Dr. Barbara Schlomann

Scientific Advisor to the Executive Director

Barbara Schlomann studied Economics at the University of Freiburg and Economics and Energy Economics at the University of Cologne. In 2014, she obtained her PhD on the “Design of Effective Energy Efficiency Policies” from the University of Utrecht in the Netherlands. She has been a researcher and project manager at the Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research (Fraunhofer ISI) in Karlsruhe, Germany, since 1987, and has worked in the field of energy policy as a business unit and project leader since 2008. In 2023, she was appointed scientific advisor to the Executive Director of the institute.

Her research on national and international energy policy includes the design and evaluation of energy policy instruments and measures, the top-down and bottom-up monitoring of energy policy objectives and strategies as well as the ex-post and ex-ante analysis of energy demand in all consumption sectors. Barbara Schlomann has had many papers published in these fields. Between 1990 and 1998, she taught economic theory and policy at the Berufsakademie Karlsruhe (Cooperative State University). She has been a member of the Board of the European Council for an Energy Efficiency Economy (eceee) since 2011, and a member of the German Council of Experts on Climate Change since September 1, 2020, which supports the German government in applying the Federal Climate Change Act.