A Joint Steering Committee handles strategic management of the Smart Living Lab on behalf of all partner institutions and an Executive Committee is in charge of implementation. The Building2050 group was responsible for the development of the research program that has resulted in a call for project proposals for the Smart Living Lab’s future building, and will now support its implementation into the operational phase, which is being led by a team of senior architects. A further team is responsible for finding tangible uses for research findings.

Joint Steering Committee

The Joint Steering Committee is responsible for supervising implementation of Smart Living Lab, including infrastructure-related and budgetary aspects. It decides on the aims to be pursued and sets priorities.

Canton of Fribourg

Olivier Curty

State Councilor, Director of Economy and Employment
Co-Chair of the Joint Steering Committee

Jean-Pierre Siggen

State Councilor, Director of Public Education, Culture and Sport

Olivier Allaman

Devlopment Agency FDA, Department of Economy and Employment
Director Company Foundation and Innovation

EPFL

Andreas Mortensen

Vice President for Research EPFL

Etienne Marclay

Vice President for Human Resources & Operations EPFL
Co-Chair of the Joint Steering Committee

Marc Gruber

Vice President for Innovation EPFL

Marilyne Andersen

Academic Director of Smart Living Lab
Professor, Scientific Commission Chair- EPFL
-modeling, simulations and algorithms
-human-building interaction
-solar availability

HEIA-FR

Jean-Nicolas Aebischer

Director School of Engineering and Architecture of Fribourg

UNIFR

Astrid Epiney

Rector University of Fribourg

Executive Committee

The Executive Committee runs the Smart Living Lab’s program within the scope set out by the Joint Steering Committee. The committee is in charge of the Smart Living Lab’s day-to-day work.

Canton of Fribourg

Olivier Allaman

Devlopment Agency FDA, Department of Economy and Employment
Director Company Foundation and Innovation

EPFL

Marilyne Andersen

Academic Director of Smart Living Lab
Professor, Scientific Commission Chair- EPFL
-modeling, simulations and algorithms
-human-building interaction
-solar availability

Martin Gonzenbach

Director of Operations EPFL Fribourg and Smart Living Lab
-modeling, simulations and algorithms
-technology transfer
-administration

Corentin Fivet

Head of Structural Xploration Lab (SXL)
Tenure Track Assistant Professor- EPFL
-low carbon and reusable
-load-bearing systems
-design and construction processes

HEIA-FR

Jean-Philippe Bacher

Co-Head of ENERGY Institute / Smart Living Lab HEIA-FR Manager
Professor / Technology transfer manager- HEIA-FR
-efficient energy strategies and regulation
-smart houses or cities
-technology transfer

UNIFR

Stephanie Teufel

Head of iimt / Smart Living Lab UNIFR Manager
Professor- UNIFR
-behavioral change
-crowd-energy
-prosumer

Scientific Commission

The Scientific Commission brings together the academic heads of the Smart Living Lab’s research groups, and is chaired by a professor nominated by EPFL. The Commission is tasked with strategically organizing the Smart Living Lab’s research domains and optimizing synergies between the different research groups.

EPFL

Marilyne Andersen

Academic Director of Smart Living Lab
Professor, Scientific Commission Chair- EPFL
-modeling, simulations and algorithms
-human-building interaction
-solar availability

Martin Gonzenbach

Director of Operations EPFL Fribourg and Smart Living Lab
-modeling, simulations and algorithms
-technology transfer
-administration

Paolo Tombesi

Head of Laboratory of Construction and Architecture (FAR)
Professor- EPFL
-design and construction processes
-sustainable architectural technology
-construction

Corentin Fivet

Head of Structural Xploration Lab (SXL)
Tenure Track Assistant Professor- EPFL
-low carbon and reusable
-load-bearing systems
-design and construction processes

Dolaana Khovalyg

Head of Thermal Engineering for Built Environment Lab (TEBEL)
Tenure Track Assistant Professor - EPFL
-energy efficiency
-heat recovery
-heating, ventilation and air-conditioning HVAC

Dusan Licina

Head of Human-Oriented Built Environment Lab (HOBEL)
Tenure Track Assistant Professor- EPFL
-human-building interaction
-heating, ventilation and air-conditioning HVAC
-health and comfort in buildings

Sergi Aguacil Moreno

Head of Building2050 Group
Manager of the integration of innovation in the building- EPFL
-project management
-sustainable architectural technology
-design and construction processes

HEIA-FR

Elena-Lavinia Niederhäuser

Co-Head of ENERGY Institute
Professor- HEIA-FR
-energy storage
-photovoltaics
-heating, ventilation and air-conditioning HVAC

Jean-Philippe Bacher

Co-Head of ENERGY Institute / Smart Living Lab HEIA-FR Manager
Professor / Technology transfer manager- HEIA-FR
-efficient energy strategies and regulation
-smart houses or cities
-technology transfer

Florinel Radu

Head of TRANSFORM Institute
Professor- HEIA-FR
-sociological and economical approaches
-spatial analysis or planning
-change management

Daia Zwicky

Head of iTEC Institute
Professor- HEIA-FR
-environmental awareness
-construction materials science and technology
-load-bearing systems

UNIFR

Stephanie Teufel

Head of iimt / Smart Living Lab UNIFR Manager
Professor- UNIFR
-behavioral change
-crowd-energy
-prosumer

Denis Lalanne

Head of Human-IST Research Center
Professor- UNIFR
-data visualization
-human-centered multimodal interfaces
-human-building interaction

Martin Beyeler

Institute for Swiss and international construction law
Professor- UNIFR
-public procurement law
-construction law
-dispute resolution