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Prof. Dr. Jakob Rhyner - Publikationen und Patente

Peer Reviewed Publications

1.     R. Monnier, J. Rhyner, T.M. Rice, and D.D. Koelling, "Electron-hole liquid as a true ground state", Phys. Rev. B31, 5554 (1985).

2.     F. Gähler and J. Rhyner, "Comment on 'Structure of Rapidly Quenched Al-Mn' ", Phys. Rev. Lett. 55, 2369 (1985).

3.     F. Gähler and J. Rhyner, "Equivalence of the generalised grid and projection methods for the construction of quasiperiodic tilings", J. Phys. A19, 267 (1986).

4.     L. S. Levitov and J. Rhyner, "Symmetry of icosahedral quasi-crystals", JETP Lett.  47, 761 (1988) [Pis'ma Zh. Eksp. Teor. Fiz. 47, 658 (1988)].

5.     D.N. Wang, T. Ishimasa, H.-U. Nissen, S. Hovmöller, and J. Rhyner, "Dislocations, domains, and quenched phonon and phason strains in Al-Mn quasicrystals observed by electron microscopy", Phil. Mag. A58, 737 (1988).

6.     V.E. Korepin, F. Gähler, and J. Rhyner, "Quasiperiodic tilings: a generalized grid-projection method", Acta Cryst. A44, 667 (1988).

7.     L.S. Levitov and J. Rhyner, "Crystallography of quasicrystals; application to icosahedral symmetry", J. de Physique 49, 1835 (1988).

8.     J. Rhyner and G. Blatter, "Limiting path model of the critical current in a textured YBA2Cu3O7-x film", Phys. Rev.   B40, 829 (1989).

9.     J. Rhyner and G. Blatter, "Optimal manifolds in random media", Europhys. Lett.  10, 401 (1989).

10.  G. Blatter, H. Dersch, T. Dupré, J. Rhyner, and H.R. Zeller, “Critical currents and magnetic properties of ceramic high-Tc superconductors", Modern Physics Letters B3, 375-380 (1989).

11.  P. Brüesch, E. Halder, P. Kluge, J. Rhyner, P. Roggwiller, Th. Stockmeier, F. Stucki, and H.J. Wiesmann, "Electrical activity of aluminum implanted in silicon: an interface problem in high-power devices", J. Appl. Phys.  68, 2226(1990).

12.  G. Blatter, J. Rhyner, and V.M. Vinokur, "Vortex pinning by twin boundaries in copper oxide superconductors", Phys. Rev.  B43, 7826(1991).

13.  G. Blatter, B.I. Ivlev, and J. Rhyner, "Kosterlitz-Thouless transition in the smectic vortex state of a layered super-conductor", Phys. Rev. Lett.  66, 2392(1991).

14.  F. Stucki, J. Rhyner, and G. Blatter, "Analysis of the low field critical state in ceramic high-Tc superconductors", Physica C181, 385(1991).

15.  D. Hu, W. Paul, and J. Rhyner, "Critical current density, magnetic relaxation and pinning in Bi2Sr2CaCu2O7-x super-conductors", Physica C200, 359(1992).

16.  J. Rhyner, "Magnetic properties and ac-losses of superconductors with power law current-voltage characteristics", Physica C212, 292(1993).

17.  R. Strümpler, J. Rhyner, F. Greuter, and P. Kluge-Weiss "Non-linear dielectric composites", Smart Mater. Struct. 4, 215 (1995).

18.  W. Paul, J. Rhyner, Th. Baumann, and F. Platter, "Tests of 100kW high-Tc superconducting fault current limiter", IEEE Trans. Appl. Supercond.  5, 1059(1995).

19.  R. Strümpler, G. Maidorn, and J. Rhyner, "Fast current limitation by conducting polymer composites", J. Appl. Phys. 81, 6786 (1997).

