Default Avatar

Prof. Dr. Thomas Bruckner

Professor

Energiemanagement und Nachhaltigkeit
Institutsgebäude
Grimmaische Straße 12, Room I 433
04109 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-33516
Fax: +49 341 97-33538

Default Avatar

Prof. Dr. Thomas Bruckner

Institute Head

Institute for Infrastructure and Resource Management (IIRM)
Institutsgebäude
Grimmaische Straße 12, Room I 433
04109 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-33516
Fax: +49 341 97-33538

Default Avatar

Prof. Dr. Thomas Bruckner

Vice-Dean

Faculty of Economics and Management Science
Institutsgebäude
Grimmaische Straße 12, Room I 433
04109 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-33516
Fax: +49 341 97-33538

Abstract

Prof. Dr. Thomas Bruckner is Professor of Energy Management and Sustainability, Director of the Institute for Infrastructure and Resource Management (IIRM) and Vice Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Management Sciences at Leipzig University.

His research interests include (1) techno-economic optimization of municipal, national, and global energy systems, (2) analysis of liberalized energy markets under climate protection constraints, and (3) the optimal integration of innovative climate protection technologies into future energy supply systems.

Mr. Bruckner has published more than 200 scientific publications; the related h-index according to Google Scholar is 34. The number of invited lectures exceeds 200. 

Professor Bruckner has repeatedly been involved in the preparation of reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Most recently as coordinating lead author for the chapter on "Energy Systems" in the IPCC's 5th Assessment Report. 

Professional career

  • since 10/2019
    Vice Dean for Structural Development and Transfer,Faculty of Economics and Management Sciences.
  • since 03/2009
    Director of the Institute for Infrastructure and Resource Management (IIRM), Faculty of Economics and Management Sciences, Leipzig University
  • since 09/2008
    Professor (Chair) for Energy Management and Sustainability, Faculty of Economics and Management Sciences, Leipzig University
  • 01/2007 - 08/2008
    Heisenberg Fellow of the German Research Foundation (DFG),Institute for Energy Engineering, TU Berlin
  • 07/2000 - 12/2006
    Research associate and head of the research group on"Energy System Optimization and Climate Protection", Institute for Energy Engineering, Technical University of Berlin (TU Berlin)
  • 06/1996 - 06/2000
    Research Associate at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research e.V., Department for Integrated Systems Analysis
  • 07/1992 - 12/1995
    Research Associate (German Research Foundation, ), Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of Würzburg, Germany

Education

  • 07/1992 - 08/1997
    Doctoral phase,Degree: Doctorate (Dr. rer.-nat.) in Theoretical Physics ("with distinction")
  • 10/1988 - 06/1992
    Studied physics at the Bavarian Julius-Maximilians University in Würzburg, GermanyDegree: Diplom-Physiker Univ., grade "very good"
  • 10/1986 - 09/1988
    Study of physics at the University of Regensburg, Germany

Panel Memberships

  • 08/2008 - 04/2014
    Member of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC),most recently as coordinating lead author of the "Energy Systems" chapter in the 5th Assessment Report of the IPCC
  • since 12/2021
    Member, Energy and Climate Protection Advisory Council of the Free State of Saxony
  • since 12/2010
    Member, Scientific Advisory & Project Board, 50Hertz Transmission GmbH, Germany
  • 01/2007 - 08/2008
    Heisenberg Fellow of the German Research Foundation (DFG)
  • 04/2005 - 04/2009
    Vice President of the Energy, Resources, and the Environment (ERE) Section, European Geosciences Union (EGU)

The research focus of the Chair of Energy Management and Sustainability includes the 


  • integrated techno-economic optimization of municipal, national and global energy systems, 
  • the analysis of liberalized energy markets under climate protection and resource constraints, and 
  • the optimal integration of innovative climate protection technologies into future energy supply systems.
  • Zwanzig20 - HYPOS - Joint project storage study
    Bruckner, Thomas
    Duration: 09/2020 - 12/2021
    Funded by: BMBF Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung
    Involved organisational units of Leipzig University: Energiemanagement und Nachhaltigkeit
    show details
  • Sustainable energy Positive and zero cARbon CommunitieS (SPARCs)
    Bruckner, Thomas
    Duration: 10/2019 - 09/2024
    Funded by: EU Europäische Union
    Involved organisational units of Leipzig University: Energiemanagement und Nachhaltigkeit
    show details
  • Smart Utilities and Sustainable Infrastructure Change (SUSIC)
    Bruckner, Thomas
    Duration: 06/2019 - 12/2021
    Funded by: SMWK Staatsministerium für Wissenschaft und Kunst
    Involved organisational units of Leipzig University: Energiemanagement und Nachhaltigkeit; Finanzwissenschaft; Umwelttechnik in der Wasserwirtschaft/Umweltmanagement in kleinen und mittleren Unternehmen; Schwarmintelligenz und Komplexe Systeme
    show details
  • Twenty20 - Hypos - Joint project: H2-Flex
    Bruckner, Thomas
    Duration: 09/2018 - 12/2021
    Funded by: BMBF Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung
    Involved organisational units of Leipzig University: Energiemanagement und Nachhaltigkeit; Abteilung Forschung und Entwicklung
    show details
  • WindNODE – Showcasing smart energy systems from northeastern Germany
    Bruckner, Thomas
    Duration: 01/2017 - 11/2020
    Funded by: BMWK Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Klimaschutz
    Involved organisational units of Leipzig University: Energiemanagement und Nachhaltigkeit
    show details

more projects

  • Scheller, F.; Bruckner, T.
    Energy system optimization at the municipal level: An analysis of modeling approaches and challenges
    Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews. 2019. pp. 444-461
    show details
  • Scheller, F.; Bruckner, T.
    Entity-Oriented Multi-Level Energy System Optimization Modeling
    2018.
    show details
  • Beck, T.; Kondziella, H.; Huard, G.; Bruckner, T.
    Optimal operation, configuration and sizing of generation and storage technologies for residential heat pump systems in the spotlight of self-consumption of photovoltaic electricity
    Applied Energy. 2017. pp. 604-619
    show details
  • Bruckner, T.
    Decarbonizing the Global Energy System: An Updated Summary of the IPCC Report on Mitigating Climate Change
    SI. 2016. 4 (1). pp. 19-30
    show details
  • Bruckner, T.; Kondziella, H.
    SEKTORENKOPPLUNG - Die nächste Stufe der Energiewende
    2019.
    show details

more publications

Master Courses:

Energy Economics

Energy Management

Integrated Assessment Modeling

Energy System and Agent-based Modeling


Bachelor Courses:

Energy Engineering

Energy Management