Sebastian Zwickl-Bernhard

 Sebastian Zwickl-Bernhard

Sebastian is a research associate and PhD candidate at the Energy Economics Group (EEG). He joined EEG already in 2018 as a teaching assistant and after graduating in Electrical Engineering (Energy Systems and Automation Engineering) at TU Wien in 2020, he started his PhD studies. At EEG, Sebastian significantly contributes in research to open source modelling and scientific publishing in renowed journals. He also is significantly involved in teaching and supervision of bachelor and master students. His expertise is in open source modeling of energy systems with a high spatial granularity and energy network representation. He is involved in different national and European projects, focusing in particular on techno-economic trade-offs and optimal decision trajectories in energy systems to achieve the medium-term ("Fit-for-55") and long-term climate targets ("1.5°C climate target"). 


06/2023 — 08/2023
Research Stay to the University of Groningen, Faculty of Economics and Business
06/2022 — 09/2022
Research Stay to the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)
06/2021 — 08/2021
Research Fellow, Young Scientists Summer Program (YSSP), International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA)
Faculty Award, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, TU Wien
05/2020 — date
Research Associate and PhD Candidate at EEG, TU Wien
M.Sc. in Energy Systems and Automation Engineering, TU Wien


2023 2027

Integrated Design of the Components of the Energy System to Plan the Uptake of Renewable Energy Sources: An Open Source Toolbox

2022 2025

Flexible heating and cooling and geothermal energy storage as an enabler for decarbonized integrated energy systems

2022 2023

The future role of gas infrastructure in a climate-neutral Austria by 2040

2019 2023

open ENergy TRansition ANalyses for a low-Carbon Economy