fortiss researchers in focus

fortiss researchers in focus

Jessy designs sustainable energy systems.

Hello Jessy. Can you give us some insights into your work at fortiss?

Yes, very much so. I am a researcher in the competence field of Architectures and Services for Critical Infrastructures, which deals, among other things, with the development of reliable and sustainable energy systems in the energy sector. As the range of available energy sources continues to expand, our objective at fortiss is to automate energy service management as much as possible through intelligent energy management. To effectively navigate the complexities of electricity systems and minimize energy losses, we leverage the concept of energy flexibility. This approach enables us to address energy optimization at various levels, including individual residential buildings, as well as broader municipal and district scales. In our work, digitalization plays a pivotal role, allowing us to identify and tackle the high demands on the grid infrastructure and develop effective solutions.

What drives you in the process? What do you want to achieve as a researcher?

As a researcher, my greatest motivation is my desire to make a meaningful contribution to the advancement of a clean and sustainable future. I am passionate about shaping the way societies generate, distribute, and consume energy. Through enhancing energy efficiency and introducing innovative solutions for the utilization of renewable energy sources, we possess the potential to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions and mitigate the impacts of climate change. My goal is to actively contribute to these endeavors and to lead positive environmental transformations through my research.

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What have you done exceptionally well in the last few months?

In recent months, I have completed a research fellowship at the Technical University of Munich, concentrating on the impact of global warming on glacier melting in the European Alps. By employing deep learning techniques, I analyzed remote sensing satellite data to identify and track the retreat of glaciers over time. Forecasts suggest that European glaciers in the Alps are likely to disappear within this century. This realization underscores the urgency for proactive measures and collaborative efforts to address climate change through solutions encompassing clean energy initiatives and the requisite adaptation of our grid infrastructure.

How do you feel about the working environment at fortiss?

Since I joined fortiss, my journey has been one of continuous learning and growth. Professional advancement is not only encouraged but also realized with the support of managers and colleagues. fortiss values work-life balance and fosters a positive work culture through team-building activities and celebrations of achievements. Furthermore, I have the opportunity to participate in international workshops, where I can share my work and broaden my perspective. In addition, in-house training programs are available, enabling me further to develop my skills and knowledge within the organization. This comprehensive approach keeps me updated and fuels my professional growth as an integral part of fortiss.