Alexander Burkhardt, M.Sc.


Alexander Burkhardt studied Industrial Engineering (B.Sc.) with a focus on Material Science and Resource Management at the University of Augsburg. During his Bachelors' he completed an exchange program at Auckland University of Technology (NZ). He then pursued his Master's degree in Energy Science and Engineering (M.Sc.) at the Technical University of Darmstadt. During his studies, he worked as a presentation trainer at the Educational Development Center of TU Darmstadt for two years. He wrote his Master's thesis on the topic: "Energy Concept for a Manned Habitat on Mars."

Following his Master's, he worked as a project manager for Gas/Energy at Rhein-Main Deponie GmbH for two years. Between January 2021 and September 2023, he worked as a research assistant at the Institute for Energy Economics and Rational Energy Use (IER) at the University of Stuttgart. His research focused on energy system modeling using the TIMES PanEU model, as well as the heat transition and district heating. Since October 2023, Alexander Burkhardt has been working as a research associate at the Competence Center for Energy Policy and Energy Markets at Fraunhofer ISI. His research interests include renewable energies, electricity market design, and policy measures to achieve climate neutrality.