Education and Academic Training

  • 1973: PhD in philosophy at the University of Salzburg/Austria

Professional Experience

  • 1981 - 1983: Technical University of Berlin, Germany; researcher in the interdisciplinary research group "Energy and Society"
  • 1984 - 1986: Institute for Environmental Research in the Research Society Joanneum, Graz, Austria, project manager
  • 1987 - 1991: Research Institute for Regional and Urban Development of the Federal State of Northrhine-Westphalia, Dortmund, Germany, researcher
  • Since 1992: Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy
    • Co-director transport division through 2003
    • 2003 - 2014 Co-director of the Research Group "Future Energy and Mobility Structures"; emeritus

Research Focus

  • Systems analysis and scenario writing in the fields of demography, urban patterns, infrastructures, transport, energy
  • Development and evaluation of (policy) measures and instruments
  • Transport and environment

Teaching / Memberships

  • Teaching "Human Ecology" at the University of Münster, Germany (1977 - 1981)
  • Teaching courses on "Sustainable Mobility" at the University of Kassel, Germany (from 2005)
  • Member of the scientific advisory board, Traffic Club Germany
  • Member of the council of advisors of the research programme "Sustainable Forest Economy", Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), Germany