Student projects: Spring 2018

The list of available projects are depicted below. Early applications increase the chances of being considered. Projects are valid for fall 2018 as well. 


Industrial internship (possible Master project)


Master projects


Semester projects

Energy efficiency in industrial processes

  • collaboration with industrial partners : Lenzing (AT), Fish production (ES)

Waste management

    • Recycling or not ? what are the best strategies for municipal and industrial waste management
    • collecting- sorting- recycling or not – integration with district heating
    • collaboration with SATOM- UTO

Waste water treatment plants integration in the energy system

    • Efficiency, biogas, fuel cells, electrolysis and district heating analysis  

Can industrial boilers be replaced by biofuel production plants ?

  • cogenerating heat and biofuels and store electricity 

Process design of a bio product production process

  • from labs to industrial process
  • collaboration with a start up company

Membrane for gas separation

  • Industrial membrane system design for gas separation
  • Application for biogas purification and CO2 capture

Can we use NH3 as a fuel in ships ?

  • NH3 is an alternative carrier of energy
  • NH3 is produced from renewable energy resources
  • The goal is to study the on-shore and on-board conversion system

What is the role of the Rhone river for heating and cooling in Sion ?

  • collaboration with ESR

Options for integrating ORC-ORC systems for electricity storage on CO2 network and other district heating systems

  • collaboration with Mann turbo

On the use of CO2 network in tropical cities

  • Study on how CO2 network can be used to supply cold in tropical cities (Singapore)

Using CO2 in deep geothermal applications and in cities

  • CO2 to cogenerate heat and electricity for cities

Integration of renewable energy sources in eco-districts

  • smart grid solutions with Romande Energie

Methodology to apply exergy in eco-district development

  • collaboration with IMPLENIA & EXERGO

Can Switzerland meet the COP21 targets ?

  • Developing the carbon flows model for the Swiss energy system
  • what are the inputs and outputs of carbon flows in the swiss energy systems ?
  • what about grey energy and grey CO2 emissions ?

Can Europe be 100% renewable ?



Students interested in doing a (semester or master) project in IPESE can send a cv and a motivation letter to StudentProjectsIPESE.