Prof. Dr. Manfred Fischedick


Manfred Fischedick
+49 202 2492-121
+49 202 2492-108

Education and Academic Training

  • Doctorate in the field of Energy Technology at University of Stuttgart, Germany
  • University of Dortmund, Germany. University Diploma in Chemical Engineering

Professional Experience

  • Since 2010: Member of the Wuppertal Institute's management as Authorised Representative
  • Since 2008: Professor at the Schumpeter School of Business and Economics at the University of Wuppertal
  • 2008 - 2010: Acting Head of the Wuppertal Institute
  • Since 2006: Vice President of the Wuppertal Institute
  • 2003 - 2010: Director of Research Group 1 "Future Energy and Mobility Structures"
  • 1993 - 2003: Project Co-ordinator and Deputy Director of Energy Division at the Wuppertal Institute
  • 1991 - 1993: Research Fellow and PhD Student at the University of Stuttgart, Germany

Research Focus

  • Energy systems and energy scenario analysis
  • Greenhouse gas mitigation strategies and multi-criteria evaluation
  • Renewable energies and innovative energy technologies (system integration aspects)
  • National and international energy and climate policy
  • Market development of new technologies
  • Infrastructure analysis
  • Research and technology policy
  • Technology assessment and forecasting
  • Green entrepreneurship
  • Sustainable urban infrastructures


Current Activities

  • Member of the "Seoul International Scientific Advisory Council (SIEAC)"
  • Chair of the Virtual Institute "Non-Technical Aspects of the Energiewende in North Rhine-Westphalia
  • Member of the Executive Board Clean Tech NRW (co-chair)
  • Chair of the Scientific Advisory Council "Innovation City Ruhr"
  • Speaker of the Directory Board Research Association Renewable Energy (FVEE )
  • Member of the Science and Technology Advisory Board Desertec University Network
  • Member of the Advisory Board Urban Planning of the City of Munich
  • Member of the Coordination Committee "Climate Plan in North Rhine-Westphalia"
  • Member of the Steering Committee of the Competence Network "Kraftwerkstechnik" (Power Plant Technology) of the Government of the Land North Rhine-Westphalia
  • Member of the Scientific Advisory Board EON-RWTH Aachen Research Center
  • Member of the Scientific Advisory Board Energiewirtschaftliches Institut (EWI) University Cologne
  • Member of the Scientific Board "Renewable Energy" (peer-reviewed Journal)
  • Member of the Expert Panel "European Green Capital"
  • Member of the "Energy Academy" of the "Handelsblatt"-Journal

Selected Former Activities

  • Coordinating Lead Author of the IPCC 5th Assessment Report (2011 - 2014 )
  • Chair of the Competition "Innovation City Ruhr"
  • Coordinating Lead Author of the IPCC Special Report Renewable Energies (responsible for Mitigation potential and costs) (2009 - 2011)
  • Member of the Advisory Board of the German Biomass Centrum (co-chair 2007 - 2011)
  • International Steering Committee "World Renewable Energy Congress 2008"
  • Member of the Enquête Commission "The Effects of Long-Term Increasing Prices for Oil and Gas on Economy and Consumers in North Rhine-Westphalia" installed by the State Parliament of North Rhine-Westphalia (2006 - 2009)
  • Scientific Committee "International German Hydrogen Conference" in 2006 and 2008
  • Advisory Board of the Immission Panel of the German Bundesland Brandenburg (2005 - 2008)
  • Delegation of the Federal Government "Renewables 2004"
  • Roster of Experts of the STAP/Global Environmental Facility


Ongoing activities

  • University of Wuppertal, Schumpeter School of Business and Economics „Dynamic development of markets" (since winter term 2007/08)
  • University of Koblenz-Landau "European Energy Policy" (since summer term 2005)

Former activities

  • University of Kassel, Master programme Renewable Energies "Energy Economy" (winter term 2006/07)
  • University of Hagen, Master programme INFERNUM "System analysis (winter term 2004 )
  • University of Applied Sciences Wiesbaden "Energie und Umwelt" (Energy and Environment) in Environmental Studies from the winter term 1997/98 until 2001/02
  • Witten Herdecke University "Ökologisches Wirtschaften" (Ecological Management) in the summer and winter term 1996