Daniel Favrat is professor emeritus at EPFL and former director of EPFL Energy Center. Previously he was director of the Industrial Energy Systems Laboratory of EPFL for 25 years.
His research includes systemic analyses in what is called environomics (a contraction of energy, environment and economics) for a more efficient design of integrated technologies based on both fossil and renewable energies. He also contributes to the design of advanced equipment for a more rational use of energy including heat pumps and fuel cells.
He is a member of the Swiss Academy of Engineering Sciences, of the French Academy of Technologies, vice-chairman of the energy committee of the World Federation of Engineering Organizations and member of the editorial board of Energy. He is also president of the foundation for films on energy (fifel.ch)