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Ursula Eicker, PhD

Professor, Building, Civil, and Environmental Engineering

Ursula Eicker, PhD
Phone: (514) 848-2424 ext. 8779
Website(s): CERC Smart Cities

Prof. Ursula Eicker is the Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) in Smart, Sustainable and Resilient Cities and Communities at Concordia University Montreal. She is a German physicist who received her PhD in Solid State Physics from Heriot-Watt University and her Habilitation in Renewable Energy Systems from the Berlin Technical University. Prof. Eicker has held leadership positions at the Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences and its Centre for Sustainable Energy Technologies, and has coordinated many international research projects in the fields of building energy efficiency, renewable energy systems and urban scale simulation.

Since June 2019, she has led an ambitious research program to establish transformation strategies toward zero-carbon cities. Around 50 graduate students work on pathways to zero-carbon cities in the domains of the built environment, renewable energy systems, sustainable transport and circular economy.


1995/6 - 2011/5
Habilitation, Renewable Energy Systems
Technische Universitat Berlin 
Degree Status: Completed
Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Felix Ziegler, 1995/6 -

1986/9 - 1989/5
PhD Doctor of Philosophy, Solid State Physics
Heriot-Watt University 
Degree Status: Completed
Supervisors: Wilson, John, 1986/6 - 1989/5

1985/9 - 1986/6
Master's Equivalent
Diploma Studies, Physics
Technische Universitat Berlin 
Degree Status: Completed
Supervisors: Twele, Joachim, 1985/9 - 1986/6

Honours and Awards

2018/5 - 2019/5
German-African Innovation Incentive Award - 130,000 (Euro)
Federal Ministry of Science Germany
Award for outstanding research in cooperation with Egypt on photovoltaic thermal collectors by the Federal Science Ministry

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