Prof. Dr.-Ing. Michael Sterner

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Michael Sterner conducts research and teaches at OTH Regensburg in the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, focusing on energy storage, hydrogen and Power-to-X technologies, renewable energies, and energy economics. He heads the Energy Networks and Energy Storage Research Center (FENES). Previously, he held a senior position at the Fraunhofer IEE in Kassel, overseeing system analysis and energy economics. He is one of the inventors of Power-to-Gas and a co-author of the seminal work "Handbook of Energy Storage," published by Springer in both German and English. In addition to numerous scientific publications, he has delivered over 900 lectures on the energy transition.

The engineer volunteers with VDI, VDE, VDI, Engineers Europe, and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). He chairs the VDI Guideline Committee 4635 Power-to-X. Since his tenure as a speaker at the German Advisory Council on Global Change (WBGU) from 2007 to 2010, he has provided advisory services to the German federal government and has been a member of the Diesel Commission and the Scientific Advisory Board for Hydrogen (FCH JU) of the European Commission. He organizes various conferences on hydrogen and Power-to-X technologies.

His bestseller "So retten wir das Klima" (How we save the climate) offers well-founded solutions and clear paths for addressing the climate crisis, from renewable energies to industrial transformation: an essential guide for active climate protection.

The trained electrician has received several awards for his pioneering work in the field of Power-to-X and energy storage. His expertise has been recognized through repeated mentions in the list of the 40 most innovative scientists in Germany by Capital magazine. In addition to his scientific work, he is also active as a musician and composer, heavily involved in volunteering, and a father of three children.

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