DBU-Graduate College 'Socio-Environmental- Questions of Energy Transitions'
As of November 2019, the German Federal Environmental Foundation (Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt - DBU) announced the creation of a new, interdisciplinary doctoral college  on challenging phenomena in the context of the energy transition. The idea builds on a previous DBU-funded horizon scan , which focused on identifying environmentally and socially sound approaches for wind energy development in Germany.
The creative, open space of a remote doctoral college is intended to facilitate discourse on the socio-environmental challenges of the energy transition. At the same time, the consciously moderated and organizationally supported college is consistently capable of vocalizing ideas, in a transdisciplinary and largely comprehensible manner, while being permanently receptive to new input.
|Sara Baumann|| How can we
develop a loss-reduced and robust interconnection of perovskite
silicone tandem solar cells? |
|Julian Jüchter|| How can we
derive information about inflowing wind fields from spatially averaged
wind energy turbine data? |
|Leonard Missbach|| How would climate protection instruments in
countries of the global South affect the competitiveness of industrial
|Christian Nauck|| How can we
develop and apply machine learning with graph neural networks for
interactive analyses of power systems? |
|Adrian Odenweller|| What is the role of sectoral coupling in achieving
the EU greenhouse gas reduction targets? How can sector coupling best
support a 100% renewable energy system? |
|Steffen Otterbach|| How can
we develop new and recyclable organic semiconductor materials that
increase the efficiency of solar cells and improve the stability of
existing materials? |
|Franziska Riedel|| What is the contribution of corporate climate
strategies to decarbonization of Germany by 2050? |
|Ruben Stemmle|| What
energetic and ecological contribution can the supply of heat and cold
through underground storage make to the energy transition in
|Jessica Weber|| How can an MCA model be developed to achieve
expansion of wind energy in the search for sites and take into account
the Sustainable Development Goals? |
|Mathias Zech||With which
methods can we support planning, evaluation and decision-making under
uncertainty in stochastic energy
A first overview of disciplines, research subjects and questions, as well as methods and the emerging research network, are provided by the DBU Doctoral College-Maps .
Kick-off event 'Bringing a breath of fresh air with creative minds'
"Not only input, but impact"
In the opening event of the DBU-Doctoral College "Socio-environmental Questions of Energy Transitions" on September 16, 2020, research fellows presented their research projects on the "wicked problems" of the energy transition.