Maschinen- und Energieanlagentechnik

Prof. Dr.-Ing. (habil.) Felix Ziegler

Felix Ziegler studied Mechanical Engineering at Technische Universität München, Germany. After having received his Diploma he moved to the faculty of physics where he continued his studies under the auspices of the late Prof. Georg Alefeld. There, in 1991, he got his Doctor’s degree for a dissertation about the combination of compression and absorption cooling processes.

Felix Ziegler stayed at the Technische Universität München as senior researcher and lecturer. In 1995 he moved to the Bavarian Center for Applied Energy Research (ZAE Bayern). He was head of the division for „Energy conversion and storage“ for six years. In 2001 Felix Ziegler was appointed full professor at the Institute for Energy Engineering of Technische Universität Berlin.

The main research interest of Felix Ziegler is sorption cooling and heat transformation devices, energy storage, heat and mass transfer, and energy systems engineering.

He received the following awards:
2012 Teaching award of "Freunde der TU Berlin"
2014 Georg-Alefeld-Memorial-Award of the Community of Sorption Heat Pumping Researchers
2021 Carl-von-Linde-Denkmünze of the Deutscher Kälte- und Klimatechnischer Verein (German Ass. of Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning)

Felix Ziegler was born in 1955 in Hamburg, Germany. He is married, one child, three grand-children. Today he lives in Glienicke, north of Berlin.


Scientific Education

1975 – 1981       Mechanical Engineering, Dipl.-Ing. (TU München)

1991     Promotion to Dr.-Ing., TU München

1998     Habilitation in Thermodynamics, TU München


Positions held:

1982 – 1995       Senior researcher, Dept. of Physics, TU München

1995 – 2001       Deputy Head, Division for Energy Conversion and Storage, Bavarian Center for Applied Energy Research, ZAE Bayern

Since 2001          Professor (Energy Conversion Technology), TU Berlin


Memberships etc.

Member, Commission E2, International Institute of Refrigeration

President, Executive Committee, International Institute of Refrigeration

General Editor, International Journal of Refrigeration

Scientific chair, Int. Sorption Heat Pump Conf. 1999, 2021

Scientific Co-chair, Heat Powered Cycles Conf. 2009

Dean, Faculty III: Process Sciences, TU Berlin, 2012 til 2017

Vice-Dean, Faculty III: Process Sciences, TU Berlin since 2017

Study Dean, Energie- und Prozesstechnik (B.Sc.), Reg. Energiesysteme (M.Sc.)