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Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Robert Pitz-Paal, Director
Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Robert Pitz-Paal has been one of two directors heading the Institute of Solar Research since June 2011. His main research areas are the technical analysis and optimisation of concentrating solar power systems for generating electricity and producing fuel. A challenge he finds particularly exciting is that of coupled heat transfer problems involving radiation, convection, conduction and chemical reactions.
Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Bernhard Hoffschmidt, Director
Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Bernhard Hoffschmidt has been one of two directors heading the Institute of Solar Research since June 2011. His research focuses on solar thermal power stations, energy flux in porous materials, and the energy efficiency of buildings. His particular passion is to develop new components and systems for solar thermal power plants.
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