Prof. Martin Braun
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Martin Braun studied Electrical Engineering and Economics at the University of Stuttgart and received a European Ph.D. at the University of Kassel on “Provision of Ancillary Services by Distributed Generators”. He was researcher in the group “Electricity Grids” at the research institute ISET in Kassel in 2005-2008. In 2009 Martin Braun established and coordinated a new research group on “Decentralized Ancillary Services” at the Fraunhofer-Institute for Wind Energy and Energy System Technology (IWES) in Kassel, Germany. In the years 2010-2012 Martin Braun was Junior professor for „Smart Power Grids“ at the University of Stuttgart. Since September 2012 he is full professor at the University of Kassel for Energy Management and Power Systems Operation. In parallel he is the “Director Business Field Grid Planning and Grid Operation” at the Fraunhofer Institute for Energy Economics and Energy System Technology IEE (formerly IWES) that builds on the core competence “Electricity Grids“ with about 50 power system experts. He initiated and coordinated more than 20 industry-oriented projects with more than 30 Germany distribution system operators and further industrial partners. In addition, his consulting activities not only addressed industry but also politics in the area of grid integration of renewable energies. Internationally, he is active in various positions in IEEE, CIGRÉ and IEA.