As of today, January 17, 2022, we have a new face at the Institute of Engineering Thermodynamics:
Ms. Vandersickel takes over as head of the Department of Thermal Process Engineering and will contribute to further advancing thermal and thermo-chemical energy storage. She has also accepted the call from the University of Stuttgart for the professorship "Thermal Energy Storage".
The focus of her work will include thermal power plant components, liquid salt storage, energy conversion and thermal energy storage processes, and thermochemical systems.
As a committed global citizen, Ms. Vandersickel was moved from her home country of Belgium, where she studied Mechanical Engineering - Energy Technology at K.U. Leuven, to ETH Zurich, Switzerland. There she completed her doctorate and afterwards her postdoctoral studies at MIT Boston, U.S.A.. From there she went to the TU Munich as Head of Department for Thermal Storage & Integrated Energy Systems at the Faculty of Energy Systems.
Annelies Vandersickel has been the head of the Thermal Energy Storage ProcessNet Working Committee, an initiative of DECHEMA and VDI-GVC, since 2019.
We wish Ms. Vandersickel the best of success and a good transition!