Konstantinos Boulouchos (Switzerland), Professor at the Institute of Energy Technology of the ETH Zurich since 2002, is Director of the Swiss Competence Center for Energy Research "Efficient Mobility", a Steering Committee Member of the Energy Commission of the Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences and on the Scientific Advisory Board of the Swiss Academy of Engineering Sciences (SATW).
His research interests focus on fundamentals of chemically reactive systems in energy conversion technology with regard both to modelling and simulation of laminar and turbulent reactive flows and to non-intrusive diagnostic methods in combustion systems. Based thereupon, his group aims at transferring insight from basic research to industry for developing low-carbon, "near-zero" emission combustion technologies, including biogenic energy carriers. Research in recent years includes also the elaboration of optimal strategies for a sustainable future global and national energy system.
Konstantinos Boulouchos holds a Diploma in Mechanical Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens and a PhD degree from ETH Zurich. Following postdoctoral research at Princeton University, he returned to ETH Zurich in 1988 to establish the research group on unsteady combustion at the Institute of Energy Technology. In 1995, he was appointed head of the Combustion Research Section at the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) and, from 1995 to 2005, coordinated the Joint Combustion Research Programme of ETH Zurich and PSI. In 2002, he was elected Professor and Head of the Aerothermochemistry and Combustion Systems Laboratory at ETH Zurich. He has also served as Chairman of the Board of the Energy Science Center at the ETH Zurich from its foundation in 2005 until 2011. In this capacity, he was coordinating author of the publications "Energy Strategy for ETH Zurich" (2008) and "Energy Future for Switzerland" (2011).