Studies of industrial engineering and management at the University of Karlsruhe. Parts of studies in Spain, University of Seville, Escuela Súperior de Ingenieros (ESI) . Doctoral degree in economics (Dr. rer. pol.) with the topic “Modelling the future development of renewable energy technologies in the European electricity sector using agent-based simulation” completed at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in 2010. Scientist of the Competence Center Energy Policy and Energy Systems at Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI from 2005 to 2011. Researcher at the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre Institute for Prospective and Technological Studies IPTS from 2011 to 2013 with a focus on energy system modelling. Since April 2013 researcher and project manager in the Competence Center Energy Policy and Energy Markets at the Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI.