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About us

The Institute of Bioenergy and Resource Efficiency is supported by the FHNW University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland and the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI. This collaborative partnership makes us extremely proficient in both basic and applied research.

Furthermore, we are involved in the "Energy and Environmental Technology" and "Mechanical Engineering" bachelor's degree programmes as well as the national "Master of Science in Engineering MSE" master's degree programme.

The interdisciplinary team at the Institute of Bioenergy and Resource Efficiency is made up of specialists from the fields of mechanical engineering, energy engineering, chemical engineering, physics and natural sciences.

Head of Institute

Prof. Dr. Timothy Griffin
Prof. Dr. Timothy Griffin

Head of FHNW Institute of Bioenergy and Resource Efficiency

Telephone +41 56 202 74 36 (direct)
Prof. Dr. Frédéric Vogel
Prof. Dr. Frédéric Vogel

Lecturer for Renewable Energy

Telephone +41 56 202 73 34 (direct)

Team

Thomas Brunner
Thomas Brunner

Research Associate

Telephone +41 56 202 74 83 (direct)
Prof. Dr. Tom Kober
Prof. Dr. Tom Kober

Lecturer for Renewable Energy and Energy Systems

Telephone +41 56 202 81 78 (direct)
Prof. Dr. Petar Mandaliev
Prof. Dr. Petar Mandaliev

Lecturer for Resource Efficiency

Telephone +41 56 202 87 07 (direct)
Tom Strebel
Tom Strebel

Research associate and Head of the testing laboratory for wood-fired heating systems

Telephone +41 56 202 79 16 (direct)
Dr. Josef Wüest
Dr. Josef Wüest

Research Associate

Telephone +41 56 202 74 31 (direct)

Miriam Baier
Research assistant
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Franco Cavalloni
Research assistant
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Dr. Fulvio Di Lorenzo
Research associate
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Daniel Fischer
Research assistant
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Fabienne Gräppi
Reserach assistant
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Fabian Hitz
PhD Student
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Elvira Knam
Administration
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Hans Peter Knöpfel
Research associate
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Nemo Lohberger
Research associate
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Daniel Lustenberger
Research assistant
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Verena Roos
Administration
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Raffael Schreiber
Reserach assistant
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Joris Strassburg
Research assistant
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Dieter Winkler
Research associate
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