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Adrian Odenweller


Adrian was a visiting graduate student with a broad background in the natural and social sciences and a strong interest in integrated assessment modelling of human-environment interactions for climate policy. Since 2017, he pursues an M.Sc. in Integrated Climate System Sciences at the Cluster of Excellence "Climate, Climatic Change and Society" (CliCCS, formerly CliSAP) at the University of Hamburg. He holds a B.Sc. in Physics (2012-2017) as well as a B.Sc. in Economics (2012-2016), both from the University of Cologne and has also studied at Corvinus University Budapest (2014) and University College London (2011-2012).

Adrian first got into contact with environmental modelling during his Physics Bachelor thesis on complex climate networks with non-linear time series analysis at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK, 2016-2017). After a subsequent traineeship at the Macroeconomic Statistics Division of the European Central Bank (ECB, 2017) in Frankfurt, he gained further experience in earth system modelling as a research assistant at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M, 2018) in Hamburg.

At C-EENRG his research focused on energy modelling of bottom-up technology transitions in FTT:Power as part of the integrated assessment model E3ME-FTT-GENIE. Specifically, he worked on improving the stylised representation of integration challenges and technical grid stability constraints for high shares of intermittent renewable energies. He is widely interested in quantitative energy-economy-environment modelling, complex systems, decision making under uncertainty, technological change and sustainability transition scenarios.