Philipp Lerch

Philipp Lerch

Research Fellow

Energiemanagement und Nachhaltigkeit
Grimmaische Straße 12, Room I 430
04109 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97 - 33521
Fax: +49 341 97 - 33538

 Philipp Lerch

Philipp Lerch

Research Fellow

Theoretische Meteorologie
Stephanstraße 3
04103 Leipzig


Research associate in the projects H2-Flex and WindNODE. Fields of work and research interests are techno-economic modeling of energy systems, profitability calculations and general data-oriented sustainability analyzes and assessments.

Professional career

  • since 06/2019
    Research Associate, University of Leipzig, Institute for Infrastructure and Resources ManagementProjects: SPARCS, HYPOS Speicherstudie, H2-Flex, WindNODEFocus: techno-economic modelling and profitability assessments
  • 01/2016 - 08/2017
    IT-Lecturer, Grone GmbH Hamburg, development and realisation of IT courses for further education purposes with focus on Microsoft Office
  • 06/2013 - 05/2014
    Project Leader, Thüga Energieeffizienz GmbH Munich, for energy efficiency and smart home: coordination of hard- and software development, android/iOS app and multi-client web-platform, business process and contract design
  • 09/2012 - 04/2013
    Project Engineer, Thüga AG Munich, for analysing the cost effectiveness of power generation with gas expansion plants and initiation of a pilot project
  • 09/2008 - 11/2009
    Trainee and Project Engineer, Braun GmbH Kronberg, for process and supply chain optimization in the engineering department of the manufacturing plant in Kronberg


  • since 09/2017
    Master of Science, grade 1,0 (with distinction)in Sustainable Development international joint degree, University of Graz and University of Leipzig. Focus on sustainable energy economics and energy engineering
  • 03/2010 - 03/2013
    Master of Engineering, grade 1,6, in Business Administration and Engineering – new technologies, University of Applied Sciences Munich, Subjects: innovation-, project- and product management, energy efficiency, information engineering and nanotec
  • 10/2005 - 01/2010
    Diploma Engineer overall grade 1,6, in industrial engineering – innovation management, University of Applied Sciences Mittelhessen, Focus: mechanical engineering, innovation management, product innovation, project management and simulation


  • Techno-economic modeling
  • Energy system modeling
  • Profitability analysis
  • Sustainability assessments





  1. H2-Flex,
  2. WindNODE
  3. HYPOS Speicherstudie

ResearchGate Profile:

  • Teaching field: Techno-economic modeling in the context of energy management and sustainability

  • Module: Modeling in resources management

  • Course: Energy System and Agent Based Modeling

  • Content: Basics of modeling and optimization
  • Energy System and Agent Based Modelling