Sebastian Hermann, M.Sc. in Renewable Energy Systems is a PhD Student at ECS on the topic of Energy Systems Analysis, with a special focus investigating the relationships between Climate, Land-Use, Energy and Water (CLEW).
Researcher - CLEWs
The underlying research project is focused on developing an integrated energy and resource planning model. The model will visualize the relationships between Climate, Land-Use, Energy and Water (CLEW) in different geographical settings and shall serve as a tool for energy policy analysis and assist policy makers to evaluate (national and regional) energy strategies. The CLEW model will illustrates tradeoffs associated with interventions aimed at meeting development goals (specifically energy, food, and water supply) and their resultant impact on the climate and environment.
Part of the research will be focused on the development of case studies for different geographical locations. These case studies shall investigate CLEW interdependencies with the aim to show the applicability of an integrated CLEW model under different pre-conditions (e.g. different economic development stages, different patterns of land-use and different climatic conditions).
The theoretical background for the research will be an extensive investigation of existing climate, land-use, water, and energy models and with the aim to systematize their approaches and to find options for integration.
Sebastian Hermann joined the Energy and Climate Studies Group in March 2011. He holds a M.Sc. in Renewable Energy Systems and a B.Sc. in Environmental and Resource Management.
Before joining KTH, Sebastian worked as Associate Expert at the Energy and Climate Change Branch of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) in Vienna, Austria. Activities at UNIDO included technical project evaluation in the field of renewable energy and climate change, as well as scientific research on energy systems and their effects on social and economic development and the environment. Besides working for UNIDO, Sebastian gained valuable practical experience during his assignments with the German Energy Agency as well as with the German Technical Cooperation Agency (GTZ) in different developing countries.