Researchers

  • Ebenaezer Appies

    Background: Economic development in the South African Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme

    Focus topics: Just Energy Transitions, Public Participation, Energy Finance and Social Innovation

    Affiliation: Stellenbosch University, South Africa | Project 90 by 2030

    Email: ebenaezera@90by2030.org.za

  • Marlin Arnz

    Background: Industrial Engineering and Management

    Focus topics: Open source transport modelling, energy system modelling, transport behaviour, rail transport

    Affiliation: Reiner Lemoine Institute, Reiner Lemoine Foundation, WIP TU Berlin

    Email: maa@wip.tu-berlin.de

  • Jan Baran

    Background: Economics

    Focus topics: Labour economics, Pension schemes, Innovation and intellectual property, Social networks in economics

    Affiliation: IBS - Institute for Structural Research, Poland

  • Andrzej Blachowicz

    Background: Policy Making, Stakeholder Engagement

    Focus topics: EC Platform for Coal Regions in Transition (Secretariat)

    Affiliation: Climate Strategies, UK

  • Hanna Brauers

    Background: Industrial Engineering

    Focus topics: Coal phase-outs, natural gas phase-outs, political economy of energy transformations

    Affiliation: CoalExit, TU Berlin, DIW Berlin, Germany

    Email: hbr@wip.tu-berlin.de

    Telephone: +49-(0)30-314-21651

  • Isabell Braunger

    Background: Political Science and Social Studies

    Focus topics: Transformation research, Coal and gas phase-out in Germany, Gender and energy policy

    Affiliation: CoalExit, TU Berlin, DIW Berlin, Germany

    Email: ib@wip.tu-berlin.de

    Telephone: +49-(0)30-314-21651

  • Andrea Brock

    Background: Political Economy, Political Ecology

    Focus topics: Political ecology of energy and coal mining, biodiversity conservation, policing of dissent

    Affiliation: Lecturer at the University of Sussex, UK; Steps Centre; Sussex Energy Group

    Email: a.brock@sussex.ac.uk

  • Carolin Brodtmann

    Background: Economics and Social Sciences

    Focus topics: Gender Perspectives on Climate Change and Policy, Coal-Phase Outs, Socio-Ecological Transformation

    Affiliation: CoalExit, Humboldt University Berlin, Germany

    Email: cb@wip.tu-berlin.de

  • Thorsten Burandt

    Background: Industrial Engineering

    Focus topics: Energy system modeling, Sector-coupling, (Global) Decarbonization pathways

    Affiliation: CoalExit, TU Berlin, DIW Berlin, Germany; NTNU - Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway

    Email: thb@wip.tu-berlin.de

  • Jesse Burton

    Background: Energy Studies

    Focus topics: South African and global coal markets, Fossil fuel subsidies and finance, Political economy of the South African coal sector

    Affiliation: University of Cape Town, Energy Research Centre, South Africa

  • Ben Caldecott

    Background: Economic Geography

    Focus topics: Environment, energy, and sustainability issues, Intersection between finance, government, civil society, and academe

    Affiliation: University of Oxford, Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment, UK

  • Andrea Cardoso

    Background: Ecological Economist, Environmentalism, Political Ecology

    Focus topics: Sustainable Development, Climate Change, Environmental Studies

    Affiliation: University of Magdalena, Facultad de Ciencias Empresariales y Económicas, Colombia

  • Aleh Cherp

    Background: Environmental and Energy Studies

    Focus topics: Feasibility of global energy transitions meeting the climate targets, political economy of energy transitions, and energy security

    Affiliation: Central European University (CEU), Lund University

    Email: cherpa@ceu.edu

  • Paweł Czyżak

    Background: Economics and Computer Science

    Focus topics: Energy system modelling, RES potential assessment, Poland’s coal exit, data visualization

    Affiliation: Instrat Foundation, SGH Warsaw School of Economics

    Email: pawel.czyzak@instrat.pl

  • Martin David

    Background: Urban and Environmental Sociology

    Focus topics: Sustainability transformation and transition, Exnovation and innovation, Anticipative Governance, Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI)

    Affiliation: Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ

    Email: martin.david@ufz.de

  • Steve Fothergill

    Background: Economics

    Focus topics: Urban and regional economic analysis, Regional policy, business and industry, Europe, Labour markets, Joblessness, Local area studies, Energy policy, Benefits system, Regeneration, Tourism

    Affiliation: Sheffield Hallam University, Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research, UK

