When it comes to e-mobility, Georg Brasseur, a specialist in electric drive systems, argues in favor of supplementing wind and solar energy sources and warns against full-scale expansion with battery-powered cars. A close-meshed network of charging stations would lead to grid overload. His solution is liquid fuels.
Brasseur studied electrical engineering at the Vienna University of Technology and received his doctorate in 1985. He has been a professor of measurement technology at the Graz University of Technology since 1999 and president of the mathematical and natural sciences class of the Austrian Academy of Sciences since 2013. He is the author of over 100 scientific publications and holds about 50 patents. His research interests include automotive electronics, sensor technology, capacitive measurement and circuit technology, and sustainable mobility.
Brasseur has received several awards for his work, including the Dr. Ernst Fehrer Prize, the Plansee Prize, and the Erwin Schrödinger Prize. In 2010, he became a fellow of the IEEE. He is a member of the Sustainable Mobility Commission and President of the Mathematical and Natural Sciences Class of the Austrian Academy of Sciences.