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.


  • Dr. Paul Becker
  • Deutscher Wetterdienst (DWD)
  • Business Area 'Climate and Environment'
  • Director
  • Dr.-Ing. Thomas Benz
  • VDE Association for Electrical, Electronic & Information Technologies
  • Managing Director
  • Working group Centralised vs. decentralised power supply
  • Dr. Marita Blank-Babazadeh
  • OFFIS - Institute for Informatics
  • Research and Developement Division
  • Principal Scientist
  • Working group Resilience of Digitalized Energy Systems
Christoph Böhringer
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Harald Bradke
  • Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI
  • Competence Center Energy Technology and Energy Systems
  • Head
  • Dr. Bettina Brohmann
  • Öko-Institut e.V. - Institute for Applied Ecology
  • Transdisciplinary Studies Nuclear Engineering & Facility Safety
  • Research Coordinator
  • Prof. Dr. Gert Brunekreeft
  • Jacobs University Bremen
  • Professor for Energy Economics
  • Co-Head working group Resilience of Digitalized Energy Systems
  • Dr. Peter Buchholz
  • Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR)
  • German Mineral Resources Agency (DERA)
  • Head
  • Sebastian Buchholz
  • Clausthal University of Technology (CUT)
  • Institute of German and International Mining and Energy Law
  • Research Assistant
  • Scientific Coordinator of the project
  • Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Buchholz
  • Universität Regensburg
  • Institut für Volkswirtschaftslehre und Ökonometrie
  • Lehrstuhl für Finanzwissenschaft, insbes. Umweltökonomie
  • Lehrstuhlinhaber
  • Dr. Marius Buchmann
  • Jacobs University Bremen
  • Research Division for Energy Economics
  • Research Associate and Project Group Leader
  • Working group Resilience of Digitalized Energy Systems
  • Christian Bußar
  • Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule (RWTH) Aachen
  • Institut für Stromrichtertechnik und Elektrische Antriebe
  • Abteilungsleiter
  • Wissenschaftlicher Referent des Projekts
  • 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. Nicolaus Dahmen
  • Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)
  • Institute of Catalysis Research and Technology (IKFT)
  • Thermochemical Conversion of Biomass
  • Leading Scientist
  • Mathias Dalheimer
  • Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Mathematics ITWM
  • Competence Center High Performance Computing
  • Research Assistant
  • Working group Resilience of Digitalized Energy Systems
  • Dr. Volker Distelrath
  • Siemens AG
  • Energy Management Division
  • Chief Cybersecurity Officer
  • Working group Resilience of Digitalized Energy Systems
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christian Doetsch
  • Fraunhofer Institute for Environmental, Safety, and Energy Technology UMSICHT
  • Division Energy
  • Director
  • Working group Centralised vs. decentralised power supply
  • Dr. Marion Dreyer
  • DIALOGIK gemeinnützige Gesellschaft für Kommunikations- und Kooperationsforschung mbH
  • Stellvertretende Wissenschaftliche Direktorin und Prokuristin
  • Prof. Dr. Claudia Eckert
  • Fraunhofer Institute for Applied and Integrated Security AISEC
  • Director
  • Head of Section for Science and Engineering
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Peter Elsner
  • Fraunhofer Institute for Chemical Technology ICT
  • Institute Director
  • Head of Section for Science and Engineering
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Bernd Engel
  • Technische Universität Braunschweig
  • Professor
  • Working group Centralised vs. decentralised power supply
  • Prof. Dr. Karlheinz Erb
  • Alpen-Adria-University Klagenfurt/Wien
  • Institute of Social Ecology (SEC)
  • associated professor
  • Prof. Dr. Bärbel Friedrich
  • Leopoldina German National Academy of Science
  • Former Member of the Presidium
  • Mitglied des ESYS-Kuratoriums
  • Dr. Sabine Fuss
  • Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change (MCC)
  • Working Group Sustainable Resource Management and Global Change
  • Head
  • Prof. Dr. Erik Gawel
  • Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research GmbH - UFZ
  • Department of Economics
  • Head of Department
  • Dr. Oliver Geden
  • Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP)
  • Research Division: EU/Europe
  • Head of Research Division
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Klaus Görner
  • University of Duisburg-Essen
  • Institute for Energy and Environmental Process Engineering
  • Chair of Environmental Process Engineering and Plant Design
  • Chairholder
