Valentin Espert


Future Energy and Industry Systems
Research Unit Structural Change and Innovation
Valentin Espert
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Education and Academic Training

  • Studies of geography (diploma), energy economics, economics and sociology at the University of Cologne, Philipps-University of Marburg and University College Dublin
  • Diploma thesis at the Fraunhofer Institute for Environmental, Safety and Energy Technology (UMSICHT) with the topic "Regional classification of energy supply areas under consideration of decentralised energy technologies"

Professional Experience

  • Since 2013: Researcher at the Wuppertal Institute
  • 2012 - 2013: Junior research fellow at the Wuppertal Institute
  • 2009 - 2012: Student assistant at the Wuppertal Institute
  • 2008: Internship at REpower Systems AG (business development division)

Research Focus

  • Spatial planning in the areas of energy supply and climate protection
  • Spatial energy system research
  • Decentralised energy technologies