Dr. Diana Süsser is a postdoctoral researcher in the Energy Transition Dynamics group at IASS. Her research focuses on socio-political-technological transitions, energy policy-model interactions and innovations for a sustainable energy transition. In the EU project "Sustainable Energy Transition Laboratory", Diana deals with requirements on and the design of future energy system models, with a focus on the integration of social aspects. In addition to her work at the IASS, Diana Süsser is a Talking Climate Trainer and Participatory Grantmaking Panel Member at EIT Climate-KIC.
Before joining IASS, Diana was a fellow at the Israel Public Policy Institute, where she did research on effective policy design to support innovations in green technologies. Previously, she worked for the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) within the climate innovation project „Towards an <2° economy" and was an associated researcher in the Integrative Geography at the University of Hamburg. Diana studied environmental sciences at the University of Oldenburg and Kingston University London, and holds a M.Sc. in climate science from the University of Hamburg. Diana completed her doctorate at the University of Hamburg on social and geographic aspects of a local energy transition, while working as researcher in the project Regional Climate Change (REKLIM) at the Helmholtz-Zentrum in Geesthacht.