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Name: Lukas Graber
Date of Birth: 23 Nov. 1976 in Basel, Switzerland
Nationality: Swiss, citizen of Basel
Civil status: single

Member of IEEE Power Engineering Society, since 2002
Member of Electrosuisse, since 2007

Swiss & Florida Driver's Licenses
Swiss & FAI Paraglider Pilot Licenses
Medical Certificate JAR-FCL3

Happy landing in Küssnacht


2004 – 2009 PhD studies on detection of leakage in SF6-insulated high-voltage switchgear at High Voltage Laboratory, ETH Zurich; Study of pedagogics and didactics at ETH Zurich
2001 – 2002 Master Thesis "TRV Detection Procedures – a Proposition to the International Standards" at Bonneville Power Administration, a power utility and distribution company in Portland, OR
1996 – 2002 Master studies in Electrical Engineering at Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich and EPF Lausanne)
1988 – 1996 Grammar school: Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliches Gymnasium, Basel (specialization on mathematics and natural science)

Work Experience

2009 – now Post Doctoral Research Associate with Center for Advanced Power Systems, Florida State University
2004 – 2009 Teaching assistant and scientific staff at High Voltage Laboratory, ETH Zurich
2002 – 2004 Development Engineer at Technocon AG, Zurich and Basel
1997 & 1999 Internships at Technocon AG, Zurich (1999, 5 months, development of high power frequency converters) and Stoecklin Logistik AG, Dornach (1997, 6 weeks, mechanical work shop)
1996 – 2006 Swiss Army military service: Maintenance expert for a British surface-to-air missile launcher (Recruitment in 1996; repetition courses from 1997 until 2006)


  • Specialization: Power electronics, high voltage engineering, thermo- and fluid dynamics, fundamentals and practice on CFD, laboratory and field experience
  • Languages: German (native tongue), French (fluent), English (fluent), Russian (basics)
  • Software: The usual tools and programming languages plus ANSYS CFX, Comsol Multiphysics, The MathWorks MATLAB
  • Hobbies: Paragliding, playing the trumpet in an orchestra, design of audio electronic equipment, photography, personal homepage, organization of youth camps in the Ukraine

Further Training

  • Basic Management Skills, a 10 days intensive training on the following topics: Communication technique, coaching, meeting management, problem solving, conflict management, self management, organization, process management, practice of leadership. By Dr. Rolf Specht et al.
  • Workshop on Didactics, a 3 day intensive training on the following topics: Teaching and learning at university, communication and social competence in class, practice in teaching. By Dr. Urs P. Meier.
  • Introduction to ANSYS CFX, a 2 day training course on the CFD software package from ANSYS. By Torsten Johne, CADFEM.
  • Basic Life Support training including automatic external defibrillation, according to the Swiss Resuscitation Council SRC


For your convenience: Download the complete list in BiBTEX-Format

  • L. Graber, M. Kudoke: SF6 in der Hochspannungstechnik – vom verantwortungsvollen Umgang und einem neuen Monitoringkonzept, SEV-Bulletin 19/2008.

  • L. Graber, G. Bonfigli, S. Müller: Improving SF6 Leakage Detection in Switchgear by Reducing the Influence of Solar Radiation on Density Measurement, IEEE International Symposium on Electrical Insulation ISEI, Vancouver, 8-11 June 2008.

  • L. Graber, T. Karfurke: Thermal-Network Simulations and Computational Fluid Dynamics for effective Gas Leakage Detection in SF6 Switchgear, CIGRÉ Session 2008, Paris, 24-29 August 2008.

  • L. Graber, M. K. Pradhan: Monitoring the SF6 Pressure Level in Metal-Enclosed Switchgear to Detect Gas Leakages, International Conference on Condition Monitoring and Diagnosis CMD 2008, Beijing, 21-24 April 2008.

  • L. Graber, M. Kudoke: Alternative Methode zur Leckerkennung in Gasisolierten Schaltanlagen, GIS-Anwender Forum 2007, Darmstadt, Germany, 10 October 2007.

  • L. Graber, M. K. Pradhan: Gas-Distribution Modeling for the Detection of SF6 Leakage in Metal-Enclosed Switchgear, Cigré International Technical Colloquium, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 12-13 September 2007.

  • L. Graber, A. Djurdjic: Computational Model of Dynamic SF6-Gas Distribution for Early Leakage Detection in Metal-Enclosed Switchgear, 15th International Symposium on High Voltage Engineering ISH 2007, Ljubljana, Slowenia, 27-31 August 2007.

  • L. Graber, B. Wüthrich: Simulation der konvektiven SF6-Strömung zur Leckerkennung in gasisolierten Hochspannungsanlagen, CADFEM Users meeting 2007, Zurich, Switzerland, 14 June 2007.

  • W. Hribernik, L. Graber, J. H. Brunke: Inherent Transient Recovery Voltage of Power Transformers – a Model-based Determination Procedure, IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery, Vol. 21, No. 1, pp. 129-134, 2006.

Für Nostalgiker gibt's hier die alte "Steckbrief"-Seite. Ich weiss noch nicht genau, was ich damit machen soll. Wahrscheinlich löschen...

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Datum: 28. Dezember 2009