The ESC of ETH Zurich was founded in 2005 as an interdepartmental competence center (see Organisational Structure) to facilitate energy research and teaching activities across research fields and departments. The ESC is contributing significantly to the integration of specialists and disciplines and it aims to be one of the most influential centers in energy research by being visible nationally and internationally.
The Research Center for Energy Networks (Forschungsstelle Energienetze – FEN) is affiliated with the Energy Science Center.
Clean, affordable, and reliably available energy is of paramount importance to the well-being of modern societies. Developing future environmentally friendly energy systems requires research in a large number of scientific disciplines. Most of these are cultivated at ETH Zurich, which has a bright tradition in energy-related research.
Over sixty professors at ETH Zurich currently carry out research projects with direct relevance to energy science and technology.
According to our Mission, the activities of the ESC can be categorised in three areas: