Fraunhofer Institute for
Systems and Innovation Research ISI
Senior scientist of the Fraunhofer Institute of Systems and Innovation Research ISI. Internationally acknowledged expert in technical and socio-economic research, mainly in the field of energy, material efficiency and climate change. Major contributions to the development and implementation of a sustainable energy and resources policy. Member of various national and international scientific organisations and advisory committees. Author of several books and numerous publications in the field of energy and environment with regard to R&D, innovation, economics and policy issues.
1999-2007: Full Professor of ETH Zürich (economics and energy economics), Lecturing in Lausanne and Zürich at theSwiss Federal Institute of Technology
since 1999: Senior executive at the Fraunhofer ISI and co-director of the newly founded CEPE – Centre for Energy Policy and Economics of ETH Zürich
1978-1999: Lecturing activities at the Universities of Karlsruhe and Kassel in Energy, Resource Economics, Technology Assessment, Energy Policy
1983-1999: Deputy director of the Fraunhofer ISI
1978-1983: Head of the Department of Systems Analysis at the Fraunhofer ISI
1973-1978: Researcher at the Fraunhofer ISI
1972-1973: Research Fellow at the DECHEMA, Frankfurt
1971-1972: Research fellow at the Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Harvard University, Boston, USA
1969-1971: Part-time lecturer in the Technology Department of the Oskar- von-Miller Polytechnikum in Munich
sectoral energy demand forecasts
rational energy use in industry, private households and the commercial/public sectors, including evaluation of energy and climate policies
energy efficiency, technology foresight
since 2007: Co-Editor of the journal "Energy Efficiency"
since 2005: head of the Scientific Board of the ISET, Kassel
since 2005: full member of the Schweizerischen Akdemie der Technischen Wissenschaften (SATW)
since 2001: Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the journal "Climate Policy"
2001-2008: Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Tyndall Centre, U.K.
2001-2007: Member of the "Sustainability Council" of the Federal Government of Germany
2000-2002: Member of the Enquête Commission "Sustainable Energy Suppply" of the German Bundestag
since 1999: Member of the Advisory Committee of Energy Perspektives of the Swiss Federal Agency for Energy
1998-2002: Vice Chair of the Working Group III of the Interngovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
since 1993: Member of the scientific advisory committee of the Wuppertal-Institute
since 1989: Member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the journal "Energy & Environment"
2009: Bayer Climate Award
2006: Decoration from the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety
2005: Full Member of the Swiss Academy of Engineering Sciences
2001: Order of Merit on Ribbon of the Federal Republic of Germany
1998: honorary professor at the University of Kassel
8 books, more than 100 research reports, more than 200 research articles
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