Regelungssysteme (Control Systems)

Christian A. Hans


Christian A. Hans


+49 30 314 23573

Einrichtung Regelungssysteme
Sekretariat EN11
Gebäude EN
Raum EN240
Adresse Einsteinufer 17
10587 Berlin
Consulting Timesby arrangement

Brief Biography

I am a postdoctoral researcher with the Control Systems Group ("Fachgebiet Regelungssysteme") at the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Technische Universität (TU) Berlin. I received a PhD degree (Dr.-Ing., with distinction) from TU Berlin in 2021 and a Diploma from RWTH Aachen University in 2011. During my doctoral studies, I was a visiting scholar with the Dynamical Systems, Control, and Optimization Research unit at the IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca, Italy in 2015. Before joining TU Berlin, I worked from 2011 to 2015 as an engineering expert at Younicos AG (now Aggreko plc), Berlin, Germany, developing control algorithms for low-inertia microgrids. I am a member of IEEE as well as the Energy System Transition Network.


My research bridges the gap between methods from automatic control theory and applications in future power systems with highly uncertain and decentralized renewable generation. The overall goal of my work is to enable electric power grids with a very high share of renewable energy sources using automatic control and optimisation. In this context, I am especially interested in

  • model predictive operation control and
  • time-series forecasting as well as
  • distributed and decentralized control.



Sampathirao, A. K.; Hofmann, S.; Raisch, J.; Hans, C. A.
Distributed Conditional Cooperation Model Predictive Control of Interconnected Microgrids
Hans, C. A.
Operation control of islanded microgrids
Herausgeber: Shaker Verlag
Lei, J.; Hans, C. A.; Sopasakis, P.
Optimal operation of microgrids with risk-constrained state of charge
European Control Conference (ECC)


Hans, C. A.; Sopasakis, P.; Raisch, J.; Reincke-Collon, C.; Patrinos, P.
Risk-Averse Model Predictive Operation Control of Islanded Microgrids
IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, 28 (6) :2136–2151
Kral, T.; Hans, C. A.; Merk, P.
System for handling short circuits on an electrical network


Hans, C. A.; Braun, P.; Raisch, J.; Grüne, L.; Reincke-Collon, C.
Hierarchical Distributed Model Predictive Control of Interconnected Microgrids
IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Energy, 10 (1) :407–416
Januar 2019
ISSN: 1949-3029
Hans, C. A.; Klages, E.
Very Short Term Time-Series Forecasting of Solar Irradiance Without Exogenous Inputs
6th International Conference on Time Series and Forecasting (ITISE), Seite 1007–1018
Herausgeber: Granada, Spain


Schiffer, J.; Hans, C. A.; Kral, T.; Ortega, R.; Raisch, J.
Modeling, Analysis, and Experimental Validation of Clock Drift Effects in Low-Inertia Power Systems
IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, 64 (7) :5942-5951
ISSN: 0278-0046
Krishna, A.; Hans, C. A.; Schiffer, J.; Raisch, J.; Kral, T.
Steady state evaluation of distributed secondary frequency control strategies for microgrids in the presence of clock drifts
25th Mediterranean Conference on Control and Automation, Seite 508–515
Herausgeber: Valletta, Malta


Zhou, H.; Hans, C. A.; Zhang, W.
Minimax model predictive operation control of grid-connected microgrids
IEEE Conference on Control Applications (CAA), Seite 58–63
Herausgeber: Buenos Aires, Argentina


Hans, C. A.; Sopasakis, P.; Bemporad, A.; Raisch, J.; Reincke-Collon, C.
Scenario-Based Model Predictive Operation Control of Islanded Microgrids
54th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC), Seite 3272–3277
Herausgeber: Osaka, Japan
Dezember 2015
Schiffer, J.; Ortega, R.; Hans, C. A.; Raisch, J.
Droop-Controlled Inverter-Based Microgrids are Robust to Clock Drifts
American Control Conference (ACC), Seite 2341–2346
Herausgeber: Chicago, IL, USA
Juli 2015
Hans, C. A.; Nenchev, V.; Raisch, J.; Reincke-Collon, C.
Approximate Closed-Loop Minimax Model Predictive Operation Control of Microgrids
European Control Conference (ECC), Seite 241–246
Herausgeber: Linz, Austria
Nenchev, V.; Hans, C. A.
Optimal Adaptive Predictive Control of a Combustion Engine
European Control Conference (ECC), Seite 1409–1413
Herausgeber: Linz, Austria


Hans, C. A.; Nenchev, V.; Raisch, J.; Reincke-Collon, C.
Minimax Model Predictive Operation Control of Microgrids
19th IFAC World Congress, Seite 10287–10292
Herausgeber: Cape Town, South Africa