The Center for Energy Research at ETH Zurich

The Energy Science Center (ESC) aims to facilitate the deployment of an environmentally friendly, reliable, low risk, economically viable and socially compatible sustainable energy system.

Linking over sixty professors from eleven ETH Zurich departments, the ESC enhances cooperation between ETH Zurich, industry, government and society on energy related issues.

Energy News


The Swiss Federal Council nominated the ESC member Prof. Dimos Poulikakos to be a member of the Federal Energy Research Commission CORE

He assumed the position on January 1, 2015.                               Read more 


Dr. Thomas Cooper was awarded the Hans-Eggenberger-Preis 2014 for his PhD thesis "High-Concentration Solar Trough Collectors and their Application to Concentrating Photovoltaics"

The mechanical engineer Thomas Cooper developed for his PhD thesis a solar power system of cost-effective parabolic trough concentrators coupled to high-efficiency photovoltaic cells. He was awarded the Hans-Eggenberger-Preis 2014. Read more 


ETH team awarded prize for energy management system

The Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE) has awarded the 2015 Watt d’Or energy prize in the Energy-efficient mobility category to the Institute for Dynamic Systems and Control. This award is in recognition of the technology the institute has developed in collaboration with Carrosserie Hess AG. Read more 


Energieversorgung 2050: Integration oder Inseldenken?

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ESC project “Zernez Energia 2020” wins Special Award

The Energy Science Center project Zernez Energia 2020 was awarded the Special Award for  ’Buildings & Home’ on November 26th at the Zürich - Klimapreis 2014. Read more 

16.07.2013 | Dr. Jochen Markard, ETH Zürich

Wirtschaftssektoren im nachhaltigen Wandel

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ESC Events

Returning Frontiers in Energy Research seminars

This popular and enjoyable series of seminars given by ETH & PSI PhD students of their current research has returned for the Spring semester. The seminars are held on

Tuesdays (excepting Easter) from 4:15-6pm in the ETH main building, HG F3.

All are welcome. Further information is available under Frontiers in Energy Research

Heat and Electricity Storage, 2nd Symposium of the SCCER

May 5, 2015

31st PSI Electrochemistry Symposium - Electrochemical Energy Storage: A key for the Future Energy Systems

May 6, 2015  

Flyer (PDF, 191 KB)


Previous Events

Energieversorgung 2050: Intergration oder Inseldenken?

Donnerstag, 11. Dezember 2014, 15.00 - 19.00 Uhr,

ETH Zürich, Hauptgebäude

Please note that this event was in German

Informationen (German)

Programm (PDF, 250 KB) (German)

Innovationen fürs Klima: Was braucht es, damit wir handeln können?

Mittwoch, 5. November 2014, 15.30 - 19.00 Uhr, ETH Zürich, Hauptgebäude

Please note that this event was in German.

Informationen (German)

Broschüre (PDF, 528 KB) (German)

Zernez Energia 2020 Exhibition

July, 21st - August, 17th 2014

Further details about the event and the project (German)are available.

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