Participants

The Academies’ Project “Energy Systems of the Future” assembles different disciplines. More than 100 specialists collaborate in an honorary capacity in the following five “sections”:

  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Natural Sciences
  • Law
  • Science and Engineering
  • Economics.


  • Prof. Dr. Gertrude Hirsch Hadorn
  • ETH Zurich
  • Department of Environmental Systems Science
  • Institute for Environmental Decisions: RG Environmental Philosophy
  • University Professor
  • Prof. Dr. Bernd Hirschl
  • Institute for Ecological Economy Research (IÖW)
  • Research Field "Sustainable Energy and Climate Protection"
  • Head
  • Working group Resilience of Digitalized Energy Systems, and Centralised vs. decentralised power supply
  • Prof. Dr. Michèle Knodt
  • Technische Universität Darmstadt
  • Department of History and Social Sciences
  • Institute for Political Science
  • Jean Monnet Professor
  • Prof. Dr. Wolfgang König
  • Technische Universität Berlin
  • Institute of Philosophy, History of Literature, Science, and Technology
  • Research Field "History of Technology"
  • Former Chair
  • Prof. Dr. Klaus Kornwachs
  • Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg
  • Chair for Philosophy of Technology
  • Emeritus
  • Working group Centralised vs. decentralised power supply
  • Prof. Dr. Eva Lermer
  • FOM University of Applied Sciences Munich
  • Department of Psychology
  • Professor of Business Psychology
  • Prof. Dr. Ellen Matthies
  • Otto-von-Guericke-University Magdeburg
  • Institute of Psychology
  • Chair of Environmental Psychology
  • Chairholder
  • Working group Resilience of Digitalized Energy Systems
  • Prof. Dr. Konrad Ott
  • Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel
  • Faculty of Arts and Humanities
  • Chair for Environmental Philosophy and Ethics
  • Director
  • Prof. Dr. Sebastian Pfotenhauer
  • Technical University of Munich
  • Munich Center for Technology in Society
  • Research Group "Innovation, Society and Public Policy"
  • Director
  • Prof. Dr. Ortwin Renn
  • Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS)
  • Scientific Director
  • Head of Section for Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Prof. Dr. Miranda Schreurs
  • Bavarian School of Public Policy at the Technical University of Munich
  • Chair of Environmental and Climate Policy
  • Chairholder
  • Prof. Dr. Rafaela Hillerbrand
  • Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
  • Institute for Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis (ITAS)
  • Professor
  • Working group Resilience of Digitalized Energy Systems
  • Dr. Wolfgang Weimer-Jehle
  • University of Stuttgart
  • zirius - Center for Interdisciplinary Risk and Innovation Studies
  • Scientific Executive Director
  • Dr. Oliver Geden
  • Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP)
  • Research Division: EU/Europe
  • Head of Research Division
  • Irina Rau
  • IZES gGmbH
  • Arbeitsfeld Umweltpsychologie
  • Research assistant
  • Prof. Dr. Petra Schweizer-Ries
  • Bochum University of Applied Sciences
  • Fachbereich Elektrotechnik und Informatik
  • Sustainability with a focus on social sciences
  • Professor
  • Prof. Dr. Jannika Mattes
  • Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg
  • Institute for Social Sciences
  • Professor for organization and innovation
  • Working group Resilience of Digitalized Energy Systems
  • Prof. Dr. Jürgen Renn
  • Max-Planck-Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte
  • Department I – Structural Changes in Systems of Knowledge
  • Direktor
  • Mitglied des ESYS-Direktoriums
  • Jan Hildebrand
  • Institut für ZukunftsEnergieSysteme gGmbH
  • Environmental Psycology
  • Working field leader
  • Working group Centralised vs. decentralised power supply
  • Prof. Dr. Jürgen Renn
  • Max Planck Institute for the History of Science
  • Department I – Structural Changes in Systems of Knowledge
  • Director
  • Member of the ESYS Board of Directors
  • Prof. Dr. Peter Dabrock
  • Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
  • Department of Theology
  • Chair of Systematic Theology II (Ethics)
  • Chairholder
  • Co-chair of the working group Centralised vs. decentralised power supply
  • Prof. Dr. Armin Grunwald
  • Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
  • Institute for Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis (ITAS)
  • Head
  • Head of Section for Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Dr. Bettina Brohmann
  • Öko-Institut e.V. - Institute for Applied Ecology
  • Transdisciplinary Studies Nuclear Engineering & Facility Safety
  • Research Coordinator
  • Dr. Weert Canzler
  • Berlin Social Science Center (WZB)
  • Research Group Digital Mobility and Social Differentiation
  • Head of the Research Group

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