Group members

Dr. Jan-Philipp Sasse


PhD student
Renewable Energy Systems group, University of Geneva

Uni Carl-Vogt C611, Blvd. Carl Vogt 66
CH-1211 Geneva 4

Tel.: +41 (0) 22 379 06 03
Email: jan-philipp.sasse(at)




Jan-Philipp joined the Renewable Energy Systems group at the University of Geneva as a PhD student in July 2018. His research focuses on spatial modelling of the Swiss and European electricity sector for equitable low-carbon scenarios. His current research project focuses on modelling the future European power system under various “effort-sharing” approaches to meet renewable electricity targets. The goal is understand potential trade-offs between cost-efficient and regionally equitable scenarios in terms of renewable capacity requirements, investment needs and the cost of electricity generation.

Prior to joining the group, Jan-Philipp obtained a MSc in mechanical engineering from ETH Zurich with focus on energy systems. His previous work includes optimal micro-siting of wind farms in complex terrain, WRF weather-modelling and optimal-power flow simulations for assessing demand-response potentials in Switzerland.