Professor Dirk Uwe Sauer is a new member of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities

22/06/2021
  Professor Dirk Uwe Sauer is a new member of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities

Professor Dirk Uwe Sauer is a new member of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences, formerly the Prussian Academy of Sciences. The Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities sees itself as an association of outstanding scientists with over 300 years of tradition that transcends subject and state boundaries. Among others, it counts 80 Nobel Prize winners in its history. Sauer's admission is to the Academy's technical science class.

Sauer holds the Chair of Electrochemical Energy Conversion and Storage Systems Technology at RWTH Aachen University. He studied physics at the TU Darmstadt and earned his doctorate at the University of Ulm. He has been at RWTH since 2003, initially as an assistant professor for Electrochemical Energy Conversion and Storage Systems Technology. His chair is an integral part of the Institute for Power Electronics and Electrical Drives (ISEA), the Institute for Power Generation and Storage Systems (PGS), and the joint Helmholtz Institute HIMS with Forschungszentrum Jülich and the University of Münster.

He is a member of the presidium of the National Academy of Science and Engineering acatech and chairman of the directorate "Energy Systems of the Future" (ESYS) of the three national academies of science Leopoldina, Union der Wissenschaftsakademien and acatech for advising politics and society on all aspects of the "energy transition".