Speaker Bio's

Barbara Schlomann studied economics and energy economics at the universities of Freiburg i.Br. and Cologne. In 1987, she joined the Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research (ISI) in Karlsruhe, Germany, where she works as a senior scientist and project manager. From 2008 to 2011, head of business unit Energy Efficiency in the Competence Center Energy Policy and Energy Systems, since 2012 head of business unit Energy Policy in the Competence Center Energy Policy and Energy Markets. She received her PhD from the University of Utrecht, the Netherlands, in 2014. Her current research focus and publications are mainly in the area of national and international energy policy. They comprise the analysis of energy consumption and energy efficiency potentials in all final consumption sectors, the development of energy efficiency indicators and the design and evaluation of energy efficiency policies. Since 2011, she is a member in the Board of the European Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (eceee).

Joachim Schleich is full professor of Energy Economics and head of the Energy Management research team at Grenoble Ecole de Management, France. He is also a senior researcher at Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research in Karlsruhe, Germany. His current research focusses on factors driving adoption of energy efficient technologies in household and organizations and on individual and corporate response to energy policies. (http://en.grenoble-em.com/annuaire/joachim-schleich/).

Professor Lorraine Whitmarsh is an environmental psychologist, specialising in perceptions and behaviour in relation to climate change, energy and transport, based in the School of Psychology, Cardiff University. She is Director of the new ESRC-funded UK Centre for Climate Change and Social Transformations (CAST). She regularly advises governmental and other organisations on low-carbon behaviour change and climate change communication. Her research projects have included studies of energy efficiency behaviours, waste reduction and carrier bag reuse, perceptions of smart technologies and electric vehicles, low-carbon lifestyles, and responses to climate change. 

Jeremy Sung is a Policy Analyst in the IEA’s Energy Efficiency Division where he contributes to energy efficiency policy analysis across the agency. Prior to joining the IEA, he worked as an energy efficiency and climate change analyst in London, Hanoi, and within the Australian Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency in Canberra. He holds degrees from the University of Sydney and the London School of Economics.

Dr. Andreas Müller is an energy economist and a senior researcher and project manager at Energy Economics Group at the Vienna University of Technology. His current research area are modelling of energy efficiency and renewable energy supply in district heating systems and the built environment, including the spatially explicit representation (mapping) of energy demand in buildings. He has extensive international experience in modelling policy instruments and assisting governments and other public institutions in policy development fostering energy performance of buildings.

Heike Brugger as a senior researcher and project manager at the Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI. Her research interests include the design and evaluation of energy and climate change policies, particularly in the field of energy efficiency and digitalization, as well as the modeling of the development of energy consumption in private households.

Heike Brugger studied politics and public administration as well as mathematics and physics at the University of Konstanz, Germany. From 2014 to 2015 she was a visiting research scholar at the School of Governance and Public Policy at the University of Arizona (Tucson, USA). In 2017 she obtained her Phd from the University of Konstanz in the Department of Politics and Public Administration with her work focusing on the local energy transition in Germany and the relevance of policy networks therein.

Dir.ir. Emile Chappin is an associate professor at TU Delft, Energy and Industry section of the Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management and a senior research fellow at the Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Energy and Environment. He graduated as a complex systems engineer and obtained his PhD ”Simulating Energy Transitions” from TU Delft. He specializes in agent-based modelling, with a focus on sustainability, carbon and renewables policies, energy markets, and adaptation to climate change. Emile focuses on the perspective of complex socio-technical systems and uses models and serious games to enable the support of policy interventions.

Matthias Pfaff has an MA in economics and international relations (University of St Andrews, Scotland), MA in environmental sciences (Columbia University, New York City), PhD in economics (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany). Since 2013 researcher at Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI, Karlsruhe, Germany. Research interests include economy-wide material flow modeling and impact assessment of environmental technologies.