Curriculum vitae

2015
Habilitation in social science based mobility research at faculty of transportation and traffic sciences "Friedrich List" at Technical University of Dresden

since 2013 
Speaker of Leibniz Research Alliance “Energiewende”  

since 2009 
Senior Researcher in Research Group "Science Policy"

since 2007  
Leader of the Project Group “Mobility” and affiliated to "Innovation Centre for Mobility and Societal Change (InnoZ)"   

2000 - 2007  
Deputy Chair of the Academic Council, WZB  

1997  
Cofounder (with Professor Andreas Knie) of the project group on mobility  

1996  
Ph.D. at the Institute of Sociology at the Technical University of Berlin

since 1994  
Research fellow at the Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung  

1993 - 1994  
Research fellow at the Institute of Sociology at the Technical University of Berlin as part of the cooperative project “Technology Development in Organizational Contexts” with the Social Science Research Center Berlin  

1990 - 1992  
Main coordinator in the creation of the Secretariat for Futures Studies (SFZ) in Gelsenkirchen; project manager of “Futures Studies and Company Organization of Knowledge about the Future” (Zukunftsforschung und Organisation von Zukuntswissen in Unternehmen); responsible for press and public relations, particularly for the Zukunftsstudien publication series (Beltz publication company) and WerkstattBerichte (published by the Secretariat for Futures Studies); coeditor of the journal ZUKÜNFTE  

1989  
Scientific responsibilities in work on the project “Futures Studies and Policy” at the Berlin Institute for Futures Studies and Technology Assessment; project manager of the study “Video Communication in Broad Band Networks as a Medium for the Deaf” (Videokommunikation in Breitbandnetzen als Medium für Gehörlose); conceptual preparation for founding the Secretariat for Futures Studies  

1986 - 1988  
Scientific work on the research project “The Berlin Senate’s Innovation-centered Programs for Small Business” (Innovationsorientierte Programme des Berliner Senats für kleine und mittlere Unternehmen); as part of “Berlin Research at the Free University,” the program to develop young scholars; scientific preparation of projects for the Berlin Institute for Futures Studies and Technology Assessment in the areas of ecological management, information and communications technologies, and futures studies  

1979 - 1985  
Diploma (master’s degree) in political science at the Free University of Berlin; minor in economics and law

Research Interests
  • Energy transformation policy
  • Transport research and policy
  • Technology policy
  • Analyses of innovation processes
  • Future studies
Current Projects

Energy and transportation transformation as challenges for social science based research
Active mobility
Leibniz Research Alliance for Energy transformation

 

Completed Research Projects
  • Agenda setting in social science based transportation research
  • Future mobilies in international comparison
  • CashCar
  • Specifications for Sustainable Public Transport
  • Smartbench
  • Intermodi
  • Ring & Ride (a technical pilot project examining how the mobile telephone system can be linked with the ticketing system of the public transport sector)
  • Sustainable infrastructures for “shrinking” regions with a focus ontransportation
Courses

Winter 2017/18
Soziale Aspekte der Mobilität
FH Campus Wien
 

Winter 2010/11
Elektromobilität: Lehrstück für das Versagen des deutschen Innovationssystems?
Institute of Sociology at the Technical University of Berlin (with Andreas Knie)

Sommer 2010
Verkehr in (Mega-)Cities. Herausforderungen zwischen Klimawandel und gesellschaftlicher Teilhabe
Institute of Sociology at the Technical University of Berlin (witht Andreas Knie)

Winter2009/2010
Innovationstheorie und Innovationspraxis. Der Fall "Elektromobilität",
Institute of Sociology at the Technical University of Berlin (with Andreas Knie)

Winter 2007/8
Zukünftige Verkehrspolitik: Eine neue Governance für ein 'abgehängtes Politikfeld?
Dept. of Political and Social Sciences at the Free University Berlin.

Winter 2006/7
Aktuelle Probleme und Konflikte der Verkehrspolitik
Dept. of Political and Social Sciences at the Free University Berlin.

Entrepreneurship in Innovationsnetzwerken,
Institute of Sociology at the Technical University of Berlin (with Andreas Knie)

Winter 2005/6  
"Demographischer Wandel und Gewährleistungsstaat - Staatliche Infrastrukturpolitik zwischen Alterung der Gesellschaft und Globalisierung"
Dept. of Political and Social Sciences at the Free University Berlin. 

„Zukunftsdiskurse: Modernisierung und Identität“
Institute of Sociology at the Technical University of Berlin (with Prof. Dr. Meinolf Dierkes and Dr. Lutz Marz)

Summer 2006  
„Drei Jahrzehnte sozialwissenschaftliche Technikforschung: Bilanz und Ausblick der Technikfolgenforschung - ein Lektürekurs“
Institute of Sociology at the Technical University of Berlin (with Prof. Dr. Meinolf Dierkes and Dr. Lutz Marz)

Miscellaneous
  • In September 2003 the Berliner Mobilitätssalon started as a co-operation of the project group mobility and the Auto Club Europa (ACE).
     
  • Founding member of the cosmobilities network. Founded in 2004, this connects European scientists working in the field of mobility research and is a lively forum for intellectual and academic exchange. It is an interdisciplinary network bringing together state of the art research on different aspects of social, physical, cultural and virtual mobilities.
     
  • Since 2005 teaching in the modul “mobility and society” at the AutoUni of Volkswagen AG.
     
  • Co-editor (with Markus Hesse, Stephan Rammler and Oliver Schöller) of publications on "Mobilität und Gesellschaft" published by LIT Verlag, Münster et al.