ETH Zürich - Energy Science Center

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ETH Zürich, founded in 1855, is one of the top ten leading universities around the world ranked by Times Higher Education (THE) and QS. The values of ETH Zürich combine encouraging creativity, linking education and research as well as sharing knowledge. These three main pillars of the university enables fundamental research on a high level. The main research fields of the Energy Science Center (ESC) are energy and information, integration of renewables, integrated modeling and energy-water-land nexus.

Institute at RWTH Aachen University Research Facility of Partner University Possible Research Areas

Department of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering

Use and application of system theory tools from e.g. control theory, operations research, optimisation; financial mathematics in power system analysis
High Voltage Laboratory Combination of high voltage switchgear with electronic circuits using computer science tools to create intelligent components for electrical power systems, innovation in materials for high voltage insulation
EBC - E.ON ERC Chair of Building Physics Multiscale behaviour of porous and granular materials, heat-air-moisture flow in the urban environment, energy systems at building and urban scale, advanced computational modelling, advanced experimental techniques, time-resolved imaging in wind and water tunnels
Department of Architecture Building systems
FCN - E.ON ERC Chair of Energy and Public Economics

Applied microeconomics, public economics, energy economics, health economics; economic regulation of public services, efficiency and productivity analysis of public services, econometric estimation of energy demand functions, electricity market restructuring, gas market restructuring, hydropower economics

PGS - E.ON ERC Power Electronic Systems Laboratory

AC-AC and AC-DC converter topologies with low effects on the mains, realization of ultra-compact and ultra-efficient converter modules employing latest power semiconductor technology (SiC and GaN), micro power electronics and/or Power Supplies on Chip, multi-domain/scale modeling/simulation and multi-objective optimization, physical model-based lifetime prediction, pulsed power, and ultra-high speed and bearingless motors
GGE Institute of Geophysics Development of various geophysical techniques and their applications to diverse applied, engineering, and environmental issues; tomographic inversions of diverse geophysical data sets, statistical experimental design