Wolfgang Männer studied Physics (B.Sc., M.Sc.) and Engineering Science (B.Sc.) at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) with a stay abroad at the Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María (UTFSM) in Valparaiso, Chile. In his studies, he focused on energy systems and storage technologies in addition to his focus on semiconductor physics and electrochemistry. During his studies, he interned at the Bavarian Center for Applied Energy Research (ZAE) and worked as an assistant scientist at the Institute for Resource Efficiency and Energy Strategies (IREES) in Karlsruhe on the analysis on the introduction, design and scaling of Carbon Contracts for Difference (CCfD).
Since March 2022, he has been a research associate at the Competence Center Energy Policy and Energy Markets at Fraunhofer ISI. The focus of his work is on modeling the supply-side of the European energy system.