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Patrick Wagner

Scientist at EPFL

My thesis is about the theoretical and experimental investigation of a small-scale exhaust recirculation system for solide oxide fuel cells.


Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), April 2014 to Present, Neuchâtel Switzerland

Laboratory for Applied Mechanical Design (LAMD): "Theoretical and experimental investigation of a small-scale exhaust recirculation system for solide oxide fuel cells"

Research assistant  
Fraunhofer ISE, October 2012 to August 2013

Division Thermal Systems and Buildings, Group Sorption Technology - Component Developement Investigation of absorption / adsorption heat pumps

Visiting research student  
German Aerospace Center (DLR), April 2012 to September 2012

Diploma Thesis at the Institute of Solar Research: “Thermodynamic simulation of solar thermal power stations with liquid salts as heat transfer fluid” (

CFDnetwork Engineering, September 2010 to December 2010

Term paper: "Simulation of a radial ventilator with Ansys CFX and Pumplinx"

Visiting research student  
The Bavarian Center for Applied Energy Research (ZAE Bayern), April 2010 to August 2010

Term paper at the Division Technology for Energy Systems and Renewable Energy: “Design and assembling of an experimental solar thermal test rig - Dimensioning and simulation“

Student research assistant  
Technische Universität München, March 2009 to June 2009

at the Institute for Machine Elements: thermal investigation of ball-bearings

Manufacturing internship  
Kaspar Schulz Brauereimaschinenfabrik & Apparatebauanstalt e.K., August 2007 to September 2007


University of Glasgow  
General Engineering, Jan, 2011 to Jan, 2011
Erasmus exchange

Technische Universität München  
Diploma / Master, Aerospace Engineering, Jan, 2007 to Jan, 2013
Focus on “Flight Propulsion and Turbomachinery” and “Numerical Simulation”

Clavius-Gymnasium Bamberg  
Abitur (University Entrance Qualification), Jan, 1997 to Jan, 2006
oriented on science and technology


Influence of different operation strategies on transient solar thermal power plant simulation models  by  Patrick H. Wagner, Michael Wittmann    
March, 2013 - Present
Based on my diploma theses, Dr.-Ing. Michael Wittmann and me wrote a paper for the Energy Procedia that was presented at the SolarPACES 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada.


Desert Energy Best Paper Award 2013
Dii together with the Desertec University Network organizes in the year of 2013 for the third time the Desert Energy Best Paper Award. The aim of this award is to recognize outstanding academic work related to the development of renewable energy in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa. (