20.  M. Heuberger, G. Dietler, R. Strümpler, J. Rhyner, and J. Isberg, "Atomic force and scanning tunneling microscopy study of TiB2 microcontacts", J. Appl. Phys. 82, 1255-1261 (1997).

21.  J. Rhyner, “Ac Loss Calculation in HTSC Tapes with Arbitrary Current Voltage Characteristics”, Physica C 310, 42-47 (1998).

22.  J. Rhyner and M.G. Bou-Diab, "Theory of non-linear field grading in cable terminations", IEEE Trans. DEI 4, 785-791 (1997), and J. Rhyner "Reply to V. Tucci", IEEE Trans. DEI 6, 267-270 (1999).

23.  W. Paul, M. Chen, M. Lakner, J. Rhyner, D. Braun, and W. Lanz: "Fault current limiter based on high temperature superconductors – different concepts, test results, simulations, and applications”, Physica C 354, 27-33 (2001).

24.  D. Politano, M. Sjöström, G. Schnyder, J. Rhyner, “Technical and Economical Assessment of HTS Cables”, APS 2000 Conference, Virginia Beach, September 2000, IEEE Trans. Appl. Supercond. 11, 2477-2480 (2001).

25.  J. Rhyner: "Vector potential theory of ac losses in superconductors”, Physica C 377/1-2, 56-66 (2002).

26.  G. Gumbs, J. Rhyner, “Effect of an ac field on the conductance fluctuations for mescoscopic systems”, Superlattices and Microstructures 33, 181–192 (2003).

27.  M. Bründl, H.-J. Etter, M. Steiniger, Ch. Klingler, J. Rhyner, W.J. Ammann, „IFKIS - a basis for managing avalanche risk in settlements and on roads in Switzerland”, Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences 4, 309-313 (2004).

28.  Ch. M. Rheinberger, M. Bründl, J. Rhyner, „Dealing with the White Death: Avalanche Risk Management for Traffic Routes“, Risk Analysis, DOI: 10.111/j.1539-6924.2008.01127.x (2008). Best Paper Award.

29.  A. Badoux, Ch. Graf, J. Rhyner, R. Kuntner, B. W.McArdell, A Debris-Flow Alarm System for the Alpine Illgraben Catchment: Design and Performance”, Natural Hazards 49:517–539 (2009).

30.  H. Romang, M. Zappa, N. Hilker, M. Gerber, F. Dufour, V. Frede, D. Bérod, M. Oplatka, J. Rhyner, 2011. “IFKIS-Hydro – Early Warning and Information System for Floods and Debris Flows”. Natural Hazards, 56: 509-527 (2011). doi: 10.1007/s11069-010-9507-8

31.  S. Szabo, R. J. Nicholls, B. Neumann, F. G. Renaud, Z. Matthews, Z. Sebesvari, A. Agha Kouchak, R. Bales, C. Warren Ruktanonchai, J. Kloos, E. Foufoula-Georgiou,Ph. Wester, M. New, J. Rhyner, C. Hutton, “Making SDGs work for climate-change hotspots”, Environment, 58/6: 24-29 (2016).(

32.  D. Asare-Kyei, F. Renaud, J. Kloos, Y. Walz, J. Rhyner, “Development and validation of risk profiles of West Africa rural communities facing multiple hazards. Plos One, PONE-D-16-19309R1 (2016).

33.  J. Birkmann, F. Wenzel, S. Greiving, M. Garschagen, D. Vallée, W. Nowak, T. Welle, S. Fina, A. Goris, B. Rilling, F. Fiedrich, A. Fekete, S. L. Cutter, S. Düzgün, A. Ley, M. Friedrich, U. Kuhlmann, B. Novák, S. Wieprecht, Ch. Riegel, A. Thieken, J. Rhyner, U. Ulbrich, J. K. Mitchell, “Extreme Events, Critical Infrastructures, Human Vulnerability and Strategic Planning: Emerging Research Issues”, J Extreme Events, Vol. 3, No. 2 (2016) 1650017.