  • 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
  • Prof. Dr. Jens Gutzmer
  • Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg
  • Department of Mineralogy
  • Research Group "Economic Geology and Petrology"
  • Head
  • Prof. Dr. Jörg Hacker
  • Leopoldina German National Academy of Science
  • President
  • Mitglied des ESYS-Kuratoriums
  • Prof. Dr. Veit Hagenmeyer
  • Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
  • Institute for Automation and Applied Informatics
  • Chair of the Institute
  • Working group Centralised vs. decentralised power supply
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jutta Hanson
  • Technische Universität Darmstadt
  • Institute for Electric Power Systems
  • Department of Electrical Power Systems with Integration of Renewable Energies
  • Head
  • Co-chair of the working group Centralised vs. decentralised power supply
  • Prof. Dr. Dr. Hanns Hatt
  • Union of the German Academies of Sciences and Humanities
  • President
  • Mitglied des ESYS-Kuratoriums
  • Prof. Dr. Justus Haucap
  • Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf
  • Düsseldorf Institute for Competition Economics
  • Director
  • Thorsten Herdan
  • Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie (BMWi)
  • Abteilungsleiter Energiepolitik – Wärme und Effizienz
  • Jan Hildebrand
  • Institut für ZukunftsEnergieSysteme gGmbH
  • Environmental Psycology
  • Working field leader
  • Working group Centralised vs. decentralised power supply
  • 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
  • Robert Hirsch
  • Energy Systems of the Future
  • Coordinator Project Repository
  • 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
  • Peter Hussinger
  • BayWa r.e. renewable energy GmbH
  • Power Plant Planning for Photovoltaics
  • Engineer for Battery Storage
  • Dipl.-Ing. Peter Kasten
  • Öko-Institut e.V. - Institute for Applied Ecology
  • Resources & Transport Division
  • Senior Researcher
  • Prof. Dr. Gernot Klepper
  • Kiel Institute for the World Economy (ifw)
  • Research Area "The Environment and Natural Resources"
  • Sustainable Land Use
  • Team Leader
  • Prof. Dr. Michèle Knodt
  • Technische Universität Darmstadt
  • Department of History and Social Sciences
  • Institute for Political Science
  • Jean Monnet Professor
  • Dr. Brigitte Knopf
  • Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change (MCC)
  • Secretary General
  • Prof. Dr. Thomas Kohl
  • Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
  • Institute for Applied Geosciences
  • Geothermics Division
  • Head
  • Stephan Kohler
  • TU-Campus EUREF gGmbH
  • EnergyEfficiencyInvest Eurasia GmbH
  • Executive Director
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Thomas Kolb
  • Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
  • Engler-Bunte-Institute
  • Head of the Institute
  • Working group Centralised vs. decentralised power supply
  • Prof. Dr. Wolfgang König
  • Technische Universität Berlin
  • Institute of Philosophy, History of Literature, Science, and Technology
  • Research Field "History of Technology"
  • Former Chair
  • Wolfgang Köppel
  • DVGW-Forschungsstelle am Engler-Bunte-Institut des Karlsruher Instituts für Technologie (KIT)
  • Systeme und Netze
  • Gruppenleiter
  • AG Energieversorgung zentral/dezentral
  • Prof. Dr. Klaus Kornwachs
  • Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg
  • Chair for Philosophy of Technology
  • Emeritus
  • Working group Centralised vs. decentralised power supply
  • Dr. Christoph Kost
  • Fraunhofer-Institut für Solare Energiesysteme ISE
  • Department Intersectoral Energy Systems and Grid Integration
  • Team Energy Systems and Markets
  • Teamleiter
  • Dr. Bernd Krautkremer
  • Fraunhofer-Institut für Energiewirtschaft und Energiesystemtechnik IEE
  • Bioenergie-Systemtechnik
  • Abteilungsleiter
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jochen Kreusel
  • ABB
  • Power Grids Division
  • Market Innovation Manager
  • Working group Centralised vs. decentralised power supply, and Resilience of Digitalized Energy Systems
  • Sebastian Kreuz
  • Brandenburgische Technische Universität Cottbus-Senftenberg
  • Mechanical Engineering, Electrical and Energy Systems
  • Chair of Energy Economics
  • Research Assistant
  • Scientific Coordinator of the project
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Wolfgang Kröger
  • ETH Zurich
  • ETH Risk Center
  • Executive Director
  • Working group Centralised vs. decentralised power supply, and Resilience of Digitalized Energy Systems
  • Prof. Dr. Sebastian Lehnhoff
  • OFFIS - Institute for Information Technology
  • Energy Division
