Chris Heyde was born 1979 in Magdeburg. He received his Diplom-Ingenieur degree in the field of electrical energy systems 2005 from the Otto von Guericke University in Magdeburg. 2010 he received his PhD degree on voltage stability assessment in control room environment from the same universitiy. Since 2010 he is working for Siemens AG in Erlangen. He is product manager for dynamic stability assessment tool. Since 2016 Chris Heyde is also senior key expert on the topic of dynamic stability assessment.