Heads of Department
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jochen Linßen is the head of the Technology Assessment and Infrastructure department at the Institute of Energy and Climate Research - Techno-economic Systems Analysis (IEK-3). He coordinates around 25 scientists, PhD students, and master students with a research focus on the techno-economic modeling, analysis, and assessment of infrastructure, sector coupling, renewable energy potentials, and transportation.
Jochen studied mechanical engineering at the RWTH Aachen University in Germany, and recieved the degree of Dr.-Ing. at the Technical University of Berlin, with a research focus of battery electric vehicle charging profiles. He began his career at the Institute of Energy and Climate Research - Systems Analysis and Technology Evaluation in 2000. He was appointed as the German alternate member of the executive committee for the International Energy Agency's Hydrogen Technology Cooperation Programme from 2006 to 2017, as nominated by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy. Furthermore, he organized the international Task 30 “Global hydrogen systems analysis” in collaboration with the data analysts of the IEA scenario team. Along with this experience, Jochen led and coordinated several research projects in collaboration with scientific and industrial partners. Currently, Jochen lectures for the energy storage technology and gas supply infrastructure course at the FH Aachen University of Applied Sciences. He has authored over 55 publications in journals such as Applied Energy, Energy and Environmental Science, and the International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, and has been cited over 1200 times.
Dr.-Ing Jann Michael Weinand is the head of the Integrated Models and Strategies department at the Institute of Energy and Climate Research - Techno-economic Systems Analysis (IEK-3). He coordinates around 30 scientists, PhD students, and master students with a research focus on the assessment of regional and international energy systems, complexity reduction in mathematical optimizations, and the integration of artificial intelligence methods and research data management in energy system analyses.
Jann studied Mechanical Engineering and Business Administration with a specialization in energy technology at the RWTH Aachen University in Germany until 2016 and received the degree of Dr.-Ing. from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in 2020, with a thesis focused on the techno-economic feasibility of energy autonomy in regional energy systems. Along with this experience, Jann has led and coordinated several research projects in collaboration with scientific and industrial partners and has authored over 25 publications in journals such as Nature Energy, Patterns, and Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, and has been cited over 450 times.