Head of the Research and Testing Centre for Solar Thermal Systems, ITW, University of Stuttgart
Dr.-Ing. Harald Drück is a Mechanical Engineer who has been working at the Institute for Thermodynamics and Thermal Engineering (ITW), University of Stuttgart for more than 19 years.
Since 1999, he is the head of the Research and Testing Centre for Solar Thermal Systems (TZS). His main research interests lie in the field of solar thermal technology focusing on advanced heating and cooling systems as well as thermal energy storage and the development of performance testing methods as well as energy efficient solar buildings.
He is convenor of several German and European working groups related to standardisation and testing of solar thermal systems and components such as the Global Solar Certification Network, the German standardisation committee for solar thermal products and the Solar Certification Fund.
With regard to education and knowledge transfer, he globally acts as an advisor to several high-level organisations, is chairman or member of the scientific board of several conferences and workshops and teaches a highly successful post-graduate course on solar thermal energy at the University of Stuttgart.
Furthermore, he was one of the initiators of the German and European Solar Thermal Technology Platforms and is today a member of the steering committees of both platforms.
Dr.-Ing. Drück has been elected at Solar Heat Europe Board in 2016.