34.  A. Kawasaki, J. Rhyner, “Investing in Disaster Risk Reduction for Resilience: Roles of Science, Technology, and Education”, Journal of Disaster Research Vol.13 No.7, 1-5 (2018).


Non-reviewed publications

1.     J. Rhyner and W. Paul, “Nase vorn im Patentrennen”, akzent Nr.1/Februar 2000, p17.

2.     G. Schnyder, J. Rhyner, D. Politano, M. Sjöström, “HTS in Power Systems”, PSEL-BfE Systems Study, March 2000.

3.     S. Harvey, J. Rhyner, and W. Ammann, “Vom weissen Rausch zum schwarzen Tag. Lawinenrisiko beim Variantenfahren“, fdSnow 22, 28-33 (2003).

4.     J. Schweizer, J. Rhyner, W. Ammann, M. Bergamin, „Naturgefahren – Risiko für die Gemeindebehörden?“, Schweizer Gemeinde, 7/08/05, 2005.

5.     H. Romang, M. Zappa, Ch. Hegg, J. Rhyner 2007. IFKIS-Hydro. Forum für Wissen 2007, pp. 75-78. ISSN 1021-2256. [Direct Link]

6.     Ch. Graf, A. Badoux, F. Dufour, B. Fritschi, B.W. McArdell, J. Rhyner, R. Kuntner, Ph. Teysseire, U. Nigg, „Alarmsystem für murgangfähige Wildbäche – Beispiel Illgraben“, Wasser Energie Luft, 2007, 99. Jahrgang, Heft 2, p. 119-128.

7.     H. Romang, M. Gerber, Ch. Hegg, N. Hilker, F. Dufour, J. Rhyner, „IFKIS-Hydro – Informations- und Warnsystem für hydrologische Naturgefahren“, Wasser Energie Luft, 2007, 99. Jahrgang, Heft 2, p. 129-132.

8.     J. Rhyner, „Wetter- und Naturgefahrenwarnungen in der Schweiz“, FAN-Agenda 1/2007 (April 2007).

9.     S. Jaun, M. Zappa, J. Rhyner 2008. Hochwasserprognose für die Stadt Zürich. Newsletter Naturgefahren [published online December 2008] Available from World Wide Web "" 3/2008: 6-7.

10.  M. Zappa, S. Jaun, A. Badoux, J. Schwanbeck, N. Addor, K. Liechti, I. Roeser, A. Walser, D. Viviroli, S. Vogt, M. Gerber, J. Trösch, R. Weingartner, M. Oplatka, G.R. Bezzola, J. Rhyner, 2010. IFKIS-Hydro Sihl: Ein operationelles Hochwasservorhersagesystem für die Stadt Zürich und das Sihltal. Wasser, Energie, Luft, Heft 3/2010: S. 238-248.

11.  A. Badoux, M. Zappa, M. Schatzmann, M. Oplatka, S. Jaun, M. Boesch, M. Gross, P. Steiner, Ch. Hegg, J. Rhyner, IFKIS-Hydro Sihl: Beratung und Alarmorganisation und während des Baus der Durchmesserlinie beim Hauptbahnhof Zürich. Wasser, Energie, Luft, Heft 4/2010: S. 309-320.

12.  M.S. Beck, C.C. Shepard, J. Birkmann, J. Rhyner, T. Welle,M.  Witting, J. Wolfertz, J. Martens, K. Maurer, P. Mucke, K. Radtke, World Risk Report 2012 (published by Alliance Development Works).

13.  J. Butenop, T. Kistemann, M. Marx, P. Mucke, K. Radtke, P. Schmitz, K. Schubert, T. Gebauer, S. Weinreich, T. Welle, J. Birkmann, J. Rhyner, M. Witting and J. Wolfertz (2013). World Risk Report 2013. Published by Alliance development Works.

