My current research focuses on energy transition, green growth, European affairs, and public sector management. My overall vision is to create living environments running on renewable energies and using energy resources as effectively as possible. In my position as full professor for energy economics at Nuertingen-Geislingen University, I analyze the governance and policy instruments which support this transformation of the energy systems on national, European and global scale.
Within the AGYA community, I enjoy contributing to projects related to the fields of energy policy design and strategy reviews, supporting energy efficiency and renewable energy sources.
I believe the various countries represented in AGYA can mutually learn from each other’s experiences to design good practice solutions for policy instruments and transition strategies, especially in regard to the concepts of smart cities. Developing and evaluating these fields will provide a stimulating learning environment for both, researcher and students. It will also trigger international exchanges, which I would like to promote as well.
|2019 - today||Visiting Researcher at the Institute for European Policies, Vrije Universiteit Brussels, Belgium|
|2013 - today||Professor of Economics, Faculty of Economics and Law, Nuertingen-Geislingen University, Stuttgart, Germany|
|2013 - today||Scientific advisor and consultant for various institutions (e.g. European Commission, German Parliament, Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy, GIZ)|
|2009 - 2013||Seconded National Expert, European Commission, Brussels, Belgium|
|2008 - 2009||First Embassy Secretary, German Permanent Mission to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and International Energy Agency (IEA), Federal Foreign Office, Paris, France|
|2004 - 2013||Deputy Head of Unit, German Ministry of Economics and Energy, Berlin, Germany|
|2001 - 2004||Research Analyst in Economics, German Advisory Council on Global Change to the Federal Government (WBGU), Berlin, Germany|
|2000||United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), Industrial Policies and Research Branch, Section ‘Investment Promotion and Institutional Capacity-Building’, Vienna, Austria|
- AGYA Publications
- Smart City Design Differences: Insights from Decision-Makers in Germany and the Middle East/North-Africa Region.
- Multiple Benefits through Smart Home Energy Management Solutions — A Simulation-Based Case Study of a Single-Family-House in Algeria and Germany
- Commercial Technologies for Advanced Light Control in Smart Building Energy Management Systems: A Comparative Study
- My Commitment to AGYA
- Active Member of the AGYA Steering Committee
On a personal note
Must read in my discipline:
Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahnemann
Transit by Anna Seghers
The scientist from my country you should know: