Dipl.-Ing. Jann Kirchberger

Angestellt, Chief Operating Officer (COO), Frenell GmbH

Karlsruhe, Germany


fluid dynamics
heat transfer
computational simulation models
measurement engineering
process engineering
planning and supervision of power plant revision w
planning and implementation of power plant process
solarthermal steam generation
direct steam generation
solar boilers
steam processes
steam turbines
solar energy
project execution
project management
optimization of power plant processes
solar thermal power plants
linear fresnel technology
direct molten salt
energy storage


Professional experience for Jann Kirchberger

  • Current 3 years, since May 2021

    Geschäftsführer (CEO)

    youvee GmbH

  • Current 4 years and 4 months, since Jan 2020

    Chief Operating Officer (COO)

    Frenell GmbH

  • 4 years and 7 months, Jul 2015 - Jan 2020

    Project Manager


    engineering consultant for water/steam power plant processes planning · commissioning · implementation · performance testing · studies

  • 2 years, Jan 2018 - Dec 2019

    Project Manager

    Frenell GmbH

  • 1 year and 3 months, Oct 2016 - Dec 2017

    Engineering Manager

    Frenell GmbH

  • 9 months, Oct 2015 - Jun 2016

    Project Manager

    Frenell GmbH

  • 3 years and 4 months, Mar 2012 - Jun 2015

    Senior Engineer

    Novatec Solar GmbH

    project execution project management process engineering measurement engineering drafting of studies planning and implementation of power plant processes analysis and optimization of power plant processes planning and commissioning of technical systems planning and execution of performance tests planning and supervision of power plant revision works planning and execution of technical inspections computational simulation models software development c++ awk bash sql

  • 6 months, Sep 2011 - Feb 2012

    Diploma Student

    Novatec Solar GmbH

    development of computational performance model execution and reporting of performance test of new collector type superheating steam up to 550°C in murcia, spain

  • 11 months, Oct 2010 - Aug 2011

    Engineering Intern

    Novatec Biosol AG

    development of computational performance models development of computational fluid dynamics and thermodynamics simulation models development of automatic computational reporting system

  • 9 years and 10 months, 2001 - Oct 2010


    LS GmbH/Holzcleanic Süd GmbH

    operation and maintenance of technical installations, technical support

  • 2007 - 2010

    Soccer Coach

    KIT - Karlsruher Institut für Technologie

    collegiate sports - organization and execution of trainings and matches

  • 2005 - 2007

    Research Assistant

    KIT - Karlsruher Institut für Technologie

    institute for product design - mentoring of machine design workshops

Educational background for Jann Kirchberger

  • 6 years and 7 months, Oct 2005 - Apr 2012

    Maschinenbau/Energie- und Umwelttechnik

    KIT/Uni Karlsruhe

    energy and environmental engineering with specialization in solarthermal power, two-phase-flow, heat transfer


  • German

    First language

  • English


  • French


  • Spanish


  • Italian



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