until 2003: studies of physics at the RWTH Aachen University
2004 to 2007: Ph. D. in physics at the Chair of Biophysics at the Ruhr University Bochum
2008 to 2009: Assistant to the CEO of S.A.G. Solarstrom AG at the location of the subsidiary meteocontrol GmbH in Augsburg, Germany
2010 to Feb. 2013: Head of technical operations management at meteocontrol GmbH
since March 2013: Professorship "Technologies of Renewable Energies" at the Environmental Campus Birkenfeld at Trier University of Applied Sciences. Main research areas: Energy model development, quality assurance of renewable energy systems
since June 2018: Head of the Institute for Operations and Technology Management (IBT) at Umwelt-Campus Birkenfeld
Since Jan. 2019: Member of the Management Board of Ecoliance Rheinland-Pfalz e. V., a network of companies.
Prof. te Heesen is a member of the following institutions and a registered energy auditor: