Prof. Hans Müller-Steinhagen

Member of the Clean Circles Scientific Advisory Board

Former Rector of TU Dresden

Working area(s)

Expert in Energy Science, distinguished leader in the academic system


  • Thermodynamics
  • Heat Transfer and Heat Exchanger Design
  • Heat and electricity generation from renewable energy sources
2021 German Federal Cross of Merit (Bundesverdienstkreuz am Bande)
since 2019 Member of the Innovation Advisory Board Saxony
since 2014 Member of the German National Academy of Engineering (acatech)
2014 University Manager of the Year
2010–2014 Chair of the Advisory Board of the industry initiative Dii GmbH in support of the DESERTEC project
2009 Donald Q. Kern Award of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers
1996 Mike Ackrill Memorial Trophy der U.K. Heat Transfer Society
since 2020 President, since 2022 Emiritus President of Dresden International University
2020–2022 Member of the Executive Board of TUDAG
2010–2020 Rector (TU Dresden)
2000–2010 Director, Institute for Technical Thermodynamics (DLR Stuttgart)
2000–2010 Director, Institute for Thermodynamics and Thermal Engineering (University of Stuttgart)
1999 Habilitation (University of Erlangen-Nürnberg)
1993–2000 Professor and Head of School (University of Surrey)