Johannes Schiffer, Prof. Dr.-Ing.

I studied Engineering Cybernetics at the University of Stuttgart, Germany, and Lund University, Sweden. Then I held appointments as research associate at the Chair of Sustainable Electric Networks and Sources of Energy (2009-2011) and the Control Systems Group (2011-2015) both at TU Berlin, Germany. In 2015, I received a Ph.D. degree (Dr.-Ing.) in Electrical Engineering from TU Berlin for a thesis on Stability and Power Sharing in Microgrids. From 2015-2018, I was a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Smart Energy Systems at the School of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University of Leeds, UK. I joined Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg as Chair of Control Systems and Network Control Technology in July 2018. Since 2021, I hold a joint professorship of Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg and the Fraunhofer Research Institution for Energy Infrastructures and Geothermal Systems (IEG), where I head the Business Area "Control, Automation and Operation Management". Since 2022, I also serve as coordinator of the Energy Innovation Center Cottbus (EIZ) and, since 2023, as coordinator of the EU MSCA Doctoral Network "Dependable Smart Energy Systems" (DENSE).

Research Interests

My main research interests are in distributed control, monitoring and analysis of complex networks with application to microgrids and power systems. Please also see.

Memberships, Advisory and Reviewer Duties

  • Member of IEEE Control Systems Society
  • Member of IEEE Power & Energy Society
  • Member of ETG/GMA Technical Committee on Power System Control and Management (Fachausschuss "Netzregelung und Systemführung")
  • BTU C-S Deputy of Research (in 2020)
  • BTU C-S representative in Energieallianz Brandenburg
  • Regular reviewing activities of scientific proposals (e.g., DFG, EPSRC, NWO, ÖAW, Royal Society) and manuscripts (e.g., Automatica, IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, IEEE Transactions on Control of Network Systems, IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology, IEEE Transactions on Power Systems, IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid)


Recent Publications

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Talks & Seminars

08/2022"Energy-Based Control Design to Face the Challenges of Future Power Systems" (together with R. Ortega, ITAM), EECI International Graduate School on Control, Monterrey, Mexico
05/2022Technical University of Ilmenau, Ilmenau, Germany
05/2022DFG SPP 1984 Spring School 2022, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Potsdam, Germany
10/2021Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Karlsruhe, Germany
10/202110th International Scientific Conference on Physics and Control, Fudan University (Online conference)
05/2021Virtual seminar at the Hybrid Control Systems (HyConSys) Group
03/2021International Workshop on Energy Management in Smart Cities, India (Online workshop)
10/2020Key note at 2020 International Conferences on Life System Modeling and Simulation (LSMS2020) & Intelligent Computing for Sustainable Energy and Environment (ICSEE2020), China (Online conference)
05/2020Workshop on "Emerging Challenges in Stability, Control and Optimization of Power Systems - Stability Assessment and Closed-Loop Control", European Control Conference, St. Petersburg, Russia
02/2020TU Munich, Munich, Germany
12/2019Fachworkshop "Verteilte Regelung in künftigen Energieversorgungssystemen", Leipzig, Germany
11/2019Key note at Energy Open, Groningen, The Netherlands
09/2019Kolloquium "Kraftwerks- und Netzsysteme", University of Stuttgart, Germany
09/2019Dynamics Days Europe, Rostock, Germany
07/2019Focus Workshop: The Energy Transition & Systemic Dynamics, Collective Dynamics of Power Grid Networks, TU Dresden, Germany
03/2019"Energy-Based Control Design to Face the Challenges of Future Power Systems" (together with R. Ortega, CNRS L2S), EECI International Graduate School on Control, Berlin, Germany
03/2019VDE/VDI ETG/GMA FA Netzregelung und Systemführung, Hamburg, Germany
02/2019International conference on Future Electric Power Systems and the Energy Transition, Champéry, Switzerland
09/2018Dynamics Days Europe, Loughborough, UK
07/2018Summer School on Complex Networked and Control Systems, Graz, Austria
07/2018AIT Austrian Institute of Technology, Vienna, Austria
04/2018National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), Mexico City, Mexico
01/2018661. WE-Heraeus Seminar: Nonlinear Dynamics, Optimization and Control of Distributed Energy Systems, Bad Honnef, Germany
09/2017Inria, Lille, France
09/2017Styrian Workshop on Automatic Control, Graz, Austria
08/2017Lund University, Lund, Sweden
05/2017Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland
04/2017University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands
03/2017Southwest Jiaotong University, Chengdu, China
10/2016The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK
08/2016University of Warwick, Coventry, UK
08/2016ITMO University, St. Petersburg, Russia
07/2016Conference on Perspectives in Nonlinear Dynamics, Berlin, Germany
06/2016Workshop on Optimisation and Control for Tomorrow’s Power Systems, European Control Conference, Aalborg, Denmark
06/2016Indo-UK Workshop on Energy Management: Flexibility, Risk and Optimisation, Edinburgh, UK
05/2016Imperial College, London, UK
03/2016University of Southampton, Southampton, UK
02/2016University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
02/2016Durham University, Durham, UK
11/2015Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Karlsruhe, Germany
08/2015University of Ilmenau, Ilmenau, Germany
06/2015ETH, Zurich, Switzerland
06/2015University of Magdeburg, Magdeburg, Germany
05/2015University of Leeds, Leeds, UK
03/2015University of Liege, Liege, Belgium
03/201548. Regelungstechnisches Kolloquium (48th Control Systems Colloquium), Boppard, Germany
03/2015Siemens Corporate Technology, Munich, Germany
01/2015Laboratoire des Signaux et Systemes, Supelec, Paris, France
10/2014Seminar and visiting scholar, Focus period on dynamics and control in networks, Lund University, Lund, Sweden
06/2014Workshop on control of large-scale distributed and cooperating systems: recent achievements within the Network of Excellence HYCON2,
European Control Conference (ECC), Strasbourg, France