Hans Auer

 Hans Auer

Hans has been with Energy Economics Group (EEG) at Technische Universität Wien since 1995. After studying Electrical Engineering (1996, MSc), he graduated in Energy Economics (2000, PhD and 2012, Venia Docendi). Hans also was on research leave several times (e.g., TU Berlin, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology). At present, Hans is Associate Professor (tenure track) in Energy System Economics at Technische Universität Wien and Adjunct Professor (International Chair in the Energy Transition Programme) at Norwegian University of Science and Technology. Since the beginning of his academic career, Hans has been focusing on various aspects of energy market design, energy system modelling and energy system decarbonization, notably in the context of grid and market integration of renewable energy technologies as well as energy sector coupling at several granularity levels. In the last 25 years, Hans has been coordinating a series of European and national projects in the energy transition field for a variety of different clients. He has comprehensive teaching, supervision, reviewing and examination experience of bachelor, master and PhD students, a significant amount of energy conferences contributions worldwide and also authored more than 100 peer-reviewed scientific papers and book contributions. Hans is an active member in different academic and scientific committees and associations.


01/2023 — date
Adjunct Professor, International Chair in the Energy Transition Programme, Department of Industrial Economics and Technology Management (IØT), Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)
05/2019 — 06/2019
Visiting Scholar, Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems (LIDS), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
07/2012 — date
Associate Professor (tenure track), Energy Economics Group (EEG), Institute of Energy Systems and Electrical Drives, TU Wien
07/2007 — 06/2012
Senior Research Scientist, Energy Economics Group (EEG), Institute of Power Systems and Energy Economics, TU Wien
07/1999 — 06/2007
Assistant Professor, Energy Economics Group (EEG), Institute of Power Systems and Energy Economics, TU Wien
03/1998 — 10/1998
Research Fellow, Electricity Markets and Policy Group (EMP), Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), University of California/Berkeley
02/1997 — 08/1997
Research Fellow, Department of Energy Systems (EnSys), TU Berlin
10/1995 — 06/1999
Teaching and Research Assistant, Energy Economics Group (EEG), Institute of Power Systems and Energy Economics, TU Wien


2023 — 2027

Integrated Design of the Components of the Energy System to Plan the Uptake of Renewable Energy Sources: An Open Source Toolbox

2023 — 2026

Energy Adaptive Shell – Komplettlösung für die serielle Gebäudesanierung und integrierter Energieversorgung

2022 — 2025

Flexible heating and cooling and geothermal energy storage as an enabler for decarbonized integrated energy systems