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Etienne WURTZ


Published on 16 April 2024

Etienne WURTZ

Dr. hab. , CEA Fellow​

After a degree in civil engineering, he obtained his doctorate from the Ecole des Ponts et Chaussées with a thesis on air flows in large buildings.

He obtained his habilitation in 2003 on multi-scale modeling of buildings with intermediate finesse levels.

He has co-authored over 100 articles in peer-reviewed journals and holds 6 patents​




  • ​​5 staff​
  • 2 postdocs​
  • 4 PhD students​​​​​

Research Activities​

​Etienne Wurtz's research ac​tivities focus on the decarbonization of energy networks.

To this end, he is working on a systemic approach integrating building energy efficiency, solar integration, energy storage and solar mobility to exploit the flexibility of the energy mix.​

Selected publications and conferences:  

    • Unsteady nodal modeling of building ventilation networks, Building and Environment, 2021, DOI: 10.1016/j.buildenv.2021.108671
    • Slab-on-Grade Thermal Bridges: A Thermal Behavior and Solution Review, Energy and buildings, 2021, DOI: 10.1016/j.enbuild.2021.111770
    • Impact of thermal inertia coupled to natural night ventilation. A case study for a high performance building in continental climate, International Journal of Ventilation, 2023, DOI: 10.1080/14733315.2023.2188346
    • Multi objective optimization of detailed building models with Typical Short Sequences considering sequential and adaptive methods, Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence, 2023, DOI: 10.1016/j.engappai.2022.105645
    • Computational time reduction using detailed building models with Typical Short Sequences, Energy, 2022, DOI: 10.1016/

    Selected patents: 

    • 2015 | Système de chauffage et de production d'eau chaude dans une habitation, 15567352019
    • 2015 | Procédé de détermination de la valeur d'un jeu de paramètres de logique floue pour le pilotage d'un système de ventilation, procédé de pilotage et dispositif, 19136612022
    • 2015 | Dispositif de renouvellement d'air à capteur de pression différentielle et procédé associé, 22064212023