The Energy Science Center of ETH Zürich Konstantinos Boulouchos
<ul><li>is a competence center of the ETH Zurich </li></ul><ul><ul><li>an interdisciplinary network of scientists whose in...
ESC Today – the ETH Zurich energy-research network <ul><li>More than 40 active research groups from 11 ETH- Departments </...
Organization / Structure of ESC/ETH Zürich <ul><li>General Assembly elects Managing Board </li></ul><ul><li>Managing Board...
Service to Research Service to Education Service to Stakeholders Electric Power Generation and Distribution Heat Processes...
Portfolio of ESC-Products <ul><li>Curriculum development and Program Management for Master in Energy Science and Technolog...
<ul><li>Promotion of the interdepartmental collaboration on teaching activities </li></ul><ul><li>Master in Energy Science...
Master in Energy Science and Technology (started 2007) <ul><li>Close to 150 applications for the academic year 2010 </li><...
<ul><li>Promotion and facilitation of interdepartmental scientific collaborations and research </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Incre...
Major Strategic (interdisciplinary) Cooperation Product (example) <ul><li>Development of an Energy Strategy for ETH Zürich...
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  1. 1. The Energy Science Center of ETH Zürich Konstantinos Boulouchos
  2. 2. <ul><li>is a competence center of the ETH Zurich </li></ul><ul><ul><li>an interdisciplinary network of scientists whose interest is energy research and teaching (engineering, natural and social science, architecture etc.) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>the interface between ETH on one hand and industry/society/outside world in the area of energy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>founded in 2005, steadily growing after that </li></ul></ul>March 2010 Konstantinos Boulouchos / ESC The Energy Science Center
  3. 3. ESC Today – the ETH Zurich energy-research network <ul><li>More than 40 active research groups from 11 ETH- Departments </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Architecture (3) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Chemistry and Applied Biosciences (2) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering (4) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Computer Science (3) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Earth Sciences (4) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Environmental Sciences (2) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Humanities, Social and Political Sciences (2) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Information Technology and Electrical Engineering (3) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Management, Technology and Economics (5) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Material Science (1) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mechanical and Process Engineering (11) </li></ul></ul>March 2010 Konstantinos Boulouchos / ESC
  4. 4. Organization / Structure of ESC/ETH Zürich <ul><li>General Assembly elects Managing Board </li></ul><ul><li>Managing Board (5-6 faculty from relevant departments across ETH) </li></ul><ul><li>-> current director: Konstantinos Boulouchos </li></ul><ul><li>-> reports to ETH VP Research / deals with strategic issues </li></ul><ul><li>Managing Director & Admin. Team </li></ul><ul><li>-> reports to Managing Board </li></ul><ul><li>-> responsible for ESC-operation </li></ul><ul><li>Advisory Board (12 members from industry, academia, government agencies, NGO’s) </li></ul>March 2010 Konstantinos Boulouchos / ESC
  5. 5. Service to Research Service to Education Service to Stakeholders Electric Power Generation and Distribution Heat Processes Transportation Systems Strategy Platform March 2010 Konstantinos Boulouchos / ESC ESC-Strategie work approach
  6. 6. Portfolio of ESC-Products <ul><li>Curriculum development and Program Management for Master in Energy Science and Technology (academic responsibility with Depts. for Electrical/Mechanical Engineering as well as Dept. for Management, Technology and Economics) </li></ul><ul><li>Energy Strategy development for ETH, including proposals to ETH Board regarding future areas of research and education in energy </li></ul><ul><li>Strategic research papers in Grand Areas (under development) </li></ul><ul><li>Facilitation of large scale research cooperations with industry and external funding partners (incl. donations for professorships, s. Electric Energy Initiative/ETH-Foundation) </li></ul><ul><li>ESC-Colloquia, ESC-Newsletter, ESC-Int. Conference on Smart Energy Strategies (2006, 2008, 2011) </li></ul><ul><li>Integration of ETH-students bottom-up activities (ECO 2 -works, Energy Club etc.) in ESC-operations (in progress) </li></ul>March 2010 Konstantinos Boulouchos / ESC
  7. 7. <ul><li>Promotion of the interdepartmental collaboration on teaching activities </li></ul><ul><li>Master in Energy Science and Technology (MEST) </li></ul><ul><li>Continuing Education for Professionals </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Offer planned to start 2011 (International Master of Advanced Studies in Energy Systems Management) </li></ul></ul>ETH Zurich – Service to Education March 2010 Konstantinos Boulouchos / ESC
  8. 8. Master in Energy Science and Technology (started 2007) <ul><li>Close to 150 applications for the academic year 2010 </li></ul><ul><li>MEST is no 1 of the interdepartmental Master Programs at ETH Zürich -> 2 years curriculum, incl. industry internship </li></ul><ul><li>No more than 35 students accepted per year </li></ul><ul><li>At least BSc-degree in science or engineering with excellent grades requested </li></ul><ul><li>Composition of student body </li></ul><ul><ul><li>35% female </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Countries/universities of origin: 30% Swiss, 30% other european countries, 40% world outside Europe </li></ul></ul>March 2010 Konstantinos Boulouchos / ESC
  9. 9. <ul><li>Promotion and facilitation of interdepartmental scientific collaborations and research </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Increase number of collaborative projects with ETH-participation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Support in the acquisition phase for collaborative projects </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Focusing on industry – university interactions, research </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Leveraging European programs </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Entry point for energy related cooperations (Alliance for Global Sustainability, IDEA League, EU/Knowledge and Innovation Communities) </li></ul>ETH Zurich – Service to Research March 2010 Konstantinos Boulouchos / ESC
  10. 10. Major Strategic (interdisciplinary) Cooperation Product (example) <ul><li>Development of an Energy Strategy for ETH Zürich (and Switzerland …. and the world) </li></ul><ul><li>If interested please visit/contact us also at </li></ul><ul><li>www.esc.ethz.ch </li></ul><ul><li>www.master-energy.ethz.ch </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>March 2010 Konstantinos Boulouchos / ESC

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