Dr. Andreas Hauer studied Physics at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich, Germany. He made his PhD at the technical University in Berlin. Now he is the Chair of the Board at the Bavarian Center for Applied Energy Research, ZAE Bayern, with about 100 scientists. There he is responsible for all national and international research and development projects focussed on thermal and electrical energy storage, thermal driven heat pumps / chillers for industrial and building applications. Dr. Hauer is an international known expert on energy storage in general and specialized on thermal energy storage. Today he is leading working groups on material development for thermal energy storage, “Flexible Sector Coupling by the Implementation of Energy Storage” and “Economic Evaluation of Energy Storage” within Energy Storage Programme of technology network of the International Energy Agency, IEA, and he is member of the Executive committee. He is member of the Board of Directors of the International Solar Energy Society, ISES. Within the World Banks partnership on energy storage (ESMAP/ESP) he leads a working group on “sector coupling” as well. He is also active in the “Investors Dialogue on Energy” of the European Union. On the national level, he is member of the Board of Directors of the 2012 established Bundesverband Energiespeichersysteme (BVES), German Energy Storage Systems Association. In this position, he is responsible for R&D activities within the association. He is Editor in Chief for the Wiley publication “Advances in Energy Storage”, which was first published in May 2022.