Education and Academic Training

  • 2003 - 2010: PhD at the University of Osnabrueck. Dissertation: "Modelling system innovations in coupled human-technology-environment systems"
  • 1997 - 2003: Studies of applied systems sciences at the University of Osnabrueck

Professional Experience

  • Since 2013 Researcher in the Division Future Energy and Industry Systems
  • December 2012 - October 2013 Guest Researcher at Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy
  • 2010 - 2013 Akademischer Rat at Institute of Environmental Systems Research, University of Osnabrueck
  • 2003 - 2009 Research Assistant at Institute of Environmental Systems Research, University of Osnabrueck

Research Focus

  • Sustainability transitions: development of concepts and methodological approaches
  • Flexibility in the electricity system (focus: energy-intensive industry)
  • Greenhouse gas neutrality of the energy-intensive industry (focus: cement industry)


  • 2010 - 2013 University of Osnabrueck: Lectures on "agent-based modeling", "modeling of social systems" and "transitions in coupled human-technology-environment systems"
  • 2004 - 2010 University of Osnabrueck: Supervision of student exercises in the fields of agent-based modelling and complex adaptive sytems


  • STRN (Sustainability Transitions Research Network)


  • Agricultural Systems
  • Artificial Intelligence Review
  • Ecology & Society
  • Energy Research & Social Science
  • Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions
  • Environmental Science & Technology
  • Environmental Science and Pollution Research
  • Futures
  • Global Environmental Change
  • Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation
  • Journal of Cleaner Production
  • Research Policy
  • Sustainability

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