Prof. Dr.-Ing. Hans-Peter Beck

Member of the Executive Board Head of Institute: Institute of Electrical Power Engineering and Power Systems

Career

1947: born in Ehmen/Wolfsburg 1964 - 1968: apprenticeship as a heavy current electrician at the company A. Teves in Gifhorn 1968: Basic military service 1969 - 1972: Studies in electrical engineering at the University of Applied Sciences in Wolfenb├╝ttel 1972 - 1976: Postgraduate studies in electrical power engineering, theoretical electrical engineering at the Technical University of Berlin 1977 - 1981: Development engineer at the Research Institute of AEG AG in Berlin specialising in power electronics, drive technology and external doctorate in this field 1981:Doctoral examination at the TU Berlin 1982 - 1984: Head of the laboratory "Novel Energy Systems" 1985 -1989: Head of the development department "Electric Traction Vehicles" at AEG's Railway Technology Division, Berlin 1988 - 1989: Com. 1989: Appointment as university professor for "Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering and Electrical Power Systems" at the Clausthal University of Technology 1989: Director of the Institute for Electrical Power Engineering and Power Systems at the Clausthal University of Technology until today 1993:Call to the C4 professorship for "Electrical Drives and Power Electronics" at the University of Karlsruhe 1994 - 1998: Dean/Prodean of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the TU Clausthal 1995 - 1996: Development and introduction of the course of studies Energy Systems Engineering 1999 - 2003: Vice-Rector for Research and University Development 2003 - Nov. 2009: Vice President for Research and University Development 2008 - today: Spokesman of the Board of the Energy Research Centre Lower Saxony (EFZN/TUC)

Research interests

Teaching in the fields of: Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering Electrical Power Systems Energy Electronics Control of Electrical Drives Research in the fields of: Power Mechatronics Electrical Energy Conditioning Energy Management Systems Virtual Synchronous Machine (VISMA) Gas Grid Simulation Energy Systems Engineering

Memberships and functions in scientific associations and federations (selection) since:

1996: Member of the International Scientific Committee for Electrical Power Quality and Utilsation 2000: Full member of the Braunschweig Scientific Society, Class of Engineering Sciences 2002: Full member of the German Academy of Engineering Sciences. (acatech) 2002: Chairman of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Clausthaler Umwelttechnik-Institut GmbH 2003: Deputy Chairman of the Steering Committee of the "Landes- und Umwelttechnik-Instituts GmbH". 2004: Lower Saxony representative in the EU Commission C (Assembly of European Regions) 2004: Lower Saxony representative in the "Mirror Group Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology Platform" of the EU 2006-2011: Spokesman of the Research Network Energy Lower Saxony 2006: Leader in the planning of the EnergyResearch Institute Lower Saxony in Goslar (start 07/2007)

further memberships in expert committees, boards as well as expert activities for the awarding of scholarships (DAAD, Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation, etc.), prizes (IHK Braunschweig, Eta-Competition, etc.) and research projects (DFG, DBU, AiF, BMU, VW-Foundation, EWE, E.ON, etc.)

Contact

Am Stollen 19A 38640 Goslar

Phone: +49 5321 3816 8001 Fax: +49 5321 3816 8009 E-Mail: beck@iee.tu-clausthal.de Internet: www.efzn.de