Curriculum Vitae

Dr Dirk A. Schwede (PhD USyd AUS)

Dr Dirk Schwede (PhD USyd AU, Dipl.-Ing.) has studied civil engineering at the Technical University of Braunschweig and the University of Stuttgart. He received a PhD from the University of Sydney in Australia in 2006. In 2008 he founded the consulting firm energydesign in Shanghai as a partner and served then as its managing director till the end of 2012. He and his team of specialized engineers have been (and still is) contributing as consultants and engineers to sustainable building throughout China and Asia. He has been visiting professor at Tongji University in Shanghai (2010-2013; 2015-2016).

From 12/2012 till 12/2017 Dr Schwede has been Juniorprofessor for Sustainable Building at the University of Stuttgart endowed by the Robert Bosch Foundation. Dr Schwede is further managing director of the engineering consulting firm EGSplan international in Stuttgart. His research is focused on sustainable development in the Asian context and climate through architectural and engineering measures in the built environment as well as on adapted sustainable building approaches for developing and emerging countries.

academic career

07/2018 today Research Group Leader „System Integration and Sustainable Building“, Institute for Building Energetics, Thermotechnology and Energy Storage (IGTE), Stuttgart University, Germany [link]
05/2019 09/2019 visiting lecturer, Technical Service Systems for Buildings, master program “Resource Efficient Building”, University of Applied Forest Sciences Rottenburg, Germany
12/2012 12/2017 Robert Bosch Juniorprofessor „Sustainable Building“, Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering [link], Institute of Lightweight Structures and Conceptual Design (ILEK) [link], University of Stuttgart [link], Stuttgart, Germany
09/2015 02/0216 guest professor, College for Architecture and Urban Planning, Tongji University, Shanghai, China [link]
06/2010 06/2013 guest professor, Chinesisch Deutsche Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften (CDHAW), Tongji University, Shanghai, China [link]
07/2006 01/2008 Post-doc, Research Fellow, Built Environment Research Group (BERG), School of Architecture, Deakin University, Geelong, Victoria, Australia [link]
09/2002 04/2006 Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), School of Architecture, Design Science and Planning, Faculty of Architecture, The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australien [link]
10/1996 09/1999 Diplom-Ingenieur (comparable to MSc), Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering [link] University of Stuttgart [link, Stuttgart, Germany
10/1993 09/1996 intermediate diploma and additional course work, civil engineering, Technische Universität Braunschweig, Braunschweig, Germany [link]
05/1992 Abitur (A-level), Helene-Lange-Gymnasium, Rendsburg, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany

professional career

12/2017 today expert and consultant for technical cooperation and development projects

for German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (UN-ESCWA), Asian Development Bank (ADB)

08/2015 today managing partner, EGSplan-international Ingenieurgesellschaft mbH, Stuttgart [link]
10/2008 12/2012 founder and managing partner, energydesign (Shanghai) Co. Ltd., Shanghai [link
01/2008 12/2010 managing director, project leader, engineer, energydesign asia – Ingenieurgesellschaft mbH, Stuttgart [link]
09/2000 09/2002 project engineer, Steinbeis Transfer Centre for Energy-, Building- and Solartechnology (STZ-EGS), Stuttgart-Vaihingen, Germany [link]
10/1999 08/2000 project engineer for integrated design – Facility Management, Planungsgruppe IFB Dr. Braschel, Stuttgart, Germany

commissions of trust

2017 2021 deputy director of German Affairs of the China Green Building Council (China GBC)
2017 today international member of the Green Building Council of Chinese Society for Urban Studies (CSUS, China Green Building Council, China GBC)
10/2013 10/2019 member of the commission for Sustainable Building in the Federal Environmental Agency (Umweltbundesamt (UBA)) [link]