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Erik Koepf

  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering
  • Postdoctoral Fellow
  • Paul Scherrer Institute
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  • 140CitationsNumber of citations received by Erik's publications. Updated daily.

Research interests

political economy of the economicshydrogenconcentrated solar powersolar energySolar fuels


"I'd put my money on the sun and solar energy. What a source of power! I hope we don't have to wait until oil and coal run out before we tackle that." - Thomas Edison in a conversation with Henry Ford and Harvey Firestone (1931)


Co-authors (14)

  • Daniela Diaz Infante
  • Chelsea Haughn
  • jon makary
  • John Gangloff
  • Cedric Jacob
  • Cory Budischak

Recent publications

  • Coupled concentrating optics, heat transfer, and thermochemical modeling of a 100-kWth higherature solar reactor for the thermal dissociation of ZnO

    • Villasmil W
    • Cooper T
    • Koepf E
    • et al.
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  • A novel beam-down, gravity-fed, solar thermochemical receiver/reactor for direct solid particle decomposition: Design, modeling, and experimentation

    • Koepf E
    • Advani S
    • Steinfeld A
    • et al.
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Professional experience

Postdoctoral Fellow

Paul Scherrer Institut

January 2014 - Present


Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering

University of Delaware

August 2006 - August 2012(6 years)


Occidental College

August 2000 - June 2004(4 years)