Georg Franke studied industrial engineering and management with a specialization in electrical engineering at the TU Chemnitz and the TU Darmstadt. The main focus of his studies was on energy technology and its applications in the fields of renewable energies.
Since April 2018, he has been a research assistant in the energy storage systems research group at the IMS with the aim of obtaining a doctorate. The research focus is on the application-oriented conceptual design and implementation of optimization environments for the design and operation of holistic multimodal microgrids. In this context, the research projects “SWIVT” and “SWIVT II” developed an optimization environment for the energy system of a housing estate in Darmstadt, which is to be implemented in real life in the future. Furthermore, he was responsible for the development of an innovative charging station within the project “PHI-Factory”, which was integrated into the overall control system of the research factory and thus can be considered as a sector-coupling element in the operation strategy of the factory.