14.  J. Birkmann, M. Garschagen, P. Mucke. A. Schauder, T. Seibert, T. Welle, J. Rhyner, S. Kohler, T. Loster, D. Reinhard and I. Matuschke (2014). World Risk Report 2014: The city as a risk area. Alliance Development Helps and UNU-EHS.

15.  M. Garschagen, M. Hagenlocher, J. Kloos, J. Pardoe, M. Lanzendörfer, P. Mucke, K. Radtke, J. Rhyner, B. Walter, T. Welle and J. Birkmann (2015). World Risk Report 2015. Published by Alliance Development Helps and UNU-EHS.

16.  I. Alcàntara-Ayala, K. Sassa, M. Mikos, Q. Han, J. Rhyner, K. Takara, S. Nishikawa, B. Rouhban, S. Briceno, The 4th World Landslide Forum: Landslide and risk reduction for advancing the culture of living with natural hazards”, International Journal of Disaster Risk Science, DOI 10.1007/s13753-017-0139-4 (2017).

17.  I. Alcàntara-Ayala, K. Sassa, M. Mikos, Q. Han, J. Rhyner, K. Takara, S. Nishikawa, B. Rouhban, S. Briceno, The 4th World Landslide Forum: Landslide and risk reduction for advancing the culture of living with natural hazards”, International Journal of Disaster Risk Science, DOI 10.1007/s13753-017-0139-4 (2017). 


Conference Contributions/Proceedings

1.     J. Rhyner and L.S. Levitov, "Crystallography of quasicrystals; application to icosahedral symmetry", Europhysics Conference Stockholm, Physica Scripta  T25, 367  (1989).

2.     W. Paul, Th. Baumann, H. Dersch, F. Stucki, J. Rhyner, and J. Blatter, "Critical current density jc(H,T) and current voltage characteristic in sintered and melt processed ceramics of Y-, Bi, and Tl-based superconductors",  Proc. 3rd Internat.Symposium on Superconductivity,  1990, Sendai, Japan.

3.     F. Stucki and J. Rhyner, "Physical properties of single water trees extracted from field aged cables", Proc. ICPADIT-94 Brisbane, Australia,1994.

4.     W. Paul, J. Rhyner, and F. Platter, "Supraleitende Strombegrenzer", Symposium über Supraleitung in der Energietechnik II, München, Germany, 1995.

5.     P. Brüesch, M. Carlen, J. Rhyner, W. Schneider, and R. Gallay, "Time dependence of electrical field distribution in dc-operated two-layer polymeric capacitors", 7th Internat. Conference on Dielectric materials, Measurements, and Applications, Bath, UK, 1996.

6.     W. Paul, M. Lakner, J. Rhyner, P. Unternährer, Th. Baumann, M. Chen, L. Widenhorn, and A. Guérig, "1.2 MVA High-Tc Superconducting Fault Current Limiter”, Proc. EUCAS ’97, published in Supercond. Sci. Technol. 10, 914 (1997).

7.     W. Paul, M. Chen, M. Lakner, J. Rhyner, L. Widenhorn, and A. Guérig, "1.2 MVA High-Tc Superconducting Fault Current Limiter", 10th Internat. Symposium on Superconductivity (ISS’97), Japan, 1997, à Advances in Superconductivity X.

8.     G. Jiang, Rhyner, J. Oesterheld, R. Struempler, S. Boggs, “Measurement of Non-linear Dielectric Properties - Theoretical Analysis”, Proc. CEIDP (Minneapolis, Oct 19-22, 1997), Vol 1, pp. 206-209.

9.     M. Lakner J., J. Rhyner, and D. Sologuren, “Effect of Small Metal Particles on Ageing of Epoxy Insulation”, ICSD ’98, (Västerås, June 26-28, 1998).

