Philipp Heer

 

Deputy Head Urban Energy Systems Lab

Empa, Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology

Überlandstrasse 129

8600 Dübendorf

Tel +41 58 765 4990

www.empa.ch/web/energy-hub/

www.empa.ch/web/s313

 

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About

Philipp Heer is the deputy head of the Urban Energy Systems Lab (UESL) at Empa - an Institute of the ETH Domain and is responsible for the energy and digitalization related research at the Empa demonstrators NEST, move and ehub. He received a BSc from HSLU T&A (2010) and a MSc from ETH Zurich (2013) both in Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering and a MAS from ETH Zurich (2018) in Management, Technology, and Economics. His research focusses on developing operational solutions based on data-driven approaches to foster a sustainable energy system.

 

Professional Background

2020 –             Deputy Head Urban Energy Systems Lab, Empa Dübendorf, Switzerland

2016 –              Head ehub group, Empa Dübendorf, Switzerland

2013 –              Building Control NEST, Empa Dübendorf, Switzerland

2010 – 2013      Scientific researcher, Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Switzerland

2006 – 2007     Electrician, Frey+Cie AG Lucerne, Switzerland

 

Educational Background

 

2017 – 2018      ETH MAS MTEC, ETH Zürich, Switzerland

            Thesis: Battery Technology Evaluation and their Distribution Grid Applications

2010 – 2013      ETH MSc Electrical Engineering & Information Technology, ETH Zürich, Switzerland

            Thesis: Decentralized MPC for smart grid applications

2007 – 2010      HSLU BSc Electrical Engineering & Information Technology, Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Switzerland

            Thesis: Gestaltung und Implementierung eines Antriebs für ein „Formula Student“ Rennauto

2002 – 2006      Apprenticeship Electrician, Frey+Cie AG Lucerne, Switzerland

 

Supervision of Students / Postdoctoral Fellows / Scientists

Scientists: C. Derungs

PostDocs: H. Cai, B. Svetozarevic

PhD Students: M. Hohmann, F. Bünning (ongoing), L. DiNatale (ongoing), V. Behrunani (ongoing)

MSc Students: T. Laaksonlaita, A. Schalbetter, D. Klauser, R. Rajakone, Ch. Baumann, C. Häberling, C. Hächler, B. Huber, D. Budiman, L. Croce, J. Gasser, J. Lungthok, H. Knapp, N. Schmid, Q. Yuan, F. Bellizio

 

Achievements / Awards

2018             Norman Foster Solar Award Solarpreis, Fitness/Wellness NEST, Solaragentur Schweiz

            (https://www.solaragentur.ch/solarpreis/schweizer-solarpreis)

2017          SIA Award "Umsicht – Regards – Sguardi 2017", NEST – Gemeinsam an der Zukunft bauen, Swiss society of engineers and architects,

            (https://www.sia.ch/de/themen/umsicht-17/)

2017             Watt d'Or, Special "Transition" award, Swiss Federal Office of Energy, Category Transition, NEST – a Lego house expedites innovation,               

            (https://www.bfe.admin.ch/bfe/en/home/swiss-federal-office-of-energy/watt-d-or.html)

2010             Best Student Award in Electrical Systems and Power Electronics, Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Switzerland

 

Research Projects

CCEM ideas4cities (2013-2017), BFE L NEST (2013-2018), SCCER JA CEDA (2017-2020), SCCER FEEB&D (2017-2020), SALISC (2018), Innosuisse Twingtec (2018), BFE ECOBATTEM (2018-2019), BFE EcoDynBat (2018-2020), BFE ReMaP (2018-2021), BFE aliunid Feldtest (2019-2020), FOGA K3 (2019-2022), BFE KiG (2020-2021), NCCR Automation (2020-2023), BFE S-DSM (2020-2022)

 

References

Mutschler, R., Rüdisüli, M., Heer, P., & Eggimann, S. (2021). Benchmarking cooling and heating energy demands considering climate change, population growth and cooling device uptake. Applied Energy, 288, 116636 (11 pp.). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apenergy.2021.116636

 

Gasser, J., Cai, H., Karagiannopoulos, S., Heer, P., & Hug, G. (2021). Predictive energy management of residential buildings while self-reporting flexibility envelope. Applied Energy, 288, 116653 (14 pp.). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apenergy.2021.116653

 

Bünning, F.; Huber, B.; Heer, P.; Aboudonia, A.; Lygeros, J. Experimental demonstration of data predictive control for energy optimization and thermal comfort in buildings. Energy Build. 2020, 211, 109792 (8 pp.). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enbuild.2020.109792

 

Bünning, F.; Heer, P.; Smith, R. S.; Lygeros, J. Improved day ahead heating demand forecasting by online correction methods. Energy Build. 2020, 211, 109821 (13 pp.). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enbuild.2020.109821

 

Allan, J.; Georges, G.; Heer, P.; Budiman, D.; Croce, L. Characterization of heat-pump, PV and battery demonstrator technologies using a coherent energy assessment. In CISBAT 2019 international conference on climate resilient cities - energy efficiency & renewables in the digital era, presented at the CISBAT 2019, Lausanne, Switzerland, September 4-6, 2019; Scartezzini, J. L., Smith, B., Eds.; Journal of physics: conference series; IOP Publishing: sine loco, 2019; Vol. 1343, p 012105 (6 pp.). https://doi.org/10.1088/1742-6596/1343/1/012105

 

Bünning, F.; Heer, P.; Smith, R. S.; Lygeros, J. Sensitivity analysis of data-driven building energy demand forecasts. In CISBAT 2019 international conference on climate resilient cities - energy efficiency & renewables in the digital era, presented at the CISBAT 2019, Lausanne, Switzerland, September 4-6, 2019; Scartezzini, J. L., Smith, B., Eds.; Journal of physics: conference series; IOP Publishing: sine loco, 2019; Vol. 1343, p 012062 (6 pp.). https://doi.org/10.1088/1742-6596/1343/1/012062

 

Khosravi, M.; Eichler, A.; Schmid, N.; Heer, P.; Smith, R. S. Controller tuning by Bayesian optimization. An application to a heat pump. In 2019 18th European control conference (ECC), presented at the 18th European control conference (ECC 2019), Napoli, Italy, June 25-28, 2019; IEEE: sine loco, 2019; pp 1467-1472. https://doi.org/10.23919/ECC.2019.8795801

 

Khosravi, M.; Schmid, N.; Eichler, A.; Heer, P.; Smith, R. S. Machine learning-based modeling and controller tuning of a heat pump. In CISBAT 2019 international conference on climate resilient cities - energy efficiency & renewables in the digital era, presented at the CISBAT 2019, Lausanne, Switzerland, September 4-6, 2019; Scartezzini, J. L., Smith, B., Eds.; Journal of physics: conference series; IOP Publishing: sine loco, 2019; Vol. 1343, p 012065 (6 p.). https://doi.org/10.1088/1742-6596/1343/1/012065

 

Richner, P.; Heer, P.; Largo, R.; Marchesi, E.; Zimmermann, M. NEST – a platform for the acceleration of innovation in buildings. Inf. Constr. 2018, 69 (548), e222 (8 pp.). https://doi.org/10.3989/id.55380

 

Heer, P. Energiezukunft im Quartier erforschen und demonstrieren. In Schweizer Energiefachbuch 2017: Nachhaltig Planen, Bauen und Betreiben; Schweizer Energiefachbuch, Vol. 2017; Kömedia: St. Gallen, 2017; pp 62-65.