Andreas Ulbig new professor for Active Energy Distribution Grids
The chair for Active Energy Distribution Grids at the IAEW is led by Univ.-Prof. Dr. sc. Andreas Ulbig starting 1 April 2021. At the same time, Prof. Ulbig takes on managing roles at the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Information Technology (FIT) and the new Fraunhofer Zentrum "Digitale Energie" being established in Aachen in cooperation between RWTH and Fraunhofer.
Andreas Ulbig has an extensive academic track record with his scientific work at the Power Systems Laboratory at ETH Zurich as well as significant industry experience as Co-founder and Chief-Operation-Officer of the Zurich based ETH-spin-off Adaptricity on topics such as Smart Grid and Digitalization of Grid Operation and -Planning. He will give some insight into his previous work in his FGE Colloquium on 20 May 2021.
He studied General Engineering Sciences at TU Hamburg as well as Engineering Cybernetics at University of Stuttgart, Supélec in Paris and the California Institute of Technology (CalTech). After first work positions with the French transmission system operator RTE and the International Energy Agency (IEA), Andreas Ulbig pursued his doctorate at ETH Zurich with research stays at the Pacific Northwest National Lab (PNNL) and the University of California, Berkeley.
Andreas Ulbig was a doctoral candidate, then senior researcher at the Power Systems Laboratory of ETH Zurich between 2008 and 2016 and later lecturer for electrical networks at ETH until 2020. He is vice president of the Swiss Energy Foundation (SES) since 2016.
He is married and father of two daughters.