AEE – Institute for Sustainable Technologies (AEE INTEC) was founded in 1988 and is today one of the leading European institutes for applied research in the field of renewable energy and resource efficiency. In the three target group areas “Buildings”, “Cities & Networks” and “Industrial Systems” as well as three technological working groups “Renewable Energies”, “Thermal Storages” and “Water and Process Technologies”, the range of R&D projects carried out extends from basic research projects to the implementation of demonstration plants.
AEE INTEC currently employs around 80 people from eight different nations in Gleisdorf. With an average of three PhD students and about ten master thesis students, interns and student assistants, the institute also contributes to the training of highly qualified specialists.
Within the framework of national, European and international research and development projects, AEE INTEC has made a significant contribution to the further development of sustainable technologies in recent years.
Clients of these projects are federal states, federal ministries, the European Commission, international organizations such as UNIDO as well as industrial and commercial enterprises.
Cornelia Ninaus studied Civil Engineering at Graz University of Technology and is a project manager and researcher at AEE Intec in the Buildings Department. Her focus is on industrialized renovation solutions, digital building twins and knowledge transfer of innovative concepts. In BuildUPspeed she is the work package leader of work package no. 5 and is in charge of the project management of the Austrian Ecosystem.
head of department buildings
After studying architecture at Graz University of Technology and Delft University of Technology, Tobias Weiß worked as a project manager at Nussmüller Architekten ZT GmbH, lecturer at Graz University of Technology and head of the department for sustainable building at Salzburg University of Applied Sciences. Tobias Weiß has been a project manager at AEE INTEC since 2017 and head of the buildings division since 2020.
head of unit renewable energies
Christoph Rohringer is working as scientific expert at AEE INTEC since September 2016. He graduated in the field of chemical engineering at the technical university of Graz, with his focus on process technology and environmental engineering. He is head of the group “Renewable Energies” and responsible for the design and construction of test rigs as well as the conduction of experiments and data evaluation. His thematic focus in the past years has been absorption technologies for district heating and cooling applications as well as prototyping and testing for thermal energy storages and micro heat pumps for HVAC.