Roland Bründlinger studied at the Technical University, Graz, Austria and the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm and received his M. Sc. degree in Power Engineering in 2000.
Since 2001 he has been with the Business Unit Electric Energy Systems at the Austrian Institute of Technology in Vienna, Austria. As Senior Research Engineer he is responsible for qualification testing and conformity assessment of Grid Connected Power Converters at the AIT SmartEST laboratory. His main research interest lies on performance analysis and the interaction between Distributed Energy Resources, protection schemes and electricity grids with a focus on power electronics converter-based systems.
Roland Bründlinger is member of national and international Technical Committees working on PV standardisation and is member of the Board of DERlab e.V., the Association of the European Laboratories for Distributed Energy Resources. As Operating Agent of IEA-PVPS Task 14, he is coordinating the international research activities in the framework of the “High Penetration PV in Electricity Grids” task within the Photovoltaic Power Systems Technology Collaboration Programme of the International Energy Agency.