Field of Work
Prof. Peter Radgen’s research focuses on ration energy usage in industrial processes and in cross-sectional technology. In addition to the key topic of energy efficiency, this particularly deals with compressed air, electric motors, compressors, pumps, air-conditioners, and issues relating to energy audits and cost reduction.
The work aims to identify, evaluate and implement efficiency measures to drive a sustainable improvement. The consideration and evaluation of the interactions between the individual sub-systems play a special role in this. This also includes energy matters relating to digitization.
Peter Radgen, born in Frankfurt/Main in 1963, is the Director of the Graduate and Research School for Energy Efficiency Stuttgart (GREES). After studying Mechanical Engineering at the University of Karlsruhe, and at INSA (Lyon), he completed his PhD on Energy Optimization of Industrial Processes at the University of Duisburg. Between 1995 and 2008, he was Director of the Energy Efficiency section at Fraunhofer ISI (Karlsruhe). From 2008 to 2015, he worked for the energy provider E.ON where he was responsible for research into energy stores and from 2010 had full responsibility for the research program into CO2 deposits and storage. After working for the Federal Office of Energy, in 2016 he was appointed Professor of Energy Efficiency at the Institute of Energy Economics and the Rational Use of Energy at the University of Stuttgart. Radgen is the author of several national and international publications on the subject of energy efficiency.