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Mr. Socrates KYPREOS
Paul Scherrer Institute, Switzerland
Socrates Kypreos studied Physics in the University of Athens . He is Head of Energy Modelling and the Systems Analyses Group in the General Energy Department at the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI).
He was involved in studies for the design and optimisation of advanced nuclear power stations and in Energy Systems Analysis representing Switzerland in the IEA-ETSAP Project. He acts as Principal Investigator (PI) in different projects funded by the European Community and the Alliance for Global Sustainability (MIT, Tokyo University and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, (ETHZ)). He is Deputy PI for the Swiss "National Centres of Competence in Research" (NCCR Climate, WP4) responsible for the development of Integrated Assessment Models and acts as Adviser and Co-Examiner for Ph.D. studies related to energy, economy and the environment at the ETHZ.
His main activity is energy modelling and the assessment of environmental and economic implications of advanced energy technologies. He was involved in the elaboration of energy scenarios for Switzerland and other world regions. Recent activities include links between bottom-up and top-down models; the development of multi-regional global energy and power generation model used to study carbon mitigation options; the consideration of endogenous learning by doing and learning by searching; the ABB/CETP China project; and the Integrated Assessment Model for the NCCR project.