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Thomas Auer

Thomas Auer, managing director of Transsolar, has been appointed as a professor for building climatology and building services, at the Technical University of Munich.

Auer, who studied process engineering at the University of Stuttgart, succeeds Ing Gerhard Hausladen. In both education and research, he will focus on design tools and strategies for climate-responsive and energy-efficient building design.

“I’m very excited about the opportunity to teach and research within the field of climate engineering without needing to give up the work I’ve been doing for the past 20 years,” says Auer. “Working with students will keep us up to date and I’m excited to bring Transsolar’s experience to the university. I hope that my position will also provide a greater audience for our work and approach toward energy efficiency in order to increase our potential impact.”