Stefan Fortuin is an Industrial Design Engineer (MSc) and also has a master's degree in Energy Management (MTech, Massey). He worked for more than 5 years at Fraunhofer ISE in Freiburg, Germany, on projects related to solar thermal research, design and applications. Stefan was also a lecturer in Supply Chain Management and a guest lecturer in solar thermal performance measurement and simulation.
Before that, he worked at the National Centre for Energy Solutions of NIWA, a Crown Research Institute in New Zealand.
Stefan has a broad and interdisciplinary engineering background. His core competence is in renewable energy technologies with a specialisation in solar thermal systems. He has managed improvement projects in the areas of production, engineering, information technology and business processes. Stefan was also a lecturer in Supply Chain Management at Massey University and a guest lecturer in solar thermal performance measurement and simulation at the Auckland University of Technology.
He has extensive experience with various (thermal) simulation and design software (e.g. TRNSYS and Modelica). His other
qualifications include certifications in Physical Distribution Management (CPDM) and SAP R/3. His specific fields of interest are Solar Thermal & Optics (thermal collector development and CSP), and Simulations & Modeling.