Hannes Gaschnig

Hannes Gaschnig

Affiliate Scholar

Hannes Gaschnig is currently supporting the project "Shaping technological change: transparency, dialogue, and participation for social consensus" in the working group "Resilience and performance of the digital infrastructure using the example of 5G" as a scientific advisor at the National Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech). Before that, he worked at the IASS as a research associate in the Energy Transition Dynamics group. As part of the EU project "Sustainable Energy Transition Laboratory" - SENTINEL, he accompanied the development of an open model platform for the European energy transition. He analyzed the factors for the successful use of computer models in policy advice, identified stakeholders' current needs regarding the future energy system, and worked on integrating social aspects in energy models. Prior, he coordinated the work package "Multi-Criteria Assessment" (AP11) in the Kopernikus project "Energy Transition Navigation System" - ENavi. He accompanied the scientific and participatory development, discussion, and application of a multi-dimensional evaluation approach for policy measures in the energy sector. Before joining IASS, he was a research associate at the Konstanz' Institute of Strategic Innovation and Technology Management, where he modeled and analyzed hybrid and sector-coupled energy supply on municipal level for the working group on energy economics. Hannes studied environmental sciences at the University of Koblenz-Landau with an emphasis on socio-economics and environmental management as well as energy technology and environmental engineering at the University of Applied Sciences in Kempten. During his studies, he had been working for the Institute for Ecological Business Management and at the Research Center for Energy Economics in the fields of energy system analysis and climate accounting.