  • Chairman Executive Board
  • Working group Resilience of Digitalized Energy Systems
  • Prof. Dr. Walter Leitner
  • RWTH Aachen University
  • ITMC - Institute of Technical and Macromolecular Chemistry
  • Chair of Technical Chemistry and Petrochemistry
  • Chairholder
  • Dr. Eva Lermer
  • Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
  • Department of Psychology
  • Chair of Social Psychology
  • Senior Lecturer
  • Dr. habil Axel Liebscher
  • Bundesamt für kerntechnische Entsorgungssicherheit
  • Fachbereich FA 2
  • Forschung bezüglich Standortauswahl und Öffentlichkeitsbeteiligung Forschung nukleare Entsorgung/kerntechnische Sicherheit (übergreifende Themen)
  • Fachgebietsleiter
  • Prof. Dr. Ralf Littke
  • RWTH Aachen University
  • Faculty of Georesources and Materials Engineering
  • Geology and Geochemistry of Petroleum and Coal
  • Dean of Faculty
  • Prof. Dr. Andreas Löschel
  • University of Münster
  • School of Business and Economics
  • Chair of Microeconomics with a Focus on Energy and Resource Economics
  • Chairholder
  • Mitglied des ESYS-Kuratoriums
  • Dr. Till Luhmann
  • BTC Business Technology Consulting AG
  • Corporate Development
  • Managing Director
  • Working Group Resilience of Digitalized Energy Systems
  • Prof. Dr. Reinhard Madlener
  • RWTH Aachen University
  • E.ON Energy Research Center
  • Institute for Future Energy Consumer Needs and Behavior
  • Head
  • 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. Ellen Matthies
  • Otto-von-Guericke-University Magdeburg
  • Institute of Psychology
  • Chair of Environmental Psychology
  • Chairholder
  • Working group Resilience of Digitalized Energy Systems
  • Dr. Christoph Mayer
  • OFFIS - Institute for Information Technology
  • Energy Division
  • Director
  • Co-Head working group Resilience of Digitalized Energy Systems
  • Prof. Dr. Martin Muhler
  • Ruhr-Universität Bochum
  • Faculty of Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Chair of Industrial Chemistry
  • Chairholder
  • Prof. Dr. Felix Müsgens
  • Brandenburg University of Technology (BTU) Cottbus – Senftenberg
  • Faculity of Mechanical Engineering, Electrical and Energy Systems
  • Chair of Energy Economics
  • Chairholder
  • Co-Head Working Group Electricity market design
  • Prof. Dr. Axel Ockenfels
  • University of Cologne
  • Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences
  • Department of Economics
  • Chairholder
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Bettina Oppermann
  • Leibniz University Hannover
  • Institute for Open Space Planning and Design
  • Open Space Policy and Planning Communication
  • University Professor
  • Working group Centralised vs. decentralised power supply
  • Prof. Dr. Konrad Ott
  • Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel
  • Faculty of Arts and Humanities
  • Chair for Environmental Philosophy and Ethics
  • Director
  • Prof. Dr. Marian Paschke
  • Universität Hamburg
  • Institute for Maritime Law and Maritime Trade Law
  • Private Maritime Law
  • Chairholder
  • Johannes Pfeiffer
  • ifo Institut - Leibniz Institute for Economic Research / LMU München
  • Research fellow
  • Scientific Coordinator
  • Prof. Dr. Sebastian Pfotenhauer
  • Technical University of Munich
  • Munich Center for Technology in Society
  • Research Group "Innovation, Society and Public Policy"
  • Director
  • Prof. Dr. Karen Pittel
  • ifo Institute - Leibnitz Institute for Economic Research / LMU Munich
  • ifo Center for Energy, Climate and Exhaustible Resources
  • Director
  • Member of the Board of Directors
  • Prof. Dr. Peter Posch
  • TU Dortmund University
  • Centre for Finance, Risk & Resource Management
  • Chair of Finance
  • Chairholder
  • Irina Rau
  • Institut für ZukunftsEnergie und Stoffstromsysteme gGmbH
  • Arbeitsfeld Umweltpsychologie
  • Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin
  • Prof. Dr. Bernd Rech
  • Helmholtz-Zentrum für Materialien und Energie
  • Institute for Silicon Photovoltaics
  • Head
  • Head of Section for Natural Sciences
  • Prof. Dr. Lucia A. Reisch
  • Copenhagen Business School
  • CBS Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Department of Intercultural Communication and Management
  • Professor
  • Prof. Dr. Jürgen Renn
  • Max-Planck-Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte
  • Department I – Structural Changes in Systems of Knowledge
  • Direktor
  • Mitglied des ESYS-Direktoriums
  • Prof. Dr. Ortwin Renn
  • Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS)
  • Scientific Director
  • Head of Section for Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Prof. Dr. Till Requate
  • Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel
  • Institute of Economics
  • Chair of Innovation, Competition Policy and New Institutional Economics
  • Director
  • Dr. Jens Ried
  • Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
  • Lehrstuhl für Systematische Theologie II (Ethik)
  • Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter
  • Wissenschaftlicher Referent des Projekts
  • Dr.-Ing. Martin Robinius
  • Forschungszentrum Jülich
  • Institute for Electrochemical Process Engineering
  • Department for Process and Systems Analysis
  • Head
  • Prof. Dr. Michael Rodi
  • Ernst-Moritz-Arndt University of Greifswald
  • Faculty of Law and Economics
  • Chair for Public, Finance, Energy and Environmental Law
  • Chairholder
  • Prof. Dr. Dirk Uwe Sauer
  • RWTH Aachen University
  • Institute for Power Electronics and Electrical Drives (ISEA)
  • Chair for Electrochemical Energy Conversion and Storage Systems
  • Chairholder
  • Chairman of the Board of Directors
  • Benjamin Scharte
  • Fraunhofer Institute for High-Speed Dynamics, Ernst-Mach-Institute, EMI
  • Strategic Management
  • Research Fellow
  • Prof. Dr. Sabine Schlacke
  • WWU University of Münster
  • Faculty of Law
  • Institute for Environmental and Planning Law
  • Managing Director
  • Head of Section for Law
  • Prof. Dr. Robert Schlögl
  • Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society
  • Department of Inorganic Chemistry
  • Director and Scientific Member
  • Prof. Dr. Miranda Schreurs
  • Bavarian School of Public Policy at the Technical University of Munich
  • Chair of Environmental and Climate Policy
  • Chairholder
  • Prof. Dr. Petra Schweizer-Ries
  • Hochschule Bochum
  • Fachbereich Elektrotechnik und Informatik
  • Fachgebiet für Nachhaltigkeit und sozialwissenschaftl. Ausrichtung
  • Professorin
  • Dr. Antje Seitz
  • German Aerospace Center (DLR)
  • Institute of Engineering and Thermodynamics
  • Department for Thermal Process Technology
  • Head
  • Sanja Stark
  • Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg
  • Institute for Informatics, OFFIS
  • Scientific Researcher at the Research and Developement Division
  • Working group Resilience of Digitalized Energy Systems
  • Prof. Dr. Klaus Thoma
  • Fraunhofer Institute for High-Speed Dynamics, Ernst-Mach-Institute, EMI
  • Director Emeritus
  • Prof. Dr. Eberhard Umbach
  • acatech – National Academy of Science and Egineering
  • Member of the Executive Board
  • Member of the Board of Directors
  • Prof. Dr. Arnim von Gleich
  • University of Bremen
  • Sustainability Research Center (artec)
  • Department for Technikgestaltung - Technologieentwicklung
  • Head
  • Prof. Dr. Hans von Storch
  • Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht - Centre for Materials and Coastal Research
  • Institute of Coastal Research
  • Director Emeritus
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ulrich Wagner
  • Technische Universität München
  • Department for Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Chair for Energy Economy and Application Technology
  • Chairholder
  • Prof. Dr. Christoph Weber
  • University of Duisburg-Essen
  • Faculty of Business Administration and Economics
  • Chair for Managment Science and Energy Economics
  • Chairholder
  • Working group Centralised vs. decentralised power supply
  • Prof. Dr. Anke Weidlich
  • Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
  • Institut für Nachhaltige Technische Systeme
  • Professur für Technologien der Energieverteilung
  • Dr. Wolfgang Weimer-Jehle
  • University of Stuttgart
  • zirius - Center for Interdisciplinary Risk and Innovation Studies
  • Scientific Executive Director
  • Dr. Philipp Werdelmann
  • Innogy
  • Division New Technologies
  • Head of Division
  • Working group Resilience of Digitalized Energy Systems
  • Prof. Dr. Hartmut Weyer
  • Clausthal University of Technology (CUT)
  • Institute of German and International Mining and Energy Law
  • Director
  • Co-chair of the working group Electricity market design; Centralised vs. decentralised power supply
  • Julika Witte
  • Energy Systems of the Future
  • Team Manager Communications
  • Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christof Wittwer
  • Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE
  • Division "Smart Grids"
  • Head of Division
  • Working group Resilience of Digitalized Energy Systems
  • Prof. Dr. Thomas Ziesemer
  • United Nations University – Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (UNU-MERIT)
  • Senior Researcher

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