Fields of expertise
Director of EPFL Solar Energy and Building Physics Laboratory (1994-present); Founder & Director of ENAC Institute of Infrastructures, Resources and Environment (2002-2009); Founder & Director of EPFL Doctoral Program in Environment (2002-2009); Co-Director of EPFL Institute of Building Technology (1994-1997); Associate Professor of Building Physics at EPFL (1994-1997); Associate Professor of Building Physics at University of Geneva (1990-1997); Group Leader & Research Fellow at the EPFL Solar Energy Research Group (1981-1989); Research Fellow at the Applied Geophysics Institute of University of Lausanne (1980-1981).
Visiting Professor at National University of Singapore (2009); Visiting Scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory & UCLA (1988); PhD in Physics from EPFL (1986); Visiting Scholar at Colorado State University (1984); MSc in Geophysics from University of Lausanne (1981); MSc in Physical Engineering from EPFL (1980).
Leaderships & Adwards
Steering committee Speaker of Daylight Academy (2016-present), Member of Advisory Board of European Centre and Laboratories for Energy Efficiency Research (2009-present); Member of WEF Global Agenda Council on Sustainable Energy (2008-2010); Member of IPCC Working Group III Mitigation (2008-2011); Chairman of Research Commission of the Swiss Competence Centre for Energy and Mobility (2005-present); Member of Energy Commission of the Swiss Academy for Engineering Sciences (1989-2009); Member of the Swiss Federal Experts Panel for Solar Energy (1987-1998); President of the Swiss Solar Energy Society (1987-1995).
Solar Energy Valued Associate Editor (2008); European Solar Prize (2001/2002); Walsh-Weston Bronze Medal (1998); Honorary Member of the Swiss Solar Energy Society (1995); Dufour Foundation Special Prize (1975); Félix Roux Foundation Science Prize (1973).
Careers & Spin-off
Pascal Affolter, Research Associate 1996, Founder & Director Solstis (LESO-PB Spin-off)
Marilyne Andersen, PhD 2004, Chorafas Prize 2005, Former MIT Associate Professor (2004-2010), EPFL Associate Professor (2010-present)
Manuel Bauer, PhD 1998, Founder & Director Estia (LESO-PB Spin-off)
Jacques Bonvin, Research Associate 1996, Founder & Director Solstis (LESO-PB Spin-off)
Raphael Compagon, PhD 1993, Professor University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland (Fribourg)
Gilles Courret, PhD 1999, Professor University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland (Yverdon)
Professor University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland (Yverdon)
Flourentzou Flourentzos, PhD 2001, Founder & Director Solstis (LESO-PB Spin-off)
Flavio Foradini, Research Associate 1997, Founder & Director E4Tech (LESO-PB Spin-off)
Jean-Marie Fürbringer, PhD 1994, EPFL Doctoral School & STI Dean Offices
Jean-Louis Genre, Founder & Director Epiqr Rénovation (LESO-PB Spin-off)
Antoine Guillemin, PhD 2003, Chorafas Prize 2004, Founder & Director Adhoco AG/Neurobat AG (LESO-PB Spin-off)
David Lindelöf, PhD 2007, CTO Neurobat AG (LESO-PB Spin-off)
Jessen Page, PhD 2007, Professor HES-SO Valais
Adil Racheed, PhD 2009, Research Associate SINTEF, Norway
Darren Robinson, Scientific Adjunct 2011, Full Professor University of Sheffield, UK
Anothai Thanachareonkit, PhD 2008, Research Associate Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA