PhD Researcher of Assessing and Measuring Energy Systems Resilience
Besides experience in energy consulting, Patrick Gasser held several positions at Swissgrid, the owner and operator of the Swiss high-voltage transmission grid, especially in the promotion of renewable energy technologies and ancillary services. His multifaceted work consisted of the financial modelling of subsidies allocated to electricity generated by renewable energy technologies, monitoring complex cogeneration power plants, and conducting market studies in order to develop European markets for a more reliable and cheaper electricity supply.
Patrick Gasser holds a Bachelor Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland. Having strong interests in energy systems, he pursued a Master’s Degree in Energy Science and Technology at the Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich (ETH Zürich), also in Switzerland. During his master thesis on 'Gas Transport Through Nanoporous Graphene Membranes', he actively contributed to the publishing of the article 'Ultimate Permeation Across Atomically Thin Porous Graphene' in the Science Magazine and wrote a patent about graphene membrane fabrication.
Currently, Patrick Gasser is doing a PhD on comparative assessment of energy system accident risks. In particular, his work aims at bringing novel developments for the security of supply of electricity. His research interests involve state-of-the-art decision-making methods, resilience indicators and non frequentist inference.
Bachelor Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)
Masters Degree in Energy Science and Technology, ETH Zurich