Mirko Schäfer holds a PhD in Theoretical Physics from the Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies. He studied flow allocation methods for complex energy networks at the University of Aarhus, funded by a Postdoctoral Fellowship from the Carlsberg Foundation. Since 2018, Mirko Schäfer works as a Research Associate at the Chair of Control and Integration of Grids at the University of Freiburg. His research focus is in the field of energy system analysis and modelling. In the ESYS project, he contributes to the AG “Integrated power supply”.