Since October 2018, Aline Scherrer works as a research associate and PhD candidate in the Competence Center Energy Technology and Energy Systems. In her PhD, she uses the case of technology competition in alternative drives to examine how societal actors influence the interaction between innovative technologies and thereby their diffusion.
In her project work, she adopts a social science perspective on transport and energy technologies with a specific focus on electric mobility and synthetic fuels in both passenger and freight transport. Her work addresses the interface between acceptance, transition and innovation research and makes use of quantitative as well as qualitative methods of empirical social research.
Aline Scherrer studied Liberal Arts and Sciences (BA) with a Major in Governance at the University College of the University of Freiburg including a year abroad in San Diego, CA (USA). In her subsequent master studies of Sustainable Development (MSc) at Utrecht University in the Netherlands, she used a basis of governance topics in the area of environment and climate to focus on theories of socio-technical transformation processes. In August 2018 she finished her master thesis on the topic »Implementation Barriers for Catenary Hybrid Trucks« at the Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI.