Dr. Stephan Fahlbusch
Stephan Fahlbusch holds a Master degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Karlsruhe and a doctoral degree in engineering sciences from the University of Oldenburg. From 1997 until 2003 he worked on the design and control of microrobots at the aforementioned universities. From 2003 until 2011 he was working at Empa on the development of scientific instrumentation for scanning electron microscopes, and from 2008 until 2012 as CEO of the start-up Alemnis GmbH. From 2012 until 2014 Stephan Fahlbusch was working as EU project manager at accelopment AG, Zurich. Since 2014 he is working as program manager of the SCCER FEEB&D at Empa.
Prof. Dr. Sabine Sulzer
Prof. Dr. Sabine Sulzer is head of the Lucerne Competence Center for Energy Research (LUCCERNE) and teaches “Sustainable Energy Systems”. Her research is dedicated to the development of new solutions to overcome the diffusion gap in the context of the energy transition (specifically she focuses on business model innovation and the consideration of multiple benefits). Prior to this assignment she introduced and lead the global innovation management at Sulzer Pumps in Winterthur, Switzerland from 2007 to 2012. Before that she worked as Computational Fluid Dynamic Specialist at Sulzer Innotec in Winterthur, Switzerland. Sabine Sulzer studied rural engineering at the ETH in Zurich. She worked at the institute for hydromechanics and water management at the ETH in Zurich and had a one-year research fellowship at the “Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas” in Madrid, Spain. From 1998 to 2001 she was research assistant at ETH Zurich and made a PhD in computational fluid dynamics.