Prof. Dr.-Ing. Eberhard Jochem was founder and managing director of IREES (former BSR Sustainability) from 1991 until September 2014. Since then he supports the team as Senior Executive in selected research areas.
Eberhard Jochem has been full Professor for Economics and Energy Economics at the ETH Zurich (Swiss Institute of Technology) since 1999 where he founded the Centre for Energy Policy and Economics (CEPE). He is also a Senior Executive at the Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research (ISI). He has been lecturing on various topics of technology and impact assessment, energy issues, and the economics of national resources at Karlsruhe University since 1978 and since 1996 at the University of Kassel. He is member of the Swiss Academy of Technical Sciences and of four scientific journals.
He works on technical and economic issues of efficient energy and material use as well as energy and climate policy. His research subjects include research and development and energy policy instruments and their impacts on employment, foreign trade and environment; he also follows the development of quantitative methods in these subject areas. The research issues are approached from the viewpoint of companies and sectors as well as from an administrative perspective in national, European and international contexts.