Jens Noack studied chemical engineering and environmental technology at the Dresden University of Applied Sciences. Since 2007 he has been working at the German Fraunhofer Institute for Chemical Technology in the Department of Applied Electrochemistry, where he has mainly been involved in the development of redox flow batteries. From 2009 to 2011 he was acting group leader of the newly formed Redox Flow battery group and subsequently deputy group leader. Since then he has been working at Fraunhofer ICT as project lead, scientist and senior engineer.
He is an Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia, the German project lead of the German-Australian Alliance for Electrochemical Technologies for Storage of Renewable Energy (CENELEST) and the project coordinator of the H2020 European-Australian SONAR project.