Energy Science Center
Type of Structure: network / framework activity
Regional Scope: national in the area: Switzerland / Europe
Parent Organisations: ETH Zürich
Child Organisations:
Duration : 2005 to present
Contact Address: Dr. Fabrizio Noembrini
Ca' bianca, via San Giovanni 10
6500 Bellinzona

e-Mail: fabrizio.noembrini(at)

holding an official function in ESC

General information and objectives

Clean, affordable, and reliably available energy is of paramount importance for the well-being of modern societies. Developing future environmentally friendly energy systems re?quires the input from 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. Currently, around forty professors at ETHZ carry out research projects with direct relevance to energy science and technology.
The Energy Science Center (ESC) was founded at the beginning of 2005 in order to facilitate intense cross-departmental collaboration, exploit synergies between complementary kinds of energy-related expertise, and strengthen research co-operation among industrial and academic partners in the energy field. In accordance with the overarching strategy of the ETH domain in energy science and technology, the ESC provides an umbrella for ETHZ activities in both research and teaching. It will also serve as a platform for large-scale interactions with important stakeholders (industry, government, opinion leaders, and society in general) and will provide them with needed services.
The ESC synergistically combines key expertise in various disciplines to address large-scale problems successfully and to form so-called “light-house” projects. Such large, highly visible projects are centred around three large thematic areas, namely:
  • Electric power generation and energy distribution
  • Energy for personal and freight transport systems
  • Energy for heating and cooling in domestic and industrial applications

    For further details, link to the ESC Home Page

    Last update: 1/8/11
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