Field of activity
Dirk Müller deals with the development of decentralized energy supply concepts with the integration of renewable energies. To this end, he develops concepts for generation, load and storage management with intelligent communication between all components, from energy distribution and the energy transfer to the room and consideration of the user behaviour.
Dirk Müller started his scientific career after having studied Mechanical Engineering at RWTH Aachen University comprising a bachelor degree of Engineering at Dartmoth College in Hanover/N.H., USA. After having graduated at the Institute for Heat Transfer and Air-Conditioning/RWTH Aachen University, Dirk Müller worked at Robert Bosch GmbH/Department R & D followed by a position as process manager for simulation methods at Behr GmbH. In 2003 Dirk Müller was appointed as university professor at the Technical University Berlin where he led the Hermann-Rietschel-Institute until 2007. He then accepted the call of RWTH Aachen University and since then directs the Institute of Energy Efficient Buildings and Indoor Climate. From 2011 to 2015 he took over the position as Technical Director of TROX GmbH besides his activities at RWTH Aachen University. Since 2016, he is Vice Dean in the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering. 2017 Dirk Müller has been assigned as one of the directors for the new research area of "Modeling and simulation of energy systems" in the Institute of Energy & Climate Research of the Forschungszentrum Jülich (IEK-10)