Marco Wirtz

M. Sc.
Wirtz, Marco
Institute for Energy Efficient Buildings and Indoor Climate


Building: Modulbau Melaten Nord - 4122

Room: 02.18

Mathieustr. 30

52074 Aachen


Phone: +49 241 80 49778
Fax: +49 241 80 49769


Fields of activity

Marco Wirtz develops mathematical optimization models for the design of decentralized urban energy systems. In this field, he focuses on thermally coupled systems with conventional district heating networks and innovative bidirectional ultra low temperature networks (also called 5th generation district heating networks or anergy networks). For model validation, thermo-hydraulic simulation models are used. Furthermore, Mr. Wirtz develops intelligent control algorithms for complex decentralized energy systems based on mathematical optimization.


Marco Wirtz graduated in 2017 with a Master's degree in Energy Engineering with a major in Renewable Energy Engineering from the RWTH Aachen University. During his studies, he worked for six semesters at the Chair of Technical Thermodynamics in teaching and research. He wrote his master thesis at the research center for solar energy of the German Aerospace Center (DLR) in Almería (Spain) on short-term forecasting systems for solar power plants. Since November 2017, he has been working as a research assistant at the Institute for Energy Efficient Buildings and Indoor Climate in the team Urban Energy Systems.



Title Author(s)
Robust multi-objective optimization for sustainable design of distributed energy supply systems
Contribution to a book, Journal Article (2016)
Majewski, Dinah Elena
Wirtz, Marco
Lampe, Matthias
Bardow, André
Benchmarking three low-cost, low-maintenance cloud height measurement systems and ECMWF cloud heights against a ceilometer
Contribution to a book, Journal Article (2018)
Kuhn, P.
Wirtz, Marco
Killius, N.
Wilbert, Stefan
Bosch, J. L.
Hanrieder, N.
Nouri, B.
Kleissl, J.
Ramirez, L.
Schroedter-Homscheidt, M.
Heinemann, D.
Kazantzidis, A.
Blanc, P.
Pitz-Paal, R.
Field validation and benchmarking of a cloud shadow speed sensor
Journal Article (2018)
Kuhn, P.
Wirtz, Marco
Wilbert, S.
Bosch, J. L.
Wang, G.
Ramirez, L.
Heinemann, D.
Pitz-Paal, Robert
Unterstützung kommunalplanerischer Prozesse mit CityGML-basierter Anbindung Modelica-getriebener Quartierssimulationen
Contribution to a conference proceedings (2018)
Ebertshäuser, Sebastian
von Both, Petra
Wirtz, Marco
Brüggemann, Thilo
Ochse, Susanne
Lauster, Moritz Robert
Malhotra, Avichal
Frisch, Jérôme
Remmen, Peter
Müller, Dirk
van Treeck, Christoph Alban
Wallner, Steffen
Benchmarking cloud height and cloud motion measurements
Conference Presentation (2018)
Kuhn, Pascal
Wirtz, Marco
Niels, Killius
Bosch, Juan Luis
Wang, Guang
Hanrieder, Natalie
Nouri, Bijan
Kleissl, Jan
Ramirez, Lourdes
Zarzalejo, Luis
Schroedter-Homscheidt, M.
Heinemann, Detlev
Kazantzidis, Andreas
Blanc, Philippe
Pitz-Paal, Robert
Optimal design and operation of large-scale heat pumps in district heating and cooling systems
Contribution to a conference proceedings (2019)
Wirtz, Marco
Kivilip, Lukas
Remmen, Peter
Müller, Dirk