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Institute of Energy and Climate Research - Systems Analysis and Technology Evaluation

Director:

Dr. rer. pol. Wilhelm Kuckshinrichs

Short name:

IEK-STE

Info:

Numerous questions of great public interest can only be answered using an interdisciplinary approach within energy systems analysis. This requires a simultaneous analysis of interacting technical, economic and ecological subsystems. Systems Analysis and Technology Evaluation (IEK STE) takes on this challenge, focusing on the long-term supply and demand characteristics of energy systems. This requires above all a holistic, interdisciplinary approach that takes into account technically, economically, environmentally and socially relevant correlations. These include aspects related to the security of supply, economic efficiency and environmental protection. This three-fold strategy is oriented towards social and political principles such as sustainable development.

Street:

Wilhelm-Johnen-Straße

Postal Code:
52425
City:

Jülich

Contact:

Phone: +49 2461 61 3590
Email: iek-ste-sekretariat@fz-juelich.de

  • System
    • System Analysis
      • Technical
      • Economical
      • Ecological
      • Social Science
    • Life Cycle Assessment
    • Innovation and Exnovation in the Transformation of Structures
    • Well to Wheel
    • Acceptance of Critical Infrastructure
    • Technology - based system analysis
  • Resources
    • Renewable Energy
      • Wind
      • Solar
      • Geothermics
      • Biomass
      • Water
    • Materials
      • Water
      • Inorganic Substances
      • CO2
      • Recyling of Polymers
      • Biomass
  • Infrastructure
    • Storage
      • Battery
      • Chemical Storage
      • Thermal Storage
      • Overarching topics
    • Grids & Networks
      • Integration
      • Flexibilization
      • Security
  • Conversion
    • Supply
      • Non-Fossil Carbon Sources
      • Fuel Cells
      • Electrolysis
      • Power Plant Technologies
      • Photochemical, Solarthermal & Electrochemical Processes
      • Energy to Chemicals
    • Consumption
      • Residental Buildings
      • Industry
      • Transport & Agriculture

Profile Area ECPE

The provision of sustainable energy and materials is clearly one of the major global challenges which were identified in the future strategy of RWTH Aachen University. The profile area Energy, Chemical & Process Engineering (ECPE) addresses the two most important pathways to achieve this goal: Improvements in energy and material efficiency and the transition to renewable sources.

More information on the profile area's key topics can be found here.

RWTH Aachen Profile Areas

RWTH Aachen University is convinced that in order to solve today's complex and multi-faceted problems, universities have to develop appropriate, integrated approaches. The Profile Areas are designed to address interdisciplinary topics and thus to enhance the University’s capability to engage in significant research activities and take on large-scale projects.

Feedback

Are you interested in the Profile Area ECPE? Do you have suggestions? Feel free to contact the Profile Area coordinator Stefan Sterlepper:

ecpe@profileareas.rwth-aachen.de