Dr. Falko Ueckerdt

Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)

Dr. Falko Ueckerdt

Falko Ueckerdt is a senior scientist at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK). He leads the National Energy Transitions Team and works in national and international research projects with researchers from all over the world, including China, USA, India, Europe and Australia. He conducts energy scenario modeling and techno-economic assessment with a focus on renewable electricity, electrification, hydrogen and e-fuels. He was/is a contributing IPCC author to the Special Report on Renewable Energy Sources and Climate Change Mitigation (2011) and the recent Sixth Assessment Report (2022). In the past, Falko Ueckerdt was a postdoctoral research scholar at the Hanley Sustainability Institute of the University of Dayton, Ohio (2016), worked in energy planning for the International Renewable Energy Agency (2014/2015) and in e-mobility for the Boston Consulting Group (2009). Falko Ueckerdt studied physics at the Humboldt University Berlin and did his PhD at PIK (on renewable system integration) supervised by Ottmar Edenhofer, Bob Brecha and Gunnar Luderer.