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Memorial Symposium for Professor Stefan Gößling-Reisemann

How can energy systems be designed to be sustainable and resilient? This was Professor Stefan Gößling-Reisemann’s research topic. His sudden death in July 2018 was a shock to his staff. He is to be remembered with a symposium on March 6, 2019.

Stefan Gößling-Reisemann joined the Faculty of Production Engineering at the University of Bremen as an assistant professor in 2003. In 2014, he took up his professorship in the Resiliente Energiesysteme (resilient energy systems) department, a rarity in Germany. The physicist conceived, pushed forward, and coordinated a wide range of topics relating to energy as well as spectacular large-scale projects and daring research propositions.

The Creation of a Model City Quarter

The model project “QUAREE 100” is about the development of forward-looking energy technologies and the sustainable conversion of a city quarter in Heide in the district of Dithmarschen. The aim is to reduce the load on the local electricity supply network through flexible load transfer, thermal, electrochemical, and chemical storage, as well as the intelligent control of systems within the city quarter.

Innovative Cooling in the Bunker

Students also learned a great deal from him. Under his leadership, they analyzed the energy efficiency of a data center and made suggestions for optimizing energy consumption. The high-rise bunker in Walle where the computers are housed not only has an innovative geothermal cooling system – it also has hybrid coolers on the roof, a concept that came from Stefan Gößling-Reisemann and his team.

Synthetic Kerosene

The researcher was recently successful in raising external funding for a joint project for synthetic kerosene coordinated from Bremen. Stefan Gößling-Reisemann was convinced that “In 2030, a large proportion of our energy will come from renewable resources.”

Energy Transition Takes Center Stage

In preparation for the memorial symposium, staff members from the Resiliente Energiesysteme department were able to gain the expertise of four internationally renowned scientists who will be presenting their research findings at the Haus der Wissenschaft (house of research), Sandstrasse 4/5, and discussing them with the audience on Wednesday, March 6, 2019, from 3 to 9 p.m. The focus will be on Professor Stefan Gößling-Reisemann’s research topics: the resilience of energy systems, sector coupling of electricity, heat supply, and transport, as well as the sociotechnical perspective on the energy transition.

International Experts in Attendance

The following people have confirmed their participation in the “Die Zukunft der Energiesysteme” (the future of energy systems) symposium: Dr. Martin Keller, director of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Colorado, USA; Professor Matthias Ruth, Vice President (Research) at the University of Alberta in Canada; Professor Wolfgang Kröger from ETH Zurich; and Professor Armin Grunwald, head of the Institute for Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis in Karlsruhe.

Anyone interested in attending the symposium is required to register via the following e-mail address by February 25, 2019: symposium-resprotect me ?!uni-bremenprotect me ?!.de.


Dr. Torben Stührmann
Resiliente Energiesysteme
Faculty of Production Engineering
University of Bremen
Phone: +49 421 218-64896
E-mail: t.stuehrmannprotect me ?!uni-bremenprotect me ?!.de

Mann am Mikrophon
Stefan Gößling-Reisemann explained his plans for the city of Heide at an energy forum in Berlin.