Dr. Lohse founded the company XERION in 1998. After studying electrical engineering at the TU Ilmenau he took a position at the Academy of Sciences in Berlin-Adlershof (thermal treatment of semi-conductor wafers). After receiving his doctorate from TU Bergakademie Freiberg (behaviour of molybdenum heaters at high temperatures), he worked in responsible positions in companies within the furnace construction sector. Dr Lohse is a member of the TU Ilmenau Förderkreis Elektrowärme (Society for the Promotion of Electrical Heat). From 2009 to 2019 he held a lectureship at the TU Bergakademie Freiberg for the subject “Electric furnaces and furnaces with special atmospheres”.