Dr Stefan HIRSCHBERG
Stefan Hirschberg is the head of the Interdepartmental Laboratory for Energy Systems Analysis at the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI), Switzerland. The Laboratory consists of three Groups: Technology Assessment, Energy Economics, and Risk and Human Reliability. Since 1992 he coordinates interdisciplinary activities on “Comprehensive Assessment of Energy Systems”. Dr Hirschberg manages projects for energy and environmental authorities, for electrical utilities and vendors, and within international programs.
His main research interests currently include: Life Cycle Assessment, Environmental Impact and External Cost Assessment, Comparative Risk Assessment, Sustainability Assessment and Development of Integrated Tools for Decision Support. He has about 200 publications and lectures at ETH Zurich - the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich.
He has been a member of numerous advisory, consultant and expert groups supporting national and international organizations. Dr. Hirschberg is individual member of the Swiss Academy of Engineering Sciences. He is a member of the Editorial Boards of the International Journal of Risk Assessment and Management and the Sustainability Journal.
Before joining PSI in 1992 he was responsible for Risk and Reliability Assessment within ABB, Sweden. His work included pioneering contributions to the development and applications of Probabilistic Safety Assessment (PSA). During a leave of absence from ABB between 1990 and 1992 he served as First Officer in the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA; Vienna, Austria), responsible for IAEA’s activities in the PSA field.
He has a M.Sc. degree in engineering physics from the Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden and Ph.D. degree in reactor physics from the same University.
Head of Laboratory for Energy Systems Analysis at the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI)