Andreas Wagner studied mechanical engineering at the University of Karlsruhe from 1979 to 1987. Directly after having obtained the degree of `Diplom-Ingenieur´ he worked as a researcher at the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems in Freiburg until 1995, where he was engaged in the development of solar thermal systems and energy concepts for buildings. From 1992 to 1993 he built up and headed a new research group of the institute in Leipzig.
Since 1995 Andreas Wagner is Professor for building physics and technical building services and head of the Building Science Group at the Department of Architecture. From 2000 to 2004, he was Dean of the Department of Architecture at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and since 2004, he is Vice Dean for Research. Andreas Wagner is a member of the German committees of professors for building physics and technical building services, the board of trustees of the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems, the expert committee "Zukunft Bau" of the German Federal Institute BBSR (2008 to 2010), the VDI (association of German engineers) and of `Werkbund Baden-Württemberg´. Furthermore he is involved in numerous national and international scientific conference committees and reviews papers for different scientific journals.
His work at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology focuses o
- Integrated energy concepts for highly energy-efficient buildings
- Monitoring and benchmarking strategies
- Methods for assessment of indoor environments by field surveys
- Thermal comfort in naturally conditioned buildings during summer under transient conditions
- Modelling of thermal comfort in the context of building simulation