José Acosta Fernandez


Future Energy and Industry Systems
Research Unit Sectors and Technologies
José Acosta Fernandez
+49 202 2492-124
+49 202 2492-198

Education and Academic Training

  • 1997 Msc. of the regional science / regional planning, University of Karlsruhe (TH), Germany
  • 1991 Industrial Engineer, University of San Simón, Cochabamba - Bolivia

Professional Experience

  • Since 2002: Wuppertal Institute
  • 2001: Center for Distance and Open Learning (FSZ), University of Karlsruhe (TH)
  • 2000 - 2001: Wuppertal Institute
  • 1999 - 2000: Institute of Regional Science, University of Karlsruhe (TH), (free research fellow with Prof. Dr. Günter Strassert)
  • 1998 - 1999: Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research (ISI) Karlsruhe, Department Environmental Technology and Environmental Economics of the Competence Center of Sustainability and Infrastructure Systems
  • Feb. - July 1994: Center for Industrial Research, Faculty of Science and Technology - University of San Simón in Cochabamba - Bolivia (free research fellow)
  • Aug. - Dec. 1993: Department of Project Evaluation - Small Industry Chamber of Cochabamba, Bolivia

Research Focus

  • Physical and monetary input-output-accounting and modelling
  • Integrated environmental and economic accounting, material flow analyses, NAMEA, EE-IOA
  • Disaggregation by production sectors of national energy balances (energy use, supply, non-emissions relevant use, non-energetic use)
  • Analysis of structural relationships of resource efficiency, labour and wastes in the context of natural resources use
  • Quantitative methods, indicators
  • Multicriteria decision making (theory and application)