  • Ben Gales

    Background: General Economics, History

    Focus topics: Economic, Social History

    Affiliation: University of Groningen, Faculty of Economics and Business, Netherlands

  • Amit Garg

    Background: Public Policy, Management, Economics

    Focus topics: Sustainable Development, Energy Policy, Climate Policy, Environment Policy, Water Policy, Energy Systems Modelling, Carbon Finance

    Affiliation: IIMA - Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, India

  • Karlo Hainsch

    Background: Industrial Engineering (Energy and Resources)

    Focus topics: Energy system modelling, Transition of the transportation sector, Role of sector-coupling in energy transitions

    Affiliation: CoalExit, TU Berlin, DIW Berlin, Germany

    Email: kh@wip.tu-berlin.de

  • Christian Hauenstein

    Background: Renewable Energy Engineering and Management, Environmental Sciences and International Forestry

    Focus topics: Global coal phase-out, Political economy of coal: carbon lock-in/deep incumbency, Socio-ecological transformation

    Affiliation: CoalExit, TU Berlin, DIW Berlin, Germany

    Email: ch@wip.tu-berlin.de

    Telephone: +49-(0)30-314-21753

  • Lukas Hermwille

    Background: Global climate governance and transition research

    Focus topics: Global climate and energy governance architecture and politics of regional structural adjustments in response to decarbonization

    Affiliation: Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy – Global Climate Governance Research Unit

    Email: lukas.hermwille@wupperinst.org

  • Philipp Herpich

    Background: Industrial Engineering (Energy and Resource Management)

    Focus topics: Coal phase-out, transformation studies, energy system modeling

    Affiliation: CoalExit, TU Berlin, Germany

    Email: phe@wip.tu-berlin.de

  • Michał Hetmański

    Background: Economics

    Focus topics: Just transition, decarbonisation pathways, Poland’s coal exit, energy market reform, open energy data

    Affiliation: Instrat Foundation

    Email: michal.hetmanski@instrat.pl

  • Christian von Hirschhausen

    Background: Economics and Industrial Engineering

    Focus topics: Applied industrial economics, Infrastructure and network economics, Environmental, energy and resource economics

    Affiliation: TU Berlin, DIW Berlin, Germany

  • Franziska Holz

    Background: Economics

    Focus topics: Modeling of international and European energy resource markets, Coal, oil, and natural gas markets, Climate policy and energy resource markets

    Affiliation: DIW Berlin, Germany; NTNU - Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway

  • Damian Iwanowski

    Background: Economics

    Focus topics: Firm-level dynamics and productivity, Innovation and innovation policy, Entrepreneurship, Policy evaluation, Impact evaluation

    Affiliation: Instrat Foundation

    Email: damian.iwanowski@instrat.pl

  • Thabit Jacob

    Background: Natural resources, political economy of development

    Focus topics: Political economy of energy and resource extraction, renewed role of the state in energy, energy nationalism in Sub-Saharan Africa, politics of energy access and transition

    Affiliation: Roskilde University, Denmark

    Email: thabit@ruc.dk

  • Jessica Jewell

    Background: Energy transitions

    Focus topics: Coal phase-out, Substitutions, Powering Past Coal Alliance and Policy costs

    Affiliation: Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden and University of Bergen, Norway

    Email: jewell@chalmers.se

  • Frank Jotzo

    Background: Economics

    Focus topics: Economics and policy of climate change and energy, Political economy of policy reform, Environment and development, Global issues: Australia, China, Indonesia, Asia-Pacific

    Affiliation: Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU College of Asia & the Pacific, Australian National University

  • Claudia Kemfert

    Background: Economics

    Focus topics: Energy economics, Environmental economics, Climate protection

    Affiliation: DIW Berlin, Hertie School of Governance, Germany

  • Daniel Kiewra

    Background: Economics

    Focus topics: Just Transition, Industrial relations, Labour market and social dialogue

    Affiliation: Instrat Foundation

    Email: daniel.kiewra@instrat.pl

  • Irem Kok

    Background: Nature, Society and Environmental Policy, Philosophy, Economics, Political Science and International Relations

    Focus topics: Quantitative and qualitative research on stranded assets, Focusing on the financial and environmental risks of investing in the thermal coal sector, Coal-fired power stations, Climate finance and the political economy of energy transitions

    Affiliation: Tellus Mater Foundation, London, School of Geography and the Environment, Oxford, UK, Bogazici University, Turkey

  • Alexandra Krumm

    Background: Industrial Engineering

    Focus topics: energy system transformation, just transition, public participation

