Prof. Dr.-Ing. Armin Schnettler
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Vice President


c/o VDE-Verbandsgeschäftsstelle
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Prof. Dr.-Ing. Armin Schnettler

  • Born in 1963
  • Studied Electrical Engineering
  • PhD thesis on the application of multivariate statistics and artificial neural networks for partial discharge pattern recognition at University of Technology in Dortmund/Germany
  • Joined ABB in 1992; hold several positions within ABB AG, Mannheim, as well as ABB Corporate Research Ltd, Heidelberg
  • 1998: Member of the Management Team of ABB´s business area “High Voltage Products and Substations”, Zurich
  • 2001 - 2018 RWTH Aachen University: Full Professorship and Director of Institute for High Voltage Technology, Aachen
  • 2003 - 2013 Managing Director of ‘Forschungsgemeinschaft für elektrische Anlagen und Stromwirtschaft e.V. (FGH e.V.)’ – Research Association of Power Systems and Power Economics (non-profit organization)
  • Joined Siemens in 2013: Senior Vice President, New Technology Fields, Siemens Corporate Technology
  • Since 2016: Senior Vice President, Research in Energy and Electronics, Siemens Corporate Technology
  • Professor Schnettler is Scientific Advisor and member of many national and international organizations and committees and Editor-in-Chief of “Archiv für Elektrotechnik – Electrical Engineering“, Springer Press, Heidelberg

Research Interest

Energy transition & decarbonization, mainly the integration of renewable energy sources in power systems and markets, storage systems, electrification of all sectors and future of manufacturing