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is a 2023 spin-off of the Institute of Mechatronic Systems (Energy Systems Research Group) from the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Technical University of Darmstadt.
With our many years of experience in energy systems research and scientific consulting and implementation in the context of large industrial real estate projects, we bridge the gap between research and practice and make the energy transition economically attractive.
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Maximilian Roth studied mechanical engineering and management at the TU Darmstadt and University of Technology Sydney. The main focus of his studies was on space systems and control theory and its application in the field of renewable energy systems.
During and after his studies, he worked for a total of 4 years at KPMG Deutschland, where he went through various departments, such as Audit (Governance & Assurance), Financial Services (Compliance) and Deal Advisory (Turnaround & Restructuring).
Since July 2021, he has been a graduate research fellow in the Energy Systems research group at the Institute for Mechatronic Systems at the TU Darmstadt with the goal of obtaining a doctorate. The research focus is the application-oriented conceptual design and implementation of mathematical optimization environments for the design and operation of sector-coupled multimodal microgrids.
Georg Franke studied electrical engineering and management with a specialization in energy systems engineering at the TU Chemnitz and the TU Darmstadt. The main focus of his studies was on energy technology and its applications in the field of renewable energies.
Since April 2018, he has been a graduate research fellow in the energy systems research group at the Institute for Mechatronic Systems at the TU Darmstadt. The research focus is on the application-oriented conceptual design and implementation of optimization environments for the design and operation of holistic multimodal microgrids. The results from the research have been implemented in real physical systems through various research projects.
At the end of 2022, he successfully obtained his doctorate in engineering with the dissertation “Operational optimization of energy flexible residential areas considering bidirectional integration of electric vehicles” and has been working as the Head of the Energy Systems Research Group since then.