    Affiliation: CoalExit, TU Berlin, Reiner-Lemoine-Institut, Germany

    Email: ak@wip.tu-berlin.de

  • Konstantin Löffler

    Background: Industrial and Network Engineering

    Focus topics: Energy system modelling, Energy- and environmental economics, Renewable energies

    Affiliation: CoalExit, TU Berlin, DIW Berlin, Germany

    Email: kl@wip.tu-berlin.de

    Telephone: +49-(0)30-314-25139

  • Aman Malik

    Background: Chemical Engineering and Climate Sciences

    Focus topics: Carbon lock-ins, political economy of energy transitions

    Affiliation: Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research and TU-Berlin

  • Bryce McCall

    Background: Sustainable Energy Engineering

    Focus topics: Energy systems modelling, New statistical energy modelling techniques, City energy modelling, Energy efficiency in Industry

    Affiliation: Energy Research Center, University of Cape Town, South Africa

  • Roman Mendelevitch

    Background: Industrial Engineering and Management

    Focus topics: Energy resource and electricity markets, Transformation of energy systems, Food-water-energy nexus

    Affiliation: Oeko-Institut e.V. - Institute for Applied Ecology, Germany

  • Felipe Corral Montoya

    Background: Political Economy and Public Policy

    Focus topics: Political economy of the energy sector, Energy transitions in Colombia, Natural resource & energy policies in the Global South

    Affiliation: CoalExit, TU Berlin, Germany

    Email: fcm@wip.tu-berlin.de

  • Pao-Yu Oei

    Background: Industrial Engineering, Economics

    Focus topics: Global coal phase-out, Political economy of coal: carbon lock-in/deep incumbency, Socio-ecological transformation, Renewables

    Affiliation: CoalExit, TU Berlin, DIW Berlin, Germany

    Email: pyo@wip.tu-berlin.de

    Telephone: +49-(0)30-314-75846

  • Sandeep Pai

    Background: Interdisciplinary researcher (Energy Transitions & Policy)

    Focus topics: Political economy & history of energy transitions, Coal phase-out, just transition

    Affiliation: The University of British Columbia, Canada; MESPOM, Austria

    Email: sandeep@mespom.eu

  • Paola A. Yanguas Parra

    Background: Economics and Public Policy

    Focus topics: Climate and energy policy, distributional implications of coal phase-out policies, coal transitions

    Affiliation: CoalExit, TU Berlin

    Email: pp@wip.tu-berlin.de

  • Dominika Rečková

    Background: Economics

    Focus topics: Applied microeconometrics, Efficiency analysis, Energy economics, Meta-analysis

    Affiliation: Charles University, Institute of Economic Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, Czech Republic

  • Catharina Rieve

    Background: Physical Engineering

    Focus topics: Renewable energies, Potential of wind and solar energy, Remaining coal amounts in opencast mining

    Affiliation: CoalExit, TU Berlin, Germany

    Email: clr@wip.tu-berlin.de

  • Adrian Rinscheid

    Background: Political Science

    Focus topics: Political Economy of Coal Transitions (COALSTAKE project), Energy politics, Divestment, Sustainability transitions, Discourse and narratives

    Affiliation: Institute for Economy and the Environment, University of St.Gallen, Switzerland

    Email: adrian.rinscheid@unisg.ch

  • Pablo del Río

    Background: Economics and Business Administration

    Focus topics: Environmental economics, Management, Energy economics and Innovation economics

    Affiliation: Spanish National Research Council, CSIC - Instituto de Políticas y Bienes Públicos, Spain

  • Michaela Roelfes

    Background: Political and Social Sciences

    Focus topics: Local and regional sustainable development and sustainability politics

    Affiliation: Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Energy, and Environment – Research Unit Urban Transitions

    Email: michaela.roelfes@wupperinst.org

  • Oliver Sartor

    Background: Economics, Arts, Commerce

    Focus topics: European climate and energy policy, climate and energy policy governance, coal transitions, decarbonisation policy for energy-intensive industries

    Affiliation: IDDRI - Institut du développement durable et des relations internationales, France

  • Anne Schalling

    Background: Industrial Engineering

    Focus topics: Coal Phase-Out in Germany, Socio-Ecological Transformation

    Affiliation: Coal Exit, TU Berlin, Germany

    Email: as@wip.tu-berlin.de

  • Akira Schroth

    Background: Human Geography

    Focus topics: Socio-ecological transformation, Climate change awareness, Climate change adaptation strategies

    Affiliation: CoalExit, Humboldt University Berlin, Germany

    Email: asc@wip.tu-berlin.de

  • Frederik Seehaus

    Background: Industrial Engineering (Energy and Resource Management)