10.  E. Serres, C. Levillain, F.X.Camescasse, J.-F. Picard, M. Lakner, J. Rhyner, M. Chen, W. Paul, H. Zueger, J. Backes, D. Bonmann, S. Fleshler, A. Otto, R. Diehl, C. Christopherson, R.Mason , K. de Moranville, J. Daniel, “Current limitation in high temperature superconducting transformers and impact on the grid“,CIGRE - Session 1999.

11.  W. Paul, M. Chen, M. Lakner, J. Rhyner, D. Braun, W. Lanz, M. Kleimaier, “Superconducting Fault Current Limiter – applications, technical and economical benefits, simulations and test results”, CIGRE Session - 2000.

12.  G. Schnyder, J. Rhyner, D. Politano, and M. Sjöström: "Anwen­dung der Hochtemperatur-Supraleitung in elektr. Netzen”, Bulletin SEV/VSE 18/2000, p11-17.

13.  J. Rhyner, “Application of High Temperature Superconductivity in Power Systems”, ETG-Informationstagung, ETH Zürich, 21 March 2000.

14.  J. Rhyner, M. Bründl, H.-J. Etter, M. Steiniger, U. Stöckli, T. Stucki, M. Zimmerli, W. Ammann, „Avalanche Warning Switzerland - Consequences of the Avalanche Winter 1999“, ISSW2002, Penticton, Canada, 30 September – 3 October 2002.

15.  M. Bründl, J. Rhyner, M. Steiniger, Th. Stucki, and W. Ammann. “Recent developments in avalanche risk management in Switzerland”. EWCII Second International Conference on Early Warning – Integrating early warning of natural disasters into public policy, 16-18 October 2003. CD-ROM. Bonn. 3 pp.

16.  M. Bründl, S. Harvey, J. Rhyner, Th. Stucki, and W. Ammann. “Avalanche Warning in Switzerland: A public service changing with increasing requirements”. 4. Forum Katastrophenvorsorge Extended Abstracts. Deutsches Komitee für Katastrophenvorsorge e.V. (DKKV). 43-45.

17.  P. Bebi, A. Grêt-Regamey, J. Rhyner, W. J. Ammann, „Risikobasierte Schutzwaldstrategie” , Forum für Wissen 2004 Davos (2004), p.79-86.

18.  M. Bründl, H.-J. Etter, Ch. Klingler, M. Lehning, M. Steiniger, J. Rhyner und W. Ammann. 2004: “Consequences of the avalanche winter 1999 in Switzerland: the intercantonal early warning and crisis information system IFKIS”. Tagungspublikation Interpraevent 2004, Band 2, Thema VI, 71-81.

19.  T. Stucki, C. Pielmeier, J. Rhyner, J. Schweizer, B. Zweifel, B. Zenke, P. Nairz, J. Villecrose, C. Oberschmied, A. Cagnati, M. Hill, 2005. „A multi-lingual glossary for common terms in European avalanche forecasting”. Proceedings of the Int. Snow Science Workshop ISSW, September 19-24, 2004, Jackson Hole, WY, USA. p. 555.

20.  O. Korup and J. Rhyner. IRASMOS - Integral Risk Management of Extremely Rapid Mass Movements, Proceedings if the ARMONIA consortium workshop "Multi-hazards: challenges for risk assessment, mapping and management", Barcelona, 5-6 December 2005.

21.  Zappa M, Rhyner J, Gerber M, Egli L, Stöckli U, Hegg C. 2006. “IFIKIS-HYDRO MountainFloodWatch - Eine endbenutzer-orientierte Plattform für Hochwasserwarnung“. In "Risikomanagement extremer hydrologischer Ereignisse", Beiträge zum Tag der Hydrologie 2006, 22-23 März 2006. Forum für Hydrologie und Wasserbewirtschaftung 15, Band 2, pp. 189-200.

22.  C. Pielmeier, T. Stucki, J. Rhyner, „Swiss National Avalanche Warning: Scope, Operations and Transfers“, Proceedings of the International Disaster Reduction Conference IDRC, Davos, 2006.

