Matthias is a research assistant and PhD student in the Clean Energy Processes (CEP) Laboratory of Imperial College London, led by Professor Christos Markides. He is interested in the modelling and optimization of energy systems for the decarbonization of the electricity and heat generation. Research interests include organic Rankine cycles (ORCs), heat pumps, combined heat and power (CHP) and storage technologies.
Prior to joining Imperial College, Matthias obtained a BSc degree in Mechanical Engineering as well as an MSc degree in Energy Engineering at RWTH Aachen University in Germany. He completed his MSc thesis project on the thermo-economic optimisation of organic Rankine cycles in the CEP lab, in cooperation with the Chair for Technical Thermodynamics of RWTH Aachen.
During his studies, Matthias worked as an undergraduate researcher at the Laboratory for Machine Tools and Production Engineering (2015 - 2016), the Center for Wind Power Drives (2017 - 2018) and the Institute for Energy Efficient Buildings and Indoor Climate (2018 - 2019) of RWTH Aachen University. He also did a 6 months engineering internship at BMW, where he worked on the thermo- and fluiddynamic modelling of internal combustion engines.
et al., 2020, Optimal design of low-temperature heat-pumping technologies and implications to the whole energy system, The 33rd International Conference on Efficiency, Cost, Optimization, Simulation and Environmental Impact of Energy Systems.
et al., Cost-benefit analysis of reversible reciprocating-piston engines with adjustable volume ratio in pumped thermal electricity storage, 33rd International Conference on Efficiency, Cost, Optimization, Simulation and Environmental Impact of Energy Systems (ECOS 2020), ECOS