Full Professor, Mechanical and Process Engineering, ETH Zurich
Aldo Steinfeld is Full Professor at the Dept. of Mechanical and Process Engineering
of ETH Zurich. He further leads the Solar Technology Laboratory of the Paul
Scherrer Institute. He received his B.Sc. in Aeronautical Engineering from the
Technion in 1983, his M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from Tel Aviv University in
1986, and his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Minnesota in
1989. Before joining PSI and ETH, he was Research Fellow at the Energy Research
Center of the Weizmann Institute of Science.
His research program is aimed at the advancement of the thermal, thermochemical,
and electrochemical engineering sciences applied to the field of renewable energy
technology. The research focus is radiation heat transfer and high-temperature
chemical reactor engineering, with applications in solar fuels production (e.g.
hydrogen), fossil fuel decarbonization processes, CO2 mitigation technologies, and
sustainable energy conversion and utilization. Prof. Steinfeld is the Editor of the
ASME Journal of Solar Energy Engineering and has authored over 120 research
articles in refereed scientific journals