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Prof. Dr. Thomas Hamacher

Research fellow

Research fellow Prof. Dr. Thomas Hamacher
Technical University of Munich

Prof. Hamacher studied physics at the Universities of Bonn, RWTH Aachen and Columbia University, New York. He received his doctorate (Dr. rer. nat.) from the University of Hamburg in 1994 with the topic “Baryonic B decays”. From 1996 to 2010, he headed the Energy and Systems Studies Group at the Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics in Garching near Munich.

Prof. Hamacher has been working at the Technical University of Munich since 2010, where he has held the Chair of Renewable and Sustainable Energy Systems since 2013.

His research focuses on the design of energy systems in the context of disruptive technologies such as nuclear fusion, renewable energies, smart cities and electromobility. His work focuses in particular on the integration of renewable energies into the power grid, innovative nuclear systems and urban energy systems. Prof. Hamacher supports fortiss in the Architectures and Services for Critical Infrastructures competence field.