Heads of Department
- Institute of Energy and Climate Research (IEK)
- Techno-economic Systems Analysis (IEK-3)
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jochen Linßen is Head of Department Technology Assessment and Infrastructure at the Institute of Energy and Climate Research - Techno-economic Systems Analysis (IEK-3). He coordinates about 25 scientists, PhD and Master students with a research focus on techno-economic modeling, -analysis and – assessment of infrastructure, sector coupling, renewable energy potentials and transportation. He studied mechanical engineering at the RWTH Aachen University, Germany, and graduate to the degree Dr.-Ing. at Technical University of Berlin, Germany. The topic of his scientific work was on charging profiles of battery electric vehicles. Jochen began his career at the Institute of Energy and Climate Research – Systems Analysis and Technology Evaluation in 2000. He was appointed German alternate member of the Executive Committee, Hydrogen Technology Cooperation Programme of the International Energy Agency nominated by Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy from 2006 to 2017. Furthermore, he organized the international Task 30 “Global hydrogen systems analysis” and the collaboration with data analyst of IEA scenario team. Leading and coordination of several research projects with participation of scientific and industrial partners is a further part of his experience. Jochen lectures for energy storage technology and gas supply infrastructure at FH Aachen University of Applied Sciences. He has authored over 55 publications in journals such as Applied Energy, Energy and Environmental Science, International Journal of Hydrogen Energy and has been cited over 1200 times.