Prof. Dr.-Ing. Philipp Geyer

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­Educational Background

  • 2010                     Doctor of Engineering, TU Berlin, Germany 
  • 2003                     Diploma of Architecture, TU Berlin, Germany
  • 2000                     Interim Exam of Philosophie, TU Berlin, Germany
  • 1997–2003         Studies of Architecture, TU Berlin, Germany
  • 1997–2000         Studies of Philosophy, TU Berlin, Germany


Professional Memberships and Affiliations

  • Member of the International Building Performance Simulation Association
  • Chair of the European Group of Intelligent Computing in Engineering (eg-ice)
  • Member of Leibniz Forschungszentrum Energie 2050 (LiFE 2050)


Professional Experience

  • 2022 - current     

                                  Heisenberg professor, Leibniz University Hannover, Germany
                                  Head of the Sustainable Building Services group

  • 2019 - 2021           

                                   Visiting professor, TU Berlin, Germany
                                   Head of the chair Digital Architecture und Sustainability

  • 2014 - 2019           

                                   Assistance professor, KU Leuven, Belgium
                                   Architectural Engineering Group

  • 2013 - 2014         

                                  Scientific director of the Centre for Urban Ecology and Climate Adaptation, TUM
                                  Area Building Stock and Climate Change Adaptation

  • - 2007                 

                                  Visiting researcher at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, United States
                                  Multidisciplinary Design Optimization and Shape Grammars (multiple visits)

  • 2003–2010            

                                  PhD Researcher, TU Berlin
                                  Chair of Structural Design and Construction, Institute of Architecture


Research or Project Interests

Digitalization and sustainability

  • Systems Engineering for energy efficiency and sustainability
  • Innovative systems and energy simulation
  • Digital modelling and Building Information Modelling (BIM)

Computer assistance in the built environment

  • AI as assistance for decision making
  • Modelling and simulation in design, planning and operation
  • Multidisciplinary design optimization


Professional Achievements or Awards

  • 2021                       Heisenberg Grant of Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)
  • 2020                       Watt d'Or Award of the Swiss Federal Office of Energy


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