23.  J. Rhyner, Ch. Hegg, “Warning Systems for Hydrological Hazards in Small Catchments”, Proceedings of the International Disaster Reduction Conference IDRC, Davos, 2006.

24.  Ch. Hegg, H. Romang, F. Dufour, N. Hilker, M. Zappa, J. Rhyner,“IFKIS-Hydro ­ a Flood Hazard Information and Warning System for smaller Catchments”, Proceedings of the 29th International Conference on Alpine Meteorology, 4-8 June 2007.

25.  H. Romang, L. Stoffel, M. Bründl, J. Rhyner, „Warnung und Intervention im Naturgefahrenmanagement“, Tagungsband zum 1. Departmentkongress Bautechnik und Naturgefahren, BOKU, Wien, 10. –11. Mai 2007.

26.  S. Wunderle, N. Foppa, A. Stoffel, R. Meister, J. Rhyner, “Snow Monitoring – A Contribution to National Monitoring of Environment and Security in Switzerland (NMES)”, EARSeL Symposium Bolzano June 4-6, 2007; GMES-WS June 7-8, 2007.

27.  A. Wiesmann, U. Wegmüller, T. Strozzi, R. Meister, J. Rhyner, Ch. Klingler, Ch. Werner, „Alpine Lansdslide Survey and Monitoring with Interferometric SAR Techniques in the Frame of the EC Framework 6 GMES Project ASSIST“, Proceedings of the ENVISAT Symposium, Montreux, Switzerland, 23-27 April 2007.

28.  H. Romang, N. Hilker, Ch. Hegg, J. Rhyner, „IFKIS-Hydro – ein Informations- und Warnsystem für hydrologische Naturgefahren“, Managing Alpine Future, Innsbruck, Austria, 15-17 October 2007.

29.  Hegg C, Romang H, Dufour F, Hilker N, Rhyner J, Zappa M. 2007. IFKIS-Hydro – a Flood Hazard Information and Warning System for smaller Catchments. International Conference on Alpine Meteorology ICAM, Chambéry, Book of Abstracts (Oral sessions), pp. 203-206.

30.  H. Romang, Ch. Hegg, Ch. Wilhelm, D. Bérod, J. Rhyner, „Emergency management tools for floods and debris flow events in smaller catchments“, INTERPRAEVENT 2008 in DORNBIRN 11. Kongress: "Schutz des Lebensraumes vor Hochwasser, Muren, Lawinen und Massenbewegungen" vom 26 – 30 May 2008

31.  H. Romang, M. Zappa, F. Dufour, N. Hilker, Ch. Hegg, J. Rhyner, Flood warning system for smaller catchments”, International Disaster Reduction Conference IDRC, Davos, 25-29 August 2008.

32.  H. Romang, M. Zappa, M. Gerber, Ch. Hegg, and J. Rhyner, “Flood warning in smaller catchments”, FLOODrisk 2008, Oxford UK, 30 Sept – 2 Oct 2008.

33.  M. Zemo, K. Austnes, I.Gärtner-Roer, Ch. Huggel, Ch. Marty, J. Rhyner, and Th. Voigt, “Impacts of climate change on snow, ice, and permafrost in Europe: a review on observed trends, future projections, and socio-economic relevance”. European Geoscience Union General Assembly 2011.

34.  Pushpalal D., Rhyner J. and Hossini V. (ed). The great eastern Japan earthquake 11 March 2011: lessons learned and research questions 11 March 2012 Bonn. Bonn: UNU-EHS, 2013.


Book Chapters

1.     G. Blatter and J. Rhyner , "Critical currents in polycrystalline high-Tc superconductors", in "High Temperature Super-conductors",  Elsevier Science Publishers B.V., ed. by P. Vicenzini, pp. 21-37  (1991).

