Dr. Hannes Schwarz

  • IIP
  • Research group: distributed energy systems and networks

Range of activities

Research focus

  • Smart grids
  • Modelling, optimisation and analysis of distributed energy systems (under uncertainty)
  • Stochastic Programming


Current projects

  • Storage and Cross-linked Infrastructures (SCI), Topic 6: Superconductivity, Networks and System Integration
    Sponsor: Helmholtz Association
    Duration: 2015-2019


Completed projects

  • Energy Supply Cooperative (ESC) - intelligent cities and buildings
    Sponsor: KIC InnoEnergy
    Duration: 2012-2015



  • Tutorial Introduction to the Energy Economics (since SS 2013)
  • Seminar Aspects of the energy transition:  electricity demand and renewables in Germany and Europe (WS 2016/2017)
  • Seminar Electrical load measurement in the household sector (SS 2013)
  • Supervision of theses (see also supervised theses and current thesis offers)


PhD Theses
Conference Papers

Professional career

01/2016 - 05/2016

Research stay at the University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver (Canada)

Visiting researcher at the Computer Science (CS) Department, co-financed by the Research Travel Grant of the KYHS

since 01/2013

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Karlsruhe
Research associate at the Institute for Industrial Production (IIP), Chair of Energy Economics of the Department
of Economics and Management


05/2011 - 11/2012

Sovello GmbH, Bitterfeld-Wolfen
Quality Engineer Reliability


10/2004 - 04/2011

Studies in Industrial Engineering at the Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg (Germany) and at the Auckland University of Technology (New Zealand)

Diploma degree with a major in production and logistics, process engineering and optimisation

  • Final thesis in cooperation with the Conergy SolarModule GmbH & Co.KG in Frankfurt/ Oder (Germany): Quality management in mass production of photovoltaic modules
  • Student research project at the Fraunhofer-Center for Silizium-Photovoltaik (CSP) in Halle (Germany): Damage characterisation of solar cells
  • six-month mandatory internship at the Daimler AG in the field of fuel cell systems and H2-storage in Nabern (near Stuttgart, Germany)


PhD Theses
Conference Papers