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Bran­den­bur­gi­sche Tech­ni­sche Uni­ver­si­tät Cott­bus-Senf­ten­berg - Fac­ulty of Mech­an­ical Engin­eer­ing, Elec­tri­cal and Energy Sys­tems

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Pro­fes­sor (W3) Decent­ral­ized Energy Sys­tems and Elec­tri­cal Net­works

Working field:

The announ­ced pos­i­tion fol­lows the suc­ces­sion of the pro­fess­or­ship „Energy Dis­tri­bu­tion and High Vol­tage Engin­eer­ing“ and „Decent­ral­ized Energy Sys­tems“ of Prof. Dr.-Ing. Har­ald Schwarz. These chairs will be rest­ruc­tured as “Decent­ral­ized Energy Sys­tems and Elec­tri­cal Net­works” and in a second announce­ment, „High Vol­tage Engin­eer­ing and Elec­tri­cal Sys­tems“.
This chair has an import­ant role in the rea­lign­ment of the energy region Lusa­tia. In rela­tion with this rea­lign­ment sev­eral major pro­jects are plan­ned at the BTU wit­hin the frame of an “Energy Innov­a­tion Cen­ter”, e. g. in the area of “Scale-up Lab for Smart Grids”. The new pro­fess­or­ship is sup­posed to par­ti­cip­ate act­ively in these pro­jects and to coo­per­ate with the new energy rela­ted insti­tutes of DLR and Fraun­ho­fer Gesell­schaft in Cott­bus. It is expec­ted that the rese­arch of the chair is dir­ec­ted towards the rest­ruc­tur­ing of the pro­duc­tion of elec­tri­cal energy from fos­sil to renew­able sources and era­di­ate espe­cially into the area Lusa­tia.

We are look­ing for a per­son­al­ity who is able to com­pre­hens­ively rep­res­ent this field in rese­arch and teach­ing. In the con­text of the main rese­arch topic "energy trans­ition and decar­bon­isa­tion" at the BTU, the fol­low­ing main rese­arch top­ics are to be worked on:
  • Integ­ra­tion of renew­able decent­ral­ized gen­er­a­tion (espe­cially wind energy and PV) into the natio­nal / European elec­tri­cal power grids from the per­spect­ive of grid sta­bil­ity in con­nec­tion with sta­tic and dyna­mic fre­quency and vol­tage con­trol,
  • Power grid sta­bil­ity pre­vent­ing oper­a­tion and man­age­ment of stor­age sys­tems, sec­tor coup­ling sys­tems and con­trol­lable loads (also elec­tro mobil­ity),
  • Mod­el­ling and sim­u­la­tion of smart grids in the dis­tri­bu­tion grid level as well as their man­age­ment stra­te­gies to sup­port the over­laid power grid oper­a­tion,
  • Grid res­tor­a­tion con­cepts based on an increas­ing num­ber of decent­ral­ized energy sys­tems, stor­age facil­it­ies and sec­tor coup­ling sys­tems and a sim­ul­tan­eous decline in con­ven­tio­nal power gen­er­a­tion,
  • Mod­el­ling of elec­tri­cal grids of all vol­tage levels for sta­tion­ary, quasi-dyna­mic and dyna­mic grid cal­cu­la­tions as well as their pro­tec­tion design and oper­a­tion man­age­ment optim­iz­a­tion.

The pro­fess­or­ship is respons­ible for the sci­ent­i­fic and admin­is­trat­ive man­age­ment of sev­eral large-scale labor­at­or­ies, such as the Power Sys­tem Sim­u­lator in LG 3E and a Micro Grid in the power range of 50...200 kW.

Other duties res­ult from the require­ments set by § 42 Bran­den­bur­gisches Hoch­schul­ge­setz (Hig­her Edu­ca­tion Act of the State of Bran­den­burg - BbgHG) in con­junc­tion with § 3 BbgHG.


The can­did­ate is expec­ted to have rel­ev­ant exper­i­ence in rese­arch in sev­eral of the above­men­tio­ned areas and to be will­ing to par­ti­cip­ate in joint rese­arch pro­jects with other depart­ments of the fac­ulty and the uni­ver­sity and to con­tinue ongo­ing rese­arch activ­it­ies of the chair.

In teach­ing, par­ti­cip­a­tion in Ger­man and Eng­lish is expec­ted in the cour­ses of study in Energy Tech­no­logy and Energy Eco­nom­ics, Power Engin­eer­ing, Elec­tri­cal Engin­eer­ing and Indus­trial Engin­eer­ing as well as other engin­eer­ing cour­ses of study. Trans­mis­sion- and Dis­tri­bu­tion Grids of elec­tri­cal Energy, Renew­able Sources to pro­duce Elec­tri­cal Energy and the integ­ra­tion of Renew­able Sources in Elec­tri­cal Grids are assi­gned to this chair. Fur­ther devel­op­ments of the teach­ing offers are expec­ted.

Please refer to §§ 41 para­graph 1 no. 1 - 4a and 43 BbgHG for Pre­requis­ites and con­di­tions of employ­ment.

What we offer:

BTU Cott­bus-Sen­ften­berg is com­mit­ted to equal oppor­tun­it­ies and diver­sity and stri­ves for a bal­anced gen­der ratio in all employee groups. Per­son with a severe dis­ab­il­ity and their equals are given pri­or­ity in the case of equal suit­ab­il­ity.
As a fam­ily-ori­ented Uni­ver­sity, BTU offers a Dual-Career-Ser­vices.

How to apply:

For fur­ther inform­a­tion, please con­tact Prof. Dr.-Ing. Johannes Schif­fer, Tel. +49 (0)355 69-2809 / email:

The applic­a­tion, includ­ing aca­demic cer­ti­fic­ates, cur­riculum vitae, a list of pub­lic­a­tions, as well as proof of teach­ing exper­i­ence, should be sent by e-mail in a single pdf file with a max. 7 MB until 30.06.2022 to:

Dean of the Fac­ulty of Mech­an­ical Engin­eer­ing, Elec­trical and Energy Sys­tems
BTU Cottbus - Sen­ften­berg, Post­fach 101344, 03013 Cottbus


When send­ing your applic­a­tion by unen­cryp­ted e-mail, please be aware of the risks regard­ing the con­fid­en­tially and integ­rity of your applic­a­tion con­tent and please also note the data pro-tec­tion inform­a­tion on the BTU web­site.