Welcome to the Institute for Water and Energy Management at Hof University of Applied Sciences

Project, Bachelor or Master Theses


The following topic is currently available as project, bachelor or master theses:

 

  • Numerical optimization of multi-objective function for the project: “Maximization of solar PV self-consumption through the combination of a chiller and an ice-battery” (start immediately)

 

If you are interested in one of our advertised topics, please contact Ms Miriam Scholz (miriam.scholz@hof-university.de). You are also welcome to send us a initiative application.

 

 

 

 

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The institute

As an institute with a broad portfolio of competencies, we deal with current issues of water and energy management in a changing society and the current advance of digitalisation.

Foundation

The Institute for Water and Energy Management was founded in 2015. As an institute of the Engineering Department, it combined research and teaching from the very beginning in order to further enhance the university's profile in the field of Green Tech. A year earlier, the Bavarian state government had already pledged 17 million euros for the establishment of a new institute by the then State Minister for Education and Culture, Science and the Arts, Dr. Ludwig Spaenle. The city of Hof, which was appointed Bavaria's centre of competence for water by Markus Söder in 2010, will thus be further upgraded.

Development

From the beginning, five research group leaders have been working scientifically at the institute. The number of scientific staff is growing steadily, currently, there are around 20 researchers working at the Institute. The iwe focuses on initiating and implementing application-oriented research and development projects in the core areas of water and energy and links these with the cross-sectional area of digitalisation. The first major project to be launched in 2017 was the Green Technology Workshop Hof, which received around 1.5 million euros in funding. The aim is to develop new products, processes and services that are characterised by a particularly high level of innovation and can be used directly in cooperating institutions. 

Perspectives

In the future, the focus on "water and energy" at Hof University of Applied Sciences is to be further deepened in a research-oriented manner and in cooperation with companies (regional and national). Since the approval of the state parliament, nothing stands in the way of the construction of the institute's own research building. The foundation stone for the ZWE (Centre for Water and Energy) was laid in summer 2020. The innovative and energy-autonomous building should be ready for occupancy in about two years, which is why funds must now be acquired for the initial equipment. The building will not only provide space for research and teaching, but will itself be a research object within the framework of future-oriented building technology.

Scientific Director

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Prof. Dr. Tobias Plessing | University of Applied Science Hof

Prof. Dr. Tobias Plessing

Engineering Department
Mechanical Engineering

Hochschule Hof
Alfons-Goppel-Platz 1
95028 Hof

Room: C 117
Phone +49 (0) 9281 / 409 4720
Fax: +49 (0) 9281 / 409 55 4720
E-Mail: tobias.plessinghof-university.LÖSCHEN.de

Chief Engineer

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Dr. Andy Gradel | University of Applied Science Hof

Dr. Andy Gradel

Institute for Water and Energy Management (iwe)

Hochschule Hof
Alfons-Goppel-Platz 1
95028 Hof

Room: G 035
Phone +49 (0) 9281 / 409 4584
Fax: +49 (0) 9281 / 409 55 4584
E-Mail: andy.gradel.2hof-university.LÖSCHEN.de

 

Assistance

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 Miriam Scholz | University of Applied Science Hof

Miriam Scholz

Institute for Water and Energy Management (iwe)

Hochschule Hof
Alfons-Goppel-Platz 1
95028 Hof

Room: G 033
Phone +49 (0) 9281 / 409 5122
Fax: +49 (0) 9281 / 409 55 5122
E-Mail: miriam.scholzhof-university.LÖSCHEN.de

 

Institute for Water and Energy Management

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Campuses

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Campus Hof

Alfons-Goppel-Platz-1
95028 Hof

Campus Münchberg

Kulmbacher Str. 76
95213 Münchberg