Dr. Ludger Josef Fischer (*1965) graduated in Mechanical and Process Engineering at RWTH Aachen. After his PhD at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) he joined the Company Kühni AG in Switzerland as head of R&D and later head of sales. He signed responsible for the company Ekato Unimix as managing director and had several leading positions within the AC Serendip group in Switzerland, Germany and China.
During his industrial career Dr. Fischer invented several new technologies and processes within the field of thermal separation, mixing and dispersing, medical devices and nanotechnology. In combination with his inventions several patents were granted.
Since 2013 he is member of the research group for thermal energy storage within the Competence Center for Thermal Energy systems and Process Technology and since 2014 he is working as full-time lecturer within the department of mechanical engineering.
Priorities at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences & Arts are project management for applied R&D within the field of energy storage and process engineering as well as basic research for new materials within the field of energy storage and conversion. Furthermore Dr. Fischer handles projects with the application of Phase Change Materials within thermal storage systems. His particular interest lies within the field of Phase Change Dispersions, compounds, building application and seasonal thermal storages.
Dr. Fischer signs responsible for the topics covering energy within research and lecture within the platform "energy@hslu"