- Prof. Bernard Lachal, Prof. Martin Patel
For the past 30 years, the Energy group of the University of Geneva has been conducting interdisciplinary research in energy systems from a perspective of demand management, improved energy efficiency and integration of renewable energies.
The Energy group is part of the Forel Institute, Faculty of science, of the University of Geneva. It is also affiliated to the Institute of environmental sciences, where it takes an active part in teaching for the Master program in environmental scien-ces.
The specificity of the Energy group is a problem-based approach founded on the experience gained from innovative projects and programs. During the last 30 years, it has acquired and developed a corpus of knowledge on energy practices and realities. The Energy group academics and researchers come from a wide range of fields such as physics, environmental sciences, econometrics, political science and architecture.