Dipl. Ing. Dr. nat. tech. Bernhard Zettl

Thermochemical energy storage, Innovative heat and energy storage, sorption process technology, Phase change materials (PCM), thermochemical energy storage materials


Technical University Vienna, Technical Physics, Diploma-Thesis
Oct 1986 - Jun 1997
Technical Kollege, Electronics and Information Technology
Sep 1980 - Jun 1985

Professional career & activities

Univ. of Applied Sciences Upper Austria, Avocational Lecturer OET
Jan 2009 - dato
Austria Solar Innovation Center - ASIC, Project Leader and Senior Researcher, PM and research in the field of thermochemical heat storage
Jan 2009 - Jun 2016
Univ. of Nat. Res. and Life Sci., Dept. of Material Sciences, Post-Doc., Research in materials development
Jul 2004 - Jun 2007

Research interests

  • thermochemical energy storage materials
  • Thermochemical energy storage
  • sorption process technology
  • Innovative heat and energy storage
  • Phase change materials (PCM)
B. Zettl, N. Daborer-Prado, H. Kirchsteiger - Mathematical Modeling of Rotating Sorption Heat Storages - Proceedings Solar World Congress 2019, Santiago- CHILE, Chile, 2019 more
B. Zettl - Long-term thermochemical heat storage for low temperature applications - Proceedings Solar World Congress 2019, Santiago- CHILE, Chile, 2019 more
B. Zettl, H. Kirchsteiger - AN OPEN SORPTION HEAT STORAGE APPLICATION - Proceeding of the International Sustainable Energy Conference – ISEC 2018, Graz, Graz, Austria, 2018, pp. 8 more
B. Zettl - Open sorption for long term heat storage - Science Brunch des KLIEN, Wien, Austria, 2017, pp. 51-61 more
C. Reichl, G. Englmair, B. Zettl, D. Lager - Fluid dynamics simulations for an open-sorption heat storage drum reactor based on a thermos-physical kinetic model and experimental observations - APPLIED THERMAL ENGINEERING, Vol. 107, No. 1, 2016, pp. 994-1007 more
B. Zettl, G. Englmair, W. Somitsch - An Open Sorption Heat Storage Concept and Materials for Building Heat Supply - Energy Procedia , Vol. 73, No. 1, 2015, pp. 297-304 more
G. Englmair, B. Zettl, D. Lager - Characterisation of a Rotating Adsorber Designed for Thermochemical Heat Storage Processes - EuroSun2014, Aix-les-Bains, France, France, 2014 more
B. Zettl, G. Englmair, G. Steinmaurer - Development of a revolving drum reactor for open-sorption heat storage processes - APPLIED THERMAL ENGINEERING, Vol. 70, No. 1, 2014, pp. 42-49 more
B. Zettl - Entwicklung eines offenen Adsorptionsprozesses in einem Trommelreaktor - Proceedings of the 11th Int. Conf. on Solar Heating and Cooling, Gleisdorf AUSTRIA, Austria, 2014 more
B. Zettl - Austrian Masterplan Thermal Energy Storage - Proceedings of the Int. Conf. on Solar Heating, Cooling and Buildings, Graz, Graz, Austria, 2010 more
B. Zettl - Process of treament of mineralic materials, 2006