Thomas Fleckl has studied technical physics at the Technical University of Graz and has completed his doctoral degree in the field of combustion diagnostics. Since 2010 Thomas Fleckl is working for the Austrian Institute of Technology. From October 1st 2015 he is head of the Business Unit Sustainable Thermal Energy Systems with the main focus on „Renewable Heating and Cooling“, „District Heating and Cooling“ and „Energy in Industries“. Thomas Fleckl has an extensive know-how in the area of heat pump technology with more than 15 years broad experience in managing research activities. Since 2014 he is member of the EHPA working group “Industrial and Commercial Heat Pumps” and presently he is member of the EHPA board.