Philipp Hasler is an Investment Director with Emerald Technology Ventures in our Zurich office and focuses on emerging energy technologies and advanced materials. Fields of expertise include cellulosic biomass conversion, electrochemical materials for energy storage devices and fuel cells.
In his tenure at Emerald, Philipp is or has served as Board Director of several Emerald portfolio companies: Schmack Biogas (turnkey biogas plants; prior to its IPO), Fluxxion (Silicon wafer based microfiltration process for liquid purification), Senscient (open patch laser diode instruments for toxic and flammable gas detection), O-Flexx Technologies (thin film thermoelectric devices for heat recovery and energy harvesting) and Metgen (industrial enzymes for lignocellulosic biomass processing).
Prior to joining Emerald in 2001, Philipp held a senior project manager position for nine years at Verenum, a R&D and consultancy company specialized in process engineering and biomass conversion. Before, he gained five years experience as a senior researcher in electrochemistry and fuel cell technology at the ETH Zurich.
Philipp holds a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich and a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration and is fluent in German and English.