EARTH DIALOGUES 2013 PANELIST: HANS BJÖRN PÜTTGEN


Panel 3: 
Revitalizing multi-lateral cooperation and action (Part 1: Energy, Climate & Resources)

Former Energy Systems Management Chair at EPFL

Hans B. (Teddy) Pűttgen is the former Chaire de Gestion des Systèmes Energétiques (Energy Systems Management Chair) at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne. Upon his arrival at EPFL, in April 2006, he also became the inaugural Director of the Energy Center at EPFL.

Before arriving at EPFL, Professor Püttgen was Georgia Power Professor and Vice Chair for External Affairs in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. At Georgia Tech, he launched the National Electric Energy Test, Research and Application Center, NEETRAC, and served as its Director and Management Board Chair. NEETRAC is a membership driven organization focusing on research and test projects in the field of electric power delivery systems and apparatus. NEETRAC, with an annual budget in excess of US$5 million, has over 30 corporate members among major US electric utilities and equipment manufacturers.

Until his arrival at EPFL, Teddy Pűttgen served as Président and CEO of Georgia Tech Lorraine, the European campus of the Georgia Institute of Technology located in Metz, France. Created in 1990, Georgia Tech Lorraine has become the model for cooperation between American and European universities regarding undergraduate and graduate engineering education as well as leading-edge research.

Teddy Pűttgen, who is a Senior Member of PES, served as President of the Power Engineering Society of IEEE in 2004 and 2005 and is a member of the Governing Board and the Executive Committee. He is a recipient of the IEEE third millennium medal.

For more information about Teddy Püttgen, visit the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne website.

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