    Focus topics: Energy system modeling for Germany, Implementation of industry processes in the energy system model, Stakeholder and lobbying of the german energy transformation

    Affiliation: CoalExit, TU Berlin, Germany

    Email: frs@wip.tu-berlin.de

  • Josephine Semb

    Background: Political Sciences

    Focus topics: System transformation, Climate Policies, Gender Perspectives on climate change

    Affiliation: CoalExit, Freie University Berlin

    Email: jos@wip.tu-berlin.de

  • Philipp Späth

    Background: Political Sciences, Human Geography, Science and Technology Studies

    Focus topics: Energy Transitions, Energy Justice, Environmental Governance

    Affiliation: AL University Freiburg, Germany

    Email: spaeth@envgov.uni-freiburg.de

  • Jennie C. Stephens

    Background: Environmental Science and Public Policy, Engineering

    Focus topics: Renewable transformation, energy democracy, energy justice, gender and racial inequities in energy, embodied energy injustices

    Affiliation: Northeastern University School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs, USA

    Email: j.stephens@northeastern.edu

  • Nora Stognief

    Background: Environmental and Resource Management and Environmental Planning

    Focus topics: Coal phase-out, Just transition, Resilience

    Affiliation: CoalExit, TU Berlin, DIW Berlin, Germany

    Email: nstognief@diw.de

  • Aleksander Szpor

    Background: Political Science

    Focus topics: Public policy instruments and design, National innovation systems, Energy security, Low-emission transition

    Affiliation: IBS - Institute for Structural Research, Poland

  • Katarzyna Szwarc

    Background: Policy, Law

    Focus topics: Sustainable finance, Just transition

    Affiliation: Instrat Foundation, Grantham Research Institute - London School of Economics

    Email: katarzyna@instrat.pl

  • Fei Teng

    Background: Management Science

    Focus topics: Sustainable Development, Climate Change, Environmental Management, Climate Change Economics

    Affiliation: Tsinghua University, Institute of Energy, Environment and Economy, China

  • Konstantina Togaridou

    Background: Political Science and Social Studies, European Studies

    Focus topics: energy justice, energy democracy, coal transition, mass media and social inclusion

    Affiliation: Peace and Journalism Lab, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece / Department of Political Science, University of Gothenburg, Sweden

    Email: ktongaridou@gmail.com

  • Gregory Trencher

    Background: Sustainability science, energy policy, governance of sustainability transitions and low-carbon technologies

    Focus topics: Governance of coal power in Japan and Indonesia, coal divestment in Japan, hydrogen and fuel-cell vehicles

    Affiliation: Tohoku University (Graduate School of Environmental Studies), Japan, www.gregorytrencher.net

  • Bregje van Veelen

    Background: Human Geography, Environmental Social Sciences

    Focus topics: Social and political dimensions of fossil fuel phase out; Socio-technical imaginaries; cultural political economies of low-carbon transitions

    Affiliation: Uppsala University, Sweden

    Email: bregje.vanveelen@geo.uu.se

  • Saritha S. Vishwanathan

    Background: Public Policy, Management, Environmental Engineering

    Focus topics: Energy and Water Systems modelling, Sustainable Development, Energy Policy, Water Policy, Climate Policy, Environment Policy

    Affiliation: IIMA - Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, India

  • Paula Walk

    Background: economics and political science

    Focus topics: Historical coal phase-outs, Ecological and environmental economics

    Affiliation: CoalExit, TU Berlin, Germany

    Email: pw@wip.tu-berlin.de

  • Timon Wehnert

    Background: Research on Energy Transitions and Climate Policy

    Focus topics: Regional structural change processes linked to sustainable development and industrial decarbonisation strategies

    Affiliation: Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy - Research Unit Structural Change and Innovation

    Email: timon.wehnert@wupperinst.org

  • Felix Wejda

    Background: Industrial Engineering (Mechanical Engineering)

    Focus topics: Energy system modeling for Germany, Implementation of industrial processes into an energy system model, Future developments and trends on electricity, heating, and transport

    Affiliation: CoalExit, TU Berlin, Germany

    Email: few@wip.tu-berlin.de

  • John Wiseman

    Background: Public policy, Social science, Political economy

    Focus topics: Just transitions, National and regional decarbonisation strategies; Socio-ecological transformations

    Affiliation: Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University; Energy Transition Hub, University of Melbourne

    Email: jwiseman@unimelb.edu.au