- Center for Policy Research on Energy and the Environment
- High Meadows Environmental Institute
- Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment
Tobias Schmidt is Associate (tenured) Professor and head of the Energy and Technology Policy Group (EPG) at ETH Zurich. He also serves as the director of Institute of Science, Technology and Policy (ISTP). He is currently a visiting fellow at Princeton’s Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment as well as the Center for Policy Research on Energy and the Environment.
His research analyzes the interaction of energy policy and its underlying politics with technological change in the energy sector (including its financing). EPG is an interdisciplinary lab comprised of engineers, economists and political scientists. Tobias holds a BSc and MSc in electrical engineering (energy focus) from TU Munich and a PhD from ETH Zurich in management, technology, and economics. During his postdoc, he was a visiting scholar at Stanford University’s Precourt Energy Efficiency Center (PEEC) and acted as consultant to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) working on UNDP’s De-risking Renewable Energy Investment (DREI) project. Tobias has two little daughters.