Prof. Dr. Mario Ragwitz

Deputy of the Institute

Mario Ragwitz is a physicist who has professional experience in the areas of modeling complex dynamic systems, techno-economical analysis of energy systems in the field of energy and climate policy with focus on renewable energies. He studied physics at the universities of Düsseldorf, Waterloo (Canada) and Heidelberg and completed his doctorate in theoretical physics (Dr. rer. nat.) at the University of Wuppertal (2001). He worked as a researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Physics of Complex Systems (1998-2000) and as a visiting researcher at the University of Texas at Austin (2000) and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (2007 and 2011). Since September 2002 senior scientist and project manager at the Fraunhofer ISI, from 2008 to 2018 Coordinator of Business Unit Renewable Energies and from 2012 to 2018 Deputy Head of Competence Center Energy Policy and Energy Markets. Since 2014 honorary professor at the Albert-Ludwigs University Freiburg, Faculty of Environment and Natural Resources. Since 2018 Deputy of the Institute.