TUHH will establish a Research Center for Energy Systems (CES) to meet the technical and societal challenges resulting from the ongoing transition towards a greenhouse gas neutral energy supply system. This research center will be part of the “Green Technologies” focal area of TUHH and will bring together seven different institutes to work on inter- and trans-disciplinary research topics. The goal is to tackle key research questions crossing technological, economic and environmental research fields.

The advertised positions for professorships in this context include management functions and are located at the intersection of process engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and civil engineering.

Willingness and ability to cooperate and collaborate, therefore, is considered essential for the success of the center. The positions are to be filled at the earliest convenience.


Kenn-Nr.: P-19-13


The ideal candidate will have a background in energy systems, energy economics, energy markets and computer science with experience in research related e.g. to liberalized energy markets, optimization of energy systems, software based solutions for optimized energy systems and/or development of software tools to support a better interaction between the electricity sector and other parts of the overall energy system. The scientific focus of this professorship as part of the School of Mechanical Engineering is on contributions to digitalize our energy system to make it more resilient even under changing framework conditions. Research activities from one or more of the following subject areas are expected:

  • Computer-aided monitoring, control, balancing and optimization instruments for the changing electricity market, ensuring the necessary system services based on large amounts of data
  • Integrated systemic optimization of a converging electricity, heat and mobility market at different system levels and under climate protection aspects considering uncertainties
  • Operational online energy (procurement) optimization in an increasingly volatile energy market for reliable coverage of electricity and heat demand with the help of “new” approaches / methods, taking into account the restrictions of combined heat and power generation
  • Online prediction of energy demand and supply with a high degree of decentralization as well as on the basis of energy prices including their statistical distribution on the basis of large, inhomogeneous quantities of data.

The successful candidate is expected to offer courses at least in:

  • Energy trading and markets
  • Energy data assessment and interpretation
  • Forecasting and optimization methods in the energy industry.

    For questions, please contact the Head of Administration, Mr. Klaus J. Scheunert, phone +49 (0)40 42878-3002 and e-mail, or the Vice President Research, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Andreas Timm-Giel, phone +49 (0)40 42878-3049 and e-mail

    The TUHH acknowledges exceptional and innovative teaching achievements and capabilities. Successful applicants will therefore contribute to TUHH’s prominent profile of innovative teaching methods with high quality undergraduate (B.Sc.) and graduate (M.Sc.) courses. The courses are in English and German; for non-German speakers a willingness to learn German is expected.

    TUHH is an equal opportunity employer and particularly welcomes and encourages applications from women. It is certified as a family-friendly university and supports dual careers. Applications by disabled persons with equal qualifications will be given preference.

    The legal framework of the Federal Republic of Germany applies (in Hamburg the law is applied pursuant to Section 15 HmbHG). Applicants over the age of 50 cannot expect to be employed as civil servants.

    Please upload your application (including CV, Ref. No. P-19-13, a list of publications, relevant certificates, overview of research activities and teaching experience). The deadline for applications is February 2, 2020.

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