The Graduateschool GREES was founded in 2010 and works on new approaches to boost energy efficiency in the industry


The Graduate and Research school is enhancing the research focus "sustainable energy supply and environment" at the University of Stuttgart. GREES works on improving energy efficiency in the industry, thus securing a sustainable growth of energy efficiency.

GREES also trains new doctoral candidates in the field of energy efficiecy, ensuring new qualified young researchers. GREES offers a special training program and is integrated in the graduate school of the University of Stuttgart.


To solve future energy problems and slow down climate change, increasing energy efficiency is a key factor. It plays a major role in energy coversion, energy transport and energy usage to produce goods and providing energy services.


The following Institutes of the University of Stuttgart are part of GREES:

  • Institute for Energy Economics and Rational Energy Use (IER)
  • Institute for Energy Efficiency in Production (EEP)
  • Institute of Combustion and Power Plant Technology (IFK)
  • Institute for Building Energetics, Thermotechnology and Energy Storage (IGTE)
  • Institute of Interfacial Process Engineering and Plasma Technology (IGVP)
  • Institute of Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulic Machinery (IHS)

The participation of these Institutes with diffrent research foci enable a comprehensive perspective on energy efficiency and results in new, interdisciplinary approaches.

 Former members:

  • Institute of Chemical Process Engineering (ICVT)

GREES organizational structure

Logo of GREES

History (Milestones)

Two new scholarships were granted.

GREES celebrates its tenth anniversary.

A new scholarship was granted.

In the beginning of 2018, two new scholarships have been granted.

The Website of GREES was updated to a modern design.

The Schaufler Foundation finances a new scholarship.

In the beginning of 2017, seven new scholars started their research.

On July 6th 2016, Jan Bischof was the first scholar to recieve the PhD title.

On April 1st 2016 Prof. Dr. Peter Radgen took over as head of GREES.

In 2012 the first six scholars under GREES started. Five more started in 2013.

First time the colloquium energy efficiency took place.

Foundation of the graduate and research school energy efficiency Stuttgart (GREES) in the end of 2010. It is financed by the EnBW Energie AG and the University of Stuttgart.


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