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. Dieter Franke
  • BGR - Bundesanstalt für Geowissenschaften und Rohstoffe
  • Energy Resources
  • Head of Departement
  • Dr. Brigitte Knopf
  • Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change (MCC)
  • Secretary General
  • Prof. Dr. Ellen Matthies
  • Otto-von-Guericke-University Magdeburg
  • Institute of Psychology
  • Chair of Environmental Psychology
  • Chairholder
  • Member of the Board of Directors, Co-Head working group Development of Photovoltaics and Wind Energy
  • Prof. Dr. Karen Pittel
  • ifo Institute - Leibnitz Institute for Economic Research / LMU Munich
  • ifo Center for Energy, Climate and Resources
  • Director
  • Member of the Board of Directors
  • Prof. Dr. Mario Ragwitz
  • Fraunhofer IEG Institution for Energy Infrastructures and Geothermal Systems
  • Director
  • Co-Head working group Integrated power supply
  • Prof. Dr. Jürgen Renn
  • Max-Planck-Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte
  • Department I – Structural Changes in Systems of Knowledge
  • Direktor
  • Mitglied des ESYS-Direktoriums
  • 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
  • Prof. Dr. Robert Schlögl
  • Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society
  • Department of Inorganic Chemistry
  • Director and Scientific Member
  • Prof. Dr. Anke Weidlich
  • University of Freiburg
  • Department of Sustainable Systems Engineering - INATECH
  • Professor for Control and Integration of Grids
  • Co-Head working group Integrated power supply

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