He studied mathematics with a specialization in mathematical physics at the University of Bonn. From 2006 to 2010 he was a research associate at the University of Tübingen, where he acquired his ph.d. in 2010 (supervisor Prof. Dr. Stefan Teufel). From 2010 to 2014 he was a post-doctoral researcher at the Center for Sustainability Research at University of Bremen. From 2014 to 2015 he was the managing director of the Smart Grids-Platform Baden-Wuerttemberg.
Since May 2015 he is a senior researcher at the Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI in the Competence Center Energy Policy and Energy Markets. His work focus is:
- evaluation of targets and instruments in climate policy
- analysis and design of energy system scenarios and transformation pathways
- gas markets and infrastructures in the context of sector coupling