Prof. Harald Schwarz was born in Freiburg/Brsg. in 1957 and has been living in Cottbus since 1995. Her is married and has two sons.

From 1977 until 1982 he studied electrical engineering at TU Berlin, focusing on the study field  electrical power engineering at TU Berlin. In 1986 he received his PhD from the university of Dortmund in the field of partial discharge localization of high-voltage cable.

Academic Career
  • WS 2015/2016 Professor at the Technical University of St. Petersburg

  • 01/2014 until 12/2014 Overseas Professor at the Shanghai University of Electric Power

  • 10/2013 until 03/2016 Senator in the extended founding senate of BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg

  • Since 2013 member of the executive management of German E-Cars R&D GmbH, Cottbus as an research institute of BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg

  • Since 2013 guest professor at the University of Shanghai for Science and Technology

  • Since 2012 honorary professor at the Shanghai University of Electric Power

  • Since 2006 head of study program "M. Sc. Power Engineering"

  • 01/2006 until 12/2008 BTU representative at board of trustees of  CEBra e.V.

  • Since 2005 additional temporary head of the chair "Decentralized Energy Systems and Storage Technologies"

  • 01/2004 until 12/2014 managing director of the Center for Energy Technology Brandenburg (CEBra)

  • 01/2003 until 05/2004  set-up of the Center for Energy Technology Brandenburg (CEBra), consisting of 14 BTU chairs with research activities in the energy sector, CEBra e.V., the via cooperation contract affiliated development association and CEBra GmbH, the association-owned transfer company CEBra GmbH

  • 05/2002 until 12/2005 member of the advisory board of "HIGHVOLT Prüftechnik Dresden GmbH"

  • 05/2002 until 04/2006 director of the "Center for Energy Supply" an academic institution of faculty 3 consisting of:

    • Chair of Power Distribution and High-Voltage Engineering
    • Chair of Energy Economics
    • Chair of Energy Storages and super-conducting Equipment (later Decentralized Energy Systems)
    • Junior Chair of Electricity Industry
    • Honorary Chair for Middle- and Low-Voltage Engineering
    • Honorary Chair for Protection and Control Equipment
  • 01/2002 until 12/2005 chairmen of managing board of Energy Resource Institute ERI e.V. (later CEBra e.V.)

  • 01/2001 until 12/2004 Vice-dean of the Faculty for Mechanical, Electrical and Industrial Engineering

  • 10/1995 until 12/2005 member of managing board managing board of Energy Resource Institute ERI e.V. (later CEBra e.V.)

  • 1995 until 1999: Set-up of high-voltage test fields of BTU

  • Since 01/1995: Head of the Chair of Power Distribution and High-Voltage Engineering at BTU Cottbus with 40 employees and doctorates as of today

  • 07.05.1994: Acceptance of chair (C4 Chair) at Brandenburgische Technische Universität (BTU) in Cottbus
Professional Career
  • 09/1991 until 12/1994 head of sales for power and voltage converters in the field of high-voltage switch gears in Germany

  • 07/1990 until 12/1994 head of the newly formed group for measurement and system engineering

  • 01/1990 until 07/1990 leader of the  business area of measurement engineering

  • 07/1989 until 07/1990 involvement into project "new business areas"

  • 07/1988 until 07/1990 engineer for calculation and planning at ASEA Brown Boveri (ABB), business area high-voltage switch gear in the field of grid planning

  • 10/1987 until 06/1988 development engineer at ASEA Brown Boveri (ABB), business area of large power transformers in the field of product-related basic development

  • 10/1982 until 09/1987 academic staff at the newly-founded Chair for High-Voltage Engineering and Electrical Systems at university Dortmund
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Harald Schwarz
    • Honourable Professor (SUEP-CN)
    • Guest Professor (USST-CN)
    • Professor (SPbSTU-RUS)
    • Lehrstuhlinhaber (Holder of Chair)
Other memberships or advisory functions
  • Member of managing board of VDE-BV Lausitz

  • Member of CIGRE Paris

  • Member of expert forum "Grid Expansion" led by the Brandenburg Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy

  • Member of the Energy Advisory Board of Future Agency Brandenburg

  • Member of academic advisory board of 50 Hertz-Transmission company

  • Member of academic advisory board of EnviaM AG

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