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Manuel Baumann

Dr. Manuel Baumann

Scientific staff
Research area Innovation processes and impacts of technology
Room: 314
Phone: +49 721 608-23215
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Institut für Technikfolgenabschätzung und Systemanalyse (ITAS)
Postfach 3640
76021 Karlsruhe

Current positions

Fields of work

  • System Analysis of mobile and stationary electrochemical storage systems
  • Description and modeling of real condition requirements on energy storage systems
  • Creation of techno-economic scenarios for energy storage systems
  • Tools for systems analysis and for decision making support (LCA, LCC, MCDA)


2012 - 2017 PhD-program on Technology Assessment at the Nova Universidade de Lisboa (UNL) and KIT/ITAS, Title of thesis “Battery storage ystems as balancing option in intermittent renewable energy systems – A transdisciplinary approach under the frame of Constructive Technology Assessment” (Unanimity)
2009 - 2011 Masters degree in “Energie- und Umweltmanagement” (Energy- and environmental management) at the FH Burgenland (University of applied sciences), Pinkafeld, Austria
2005 - 2009 Bachelors degree in European energy economics at the HS Kufstein, Tyrol, Austria
Interim Exchange semesters at the Universidade de Lisboa, Lissabon, Portugal, in 2010/2011; exchange semester at the Universidad Católica de Córdoba, Argentina in 2008/2009

Professional background

since 2012 Member of scientific staff at ITAS
2010 - 2011 Laboratório Nacional de Energia e Geologia (LNEG) – National laboratory of Energy and Geology; internship / research semester at the Faculdade de Ciências da Universidad de Lisboa; Field of investigation: “Technical and economical viability of H2 production by biomass gasification with and without CCS”
2009 Trianel GmbH Aachen; Project development; planning of photovoltaic power plants; projecting support for an offshore wind farm and of anthracite power plants


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Selected publications outside of ITAS

Fournier, G.; Baumann, M.; Seign, R.
Effekte der Netzintegration von Elektrofahrzeugen. BWK das Energie-Fachmagazin (2010), Nr. 10, S. 51-55

Fournier, G.; Seign, R.; Baumann, M.
Elektromobilität: Szenarien zur Integration von Elektrofahrzeugen und erneuerbaren Energien in das Stromversorgungssystem. In: Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek: 31th Scientific Symposium "RECESSION FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF GLOBALIZATION". Osijek (Kroatien) 2010, S. 83-96, ISBN 978-953-253-100-8

Recent publications

Baumann, M.; Peters, J.; Weil, M.
Introduction and recent activities in the field of energy storage and techno-economics. Vortrag auf dem European Energy Research Alliance (EERA) Joint Programm "Energy Storage", Eindhoven, Niederlande, 03.-04.05.2018

Baumann, M.; Peters, J.; Weil, M.
Ökologische und Ökonomische Performance stationärer Li-Ion-Batteriespeicher. In: Vortrag auf dem 15. Symposium Energieinnovation, Graz, Österreich, 14.-16.02.2018 (Hrsg.):

Baumann, M.; Peters, J.; Weil, M.
Ökologische und ökonomische Performance stationärer Li-Ion-Batteriespeicher. Präsentation auf dem 15. Symposium Energieinnovation, Graz, Österreich, 14.-16.02.2018

Baumann, M.; Peters, J.; Weil; M.; Tomasini Montenegro, C.
Sustainability analysis of electrochemical storage for sectoral coupling activities. Vortrag auf dem 4th Scientific SCI Meeting - Integrated Energy, DLR, Stuttgart, 20.-21.09.2018

Baumann, M.; Weil, M.; Moniz, A. Brandão
Socio-technical transitions and sustainability: The energy system, battery storage and transport. Vortrag auf dem FCT UNL-Seminar, Caparica, Portugal, 22.01.2018

Elkadragy, M.; Baumann, M.; Moore, N.; Weil, M.; Lemmertz, N.; Hiller, M.
Contrastive techno-economic analysis concept for off-grid hybrid electricity systems - based on comparative case studies within Canada and Uganda. In: Energynautics GmbH (Hrsg.): Proceedings des 3rd International Hybrid Power Systems Workshop, Teneriffa, Spanien, 08.-09.05.2018. Darmstadt: Energynautics 2018, publ. online

Fournier, G.; Baumann, M.; Gasde, J.; Kilian-Yasin, K.
Innovative mobility in rural areas - The case of the Black Forest. International Journal of Automotive Technology and Management 18(2018)3, S. 247-269, publ. online, DOI:10.1504/IJATM.2018.10013851

Marcelino, C.; Almeida, P.; Wanner, E.; Baumann, M.; Weil, M.; Carvalho, L.; Miranda, V.
Solving security constrained optimal power flow problems: A hybrid evolutionary approach. Applied Intelligence (2018), S. 1-19, publ. online, DOI: 10.1007/s10489-018-1167-5

Marcelino, C.; Baumann, M.; Almeida, P.; Wanner, E.; Weil, M.
A new model for optimization of hybrid microgrids using an evolutionary approach (in Portugiesisch). IEEE Latin America Transactions 16(2018)3, S. 799-805

Minke, C.; Peters, J.; Baumann, M.; Weil, M.
Environmental assessment of vanadium redox flow batteries. Vortrag auf dem 28th Annual Meeting 2018 der SETAC Europe, Rom, Italien, 13.-17.05.2018

List of ITAS publications