Prof. Dr. Frank Messerer

Honorary Professor at TUM since 2018


Electric fields in energy technology


Frank Messerer (b. 1971) studied electrical and computer engineering with a focus on electrical power engineering at the Technical University of Munich. He graduated with a degree in engineering in 1996. From 1996 to late 2001, he served as Akademischer Rat at the Chair of High Voltage Engineering and Switchgear Technology at the Technical University of Munich. In 2001, he received his doctorate with a thesis on Gas-Insulated Substation (GIS) for HVDC.

Since the summer semester of 1999, Prof. Messerer has been a lecturer at the Chair of High Voltage Engineering, since 2002, as lecturer at the TUM Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and, since 2018, as a TUM Honorary Professor for Electric Fields in the Domain of Power Engineering.

Prof. Messerer has held various positions in the Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs since 2002. He is currently Head of the Division of Energy Policy, Energy Infrastructure and Energy Research.


    • Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the holding company of the Environmental Technology Business Start-up Center in Augsburg (BUGA)
    • Member of the advisory council of Bayernwerk AG Regensburg