2.     W. Paul, J. Rhyner, Th. Baumann, and F. Platter, "Fault current limiters based on high temperature superconductors", Proc. of EUCAS '95, Edinburgh, Scotland, 1995 (Applied Superconductivity 1995, Vol 1, Institute of Physics Conference Series Number 148, Institute of Physics Publishing, Bristol and Philadelphia).

3.     M. Bründl, J. Rhyner, M. Steiniger, Th. Stucki, and W. Ammann. 2005. Basics for an improvement of organizational measures in natural hazard risk management in Switzerland. In: United Nations ISDR (Ed.) Know Risk. United Nations Geneva, 204-204. Tudor Rose.

4.     J. Rhyner, „Grenzen der Beurteilbarkeit der Lawinengefahr“ Grenzen - erkennen, analysieren, überwinden. Beiträge zur Diskussion über Grenzen aus dem 148. Jahreskongress der Akademie der Naturwissenschaften Schweiz. NAGON, Sarnen, 2005, 156 S.

5.     J. Rhyner, “Lawinenwarnung Schweiz – Komponenten eines bewährten Warnsystems”, In „Warnung bei aussergewöhnlichen Naturereignissen" (Eds. Ch. Hegg and J. Rhyner), WSL Forum für Wissen, Zürich, 30 Oktober 2007, p. 11-18. ISSN 1021-2256

6.     H. Romang, M. Zappa, Ch. Hegg, and J. Rhyner, “IFKIS-Hydro”, In „Warnung bei aussergewöhnlichen Naturereignissen" (Eds. Ch. Hegg and J. Rhyner), WSL Forum für Wissen, Zürich, 30 Oktober 2007, p. 75-78. ISSN 1021-2256

7.     J. Rhyner, Th. Bürgi, P. Rauh, D. Murer, “GIN – Gemeinsame Informationsplattform Naturgefahren”, In „Warnung bei aussergewöhnlichen Naturereignissen" (Eds. Ch. Hegg and J. Rhyner), WSL Forum für Wissen, Zürich, 30 Oktober 2007, p. 91-92. ISSN 1021-2256

8.     Romang H, Dufour F, Gerber M, Rhyner J, Zappa M, Hilker N, Hegg C. 2009. Flood Warning in smaller Catchments. In: Samuels P, Huntington S, Allsop W, Harrop J, (eds): Flood Risk Management: Research and Practice, 1201-1207. London, Taylor & Francis Group.

9.     J. Rhyner, “Partnerships in Promoting Human Security in Africa: The Case of United Nations University. Education and Capacity Building” in “Human Security in Africa Through Partnerships and Cooperation” (Eds. Olusegun Obasanjo, Akin Mabogunje, and Peter Okebukola). Published by Center for Human Security, Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library, Abeokuta, Nigeria, 2012. ISBN: 978-978-906-193-8.

10.  J. Rhyner, “ Umweltrisiken und menschliche Sicherheit im Kontext des globalen Wandels”, in „Internationale Sicherheit im 21. Jahrhundert. Deutschlands Internationale Verantwortung, Matthias Herdegen, Karl Kaiser, James Bindenagel (Hg.). V&R Academic, 2016.

2. Herausgabe in der Schriftenreihe der Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung, Band 1788.

11.  J. Rhyner, “Environmental Risks and Human Security in the Context of Global Change”, in „International Security in the 21th Century. Germany´s International Responsibility James Bindenagel, Matthias Herdegen, Karl Kaiser, (Eds.). Bonn University Press, 2017.


Books (Ed.)

1.     Ch. Hegg and J. Rhyner, "Warnung bei aussergewöhnlichen Naturereignissen" (Eds.), WSL Forum für Wissen, Zürich, 30 Oktober 2007. ISSN 1021-2256.


1.     J. Rhyner, Huffington Post THE BLOG, 12/23/2014 12:11 pm ET Updated Feb 22, 2015, The Human Dimension a Critical, Often Overlooked Factor in Early Warning.


15 Patents in the area of electro technology and energy transmission (property of ABB Ltd., details can not be supplied)