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Prof. Dr. rer. nat.

Oliver Opel

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Personal data

Diploma in Environmental Science, Leuphana University Lüneburg
Dr. rer. nat., Leuphana University Lüneburg.
Appointment FH Westküste Prof. for energy optimization of buildings (2017 - 2017)
Scientific management ITE (2022 - 2022)
Scientific coordination HY.SH (2022 - 2022)

Research data

Research level
Area of research
Energy engineering , Energy economics , Energy law , Society & Transformation , Climate protection & Resources ,
Research topic
Efficient buildings and neighborhoods, energy storage and sector coupling, renewable energy supply, infrastructure, corrosion and pavement formation
Research institute
Westküste University of Applied Sciences
Research institute location
Department of Technology
ITE - Institute for the Transformation of the Energy System
Energetic optimization of buildings

Publications and projects

Selected publications
Genuardi, M. D., Wiegand, M., & Opel, O. (2023). Installation of an ultrafiltration plant in a multi-family house to reduce the hot-water temperature and energy demand: A case study in Germany. Journal of Building Engineering, 105898.
Eggerichs, T., Wiegand, M., Neumann, K., Opel, O., Thronicker, O., Szewzyk, U. (2019): Growth of Iron-Oxidizing Bacteria Gallionella ferruginea and Leptothrix cholodnii in Oligotrophic Environments: Ca, Mg, and C as Limiting Factors and G. ferruginea Necromass as C-Source. Geomicrobiology Journal, 37:2, 190-199.
Korhammer, K., Neumann, K., Opel, O., Ruck, W.K.L. (2018): Thermodynamic and kinetic study of CaCl2-CH3OH adducts for solid sorption refrigeration by TGA/DSC. Applied Energy 230, 1255-1278.
Selected sponsored projects
ErdEIS III - Erdeisspeicher für netzaktive Quartiere BMWK - 03EN3068B Schleswiger Stadtwerke GmbH, Consolinno Energy GmbH, Energie PLUS Concept GmbH, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Technische Universität Dresden 408.380,40 € 01/23-12/27
Link to project
HyPipe - Untersuchung der Eignung des Erdgasnetzes für Wasserstoff WTSH - H2 22 01 VSHEW - Verband der Schleswig-Holsteinischen Energie- und Wasserwirtschaft 509.334,00 € 1/22-03/24
GWPuSH - Potentiale für Großwärmepumpen in Schleswig-Holstein EKSH HWT - 8/12-68 VSHEW - Verband der Schleswig-Holsteinischen Energie- und Wasserwirtschaft 149.119,06 € 01/23-12/24

Committees and Awards

Selected councils
VDI 6044: Avoiding damage in hot water, cold water and cooling circuits Cold water and cooling circuits
BTGA Rule 3.004: "Corrosion protection of pipelines and fittings in cold and cooling water systems of technical building equipment (TGA)".
Advisory member BTGA Refrigeration Group
Selected awards
12/2019: UI Green Metric World University Rankings: 1st place in the category Energy and Climate for Leuphana University Lüneburg.
10/2015: German Solar Prize (EUROSOLAR) for solar architecture and urban planning, project "climate-neutral campus".
07/2014: Special Award Innovation and Transfer (LEUPHANA), Project "thermal battery".