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Researcher Profile

Dr.-Ing. Ralf-Roman Schmidt

Dr.-Ing. Ralf-Roman Schmidt

Function

Senior Research Engineer

Center

Energy

Competence Unit

Integrated Energy Systems

E-Mail

Ralf-Roman.Schmidt(at)ait.ac.at

Phone

+43 50550 6695

Fax

+43 50550 6390

Address

Giefinggasse 4, 1210 Vienna

Career

Field: Efficiency in Industrial Processes and Systems

Main Research: District Heating and Cooling

Experience: Ralf-Roman Schmidt is a senior research engineer and is working at the AIT since June 2009, where he is responsible for the development and management of national and international projects in the field of district heating and integrated energy systems. His research priorities are decarbonization strategies and sector coupling, digitization and flexibility as well as low temperature district heating networks. He holds key positions in international networks (e.g. alternate Member of the IEA DHC ExCo for Austria, Operating Agent of the IEA DHC Annex TS3 (hybrid energy networks), Chair of the District Heating and Cooling and Thermal Energy Storage Technology Panel in the RHC-ETIP). After finishing his studies in process and mechanical engineering at the University of Bremen in 2005 (including a visiting researchers position at the University of Alberta, Canada 2002/2003), he received his PhD-degree in the field of thermo-fluid dynamics in 2013.

  • 2009-: Senior research engineer
    AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH, Energy Department
  • 2005-2009: Scientist
    Foundation Institute for Material Science (IWT) Bremen,
  • 2003-2002: Visiting researcher
    University of Alberta (Edmonton, Canada), Advanced Materials and Processing Laboratory (AMPL)
  • 2012 - 2018: Vice-Chairmen of the District Heating and Cooling Technology Platform (DHC+ TP, www.dhcplus.eu) - renewed for the actual commitment period from 2015-2017
  • 2017: alternate ExCo Member for Austria in the IEA TCP DHC http://www.iea-dhc.org/
  • 2018 : Chair of the District Heating and Cooling and Thermal Energy Storage Technology Panel, RHC-ETIP, http://www.rhc-platform.org/

Publications

  • Energy Aware Building Automation Enables Smart Grid-friendly Buildings
    Author(s): Zucker, G.; Hettfleisch, C.; Basciotti, D.; Judex, F.; Schmidt, R.R.
    Journal: e & i Elektrotechnik und Informationstechnik, Volume 129, Issue 4, pp 271-277 (2012)
  • Low temperature district heating in Austria: Energetic, ecologic and economic comparison of four case studies
    Author(s): Köfinger, M.; Basciotti, D.; Schmidt, R.R.; Meissner, E.; Doczekal, C.; Giovannini, A
    Journal: Energy, Volume 110 (2016) ; pp 95–104
  • Simulation based evaluation of large scale waste heat utilization in urban district heating networks: Optimized integration and operation of a seasonal storage
    Author(s): M. Köfinger, R.R. Schmidt, D. Basciotti, O. Terreros, I. Baldvinsson, J. Mayrhofer, S. Moser, R. Tichler, H. Pauli,
    Journal: Energy, Volume 159 (2018) ; Pages 1161-1174
  • ICT-based solutions supporting Energy Systems for Smart Cities;
    IGI Global Book on sustainable development of smart cities

    Author(s): Loibl, W.; Bach, B.; Zucker, G.; Agugiaro, G.; Palensky, P.; Schmidt, R.R.; Basciotti, D, Brunner, H.
    Publisher: ; 2015
    Series:
  • Development of district heating and cooling in the urban planning context;
    Advanced district heating and cooling (DHC) systems

    Author(s): Pol, O.; Schmidt, R.R.
    Publisher: ; 2015
    Series: Woodhead Publishing
  • Contribution to the Knowledge Development for Smart Cities;
    Sustainability Development, Knowledge Society and Smart Future Manufacturing Technologies

    Author(s): Jakutyte-Walangitang, D.; Page, J.; Schmidt, R.R.; Pol, O.; Mollay, U.
    Publisher: ; 2015
    Series: Walter Leal Filho, Arnolds Ubelis, and Dina Berzina
  • Simulation-based analyses and evaluation of domestic hot water preparation principles for low-temperature district heating networks
    Author(s): Basciotti, D.; Schmidt, R.R.; Köfinger, M.; Doczekal, C.:
  • Peak reduction in district heating networks: A comparison study and practical considerations
    Author(s): Basciotti, D.; Schmidt, R.R.
  • Smart Grids Modellregion Salzburg - Smart Heat Networks
    Author(s): Reiter, D.; Schmidt, R.R.
    Proceedings Klima- und Energiefonds; Science Brunch: Fernwärme: intelligent + erneuerbar
  • Fernwärme für Passiv- und Niedrigenergiehäuser mit niedrigen Vorlauftemperaturen
    Author(s): Schmidt, R.R.
    Proceedings Klima- und Energiefonds; Science Brunch: Fernwärme: intelligent + erneuerbar
  • Energie-Kaskaden in städtischen Fernwärmesystemen
    Author(s): Schmidt, R.R.
    Proceedings Klima- und Energiefonds; Science Brunch: Fernwärme: intelligent + erneuerbar
  • Deployment of a wireless monitoring system for indoor comfort assessment in a smart heat load-shifting context
    Author(s): Leal, S.; Basciotti, D.; Schmidt, R.R
  • Smart Cities: Challenges and Opportunities for Thermal Networks
    Author(s): Schmidt, R.R.; Pol, O.; Page, J.
  • Smart thermal networks for smart cities – Introduction of concepts and measures
    Author(s): Schmidt, R.R.; Pol, O.; Basciotti D.; Page, J.
  • Sensible heat storage in district heating networks: a novel control strategy using the network as storage
    Author(s): Basciotti, D.; Judex, F.; Pol, O.; Schmidt, R.R.
  • Dezentrale Energieumwandlung, -verteilung und -speicherung, Thermische Netze (Fernwärme) (2012)
    MCI Management Center Innsbruck
  • Netze, Teil thermische Netzwerke / Fernwärme (2012)
    University of Applied Sciences Technikum Wien
  • Dezentrale Energieumwandlung, -verteilung und -speicherung, Thermische Netze (Fernwärme) (2013)
    MCI Management Center Innsbruck
  • Netze, Teil thermische Netzwerke / Fernwärme (2013)
    University of Applied Sciences Technikum Wien
  • The Smart City – group work (2013)
    DHC + Summer School Berlin
  • future DHC systems – group work (2014)
    DHC + Summer School Helsinki
  • Dezentrale Energieumwandlung, -verteilung und -speicherung, Thermische Netze (Fernwärme) (2014)
    MCI Management Center Innsbruck
  • Dezentrale Energieumwandlung, -verteilung und -speicherung, Thermische Netze (Fernwärme) (2015)
    MCI Management Center Innsbruck

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