Antoine Durand


Antoine Durand is project manager at the Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI. He is working since 2017 in the Competence Center Energy Technologies and Energy Systems in the Energy Efficiency business unit.

His research areas include the qualitative and quantitative assessment of technologies for improving energy efficiency in households, commercial and industry sectors as well as the elaboration of appropriate measures. Ecodesign and energy labelling (preparatory studies and impact assessments) and energy efficiency networks are another research priority. He works mainly on projects at EU level or in the context of development cooperation.

He studied mechanical engineering at the University of Karlsruhe (TH) and at the ENSHMG (INPG) in Grenoble, which he completed in 2001 with the German-French double diploma. He then worked as an application engineer and technical project manager of brake systems at Bosch in Germany and Japan. From 2009 to 2013 he worked at the Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy, first as a researcher and then as a project manager for projects in the fields of energy efficiency, power and heat supply and climate protection.

Subsequently, he worked for the German Cooperation for International Cooperation (GIZ) for 3 years as a consultant in Senegal in the field of energy efficiency.

He works on projects in English, German and French.