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Dipl.-Phys. Torsten Fleischer

Head of research area
Research area Innovation processes and impacts of technology
Room: 318
Phone: +49 721 608-24571
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Institut für Technikfolgenabschätzung und Systemanalyse (ITAS)
Postfach 3640
76021 Karlsruhe

Education

University studies of physics in Berlin; German university degree "Diplom" 1990.

Entry at ITAS, fields of work

 

1991 - 1995

Scientific staff  member in the Department of Applied Systems Analysis (AFAS) that later became the Institute for   Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis (ITAS) of Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe (FZK)

1995 - 2000

Scientific staff  member at the Office of Technology Assessment at the German Bundestag (TAB) Bonn / Berlin.

since 2000

Scientific staff  member at the Institute for Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis (ITAS) of Karlsruhe    Institute of Technology (KIT)

Main interests: Technology assessments of nanotechnology and new materials as well as in the fields of energy and transportation; interactions between technological and societal changes; governance of innovation processes

Recent projects and responsibilities

  • Head of the research area "Innovation processes and impacts of technology"
  • Coordinator of the project group "Nanotechnology"
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  • myCopter - Enabling Technologies for Personal Aerial Vehicles
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  • Global Ethics in Science and Technology (GEST)
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  • Citizens' dialogue on future technologies
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  • Eco-Efficient Transport Futures for Europe
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  • Contribution to the risk governance of particulate nanomaterials by evidence mapping of their potential health risks
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  • Technology Options in Urban Transport: Changing paradigms and promising innovation strategies
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  • Helmholtz Alliance ENERGY-TRANS: Future infrastructures for meeting energy demands. Towards sustainability and social compatibility

Completed projects (after 2000)

  • Optimal policies for transport in combination (OPTIC)
  • ITA monitoring – identification of new topics for the innovation and technology analysis of the BMBF
  • NanoSafety – Risk Governance of Manufactured Nanoparticless
  • Study about the state of research on the specific use and distribution patterns of sustainable technologies
  • World Wide Views on Global Warming (WWViews) – a World Wide Project on Citizens’ Participation in Climate Policy
  • Knowledge and Technology Transfer in Materials Research – Characteristics and Conditions of Successful Product Innovation (InnoMat)
  • Converging Technologies (CONTECS)
  • Alternative Technology Options for Road and Air Transport
  • Nanotechnology and Health – Technological Options, Risk Assessment and Precautionary Strategies
  • Innovation Strategies for Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) to Reach a "Sustainable Development" in the Transport Sector Comparative Analysis of International Experiences and Interpretation for German Implementation Conditions

Recent publications

Brändle, C.; Lis, A.; Fleischer, T.; Evensen, D.; Mastop, J.
Prerequisites for a social licence to operate in the (shale) gas industries (Project report - SP4 Public perceptions). European Union Horizon 2020 programme 2017, publ. online
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Fleischer, T.
Individueller Luftverkehr in Städten? Vortrag beim BBSR Werkstattgespräch "Smart City und Stadtverkehr: Welchen Zukunftstyp streben wird an?", Berlin, 05.04.2017

Fleischer, T.
Wandel des Systems der Elektrizitätsversorgung: Was Bürger darüber denken und dazu erwarten. In: Schippl, J.; Grunwald, A.; Renn, O. (Hrsg.): Die Energiewende verstehen - orientieren - gestalten. Erkenntnisse aus der Helmholtz-Allianz ENERGY-TRANS. Baden-Baden: Nomos 2017, S. 189-200

Fleischer, T.
Möglichkeitsbedingungen autonomen Fahrens. Oder über die "kleinen" Herausforderungen bei einem Versuch, einen Grand Challenge zu bewältigen. Vortrag: 7. Internationale Konferenz des Netzwerkes Technikfolgenabschätzung (NTA7), Bonn, 16.-18.11.2016

Fleischer, T.
Möglichkeitsbedingungen und Folgen automatisierten Fahrens. Vortrag am TechCenter a-Drive, Workshop "Deep Learning", Karlsruhe, 10.11.2016

Lis, A.; Brändle, C.; Fleischer, T.; Thomas, M.; Evensen, D.; Mastop, J.
Existing European data on public perceptions of shale gas (Project report - SP4 Public perceptions). European Union Horizon 2020 programme 2016, publ. online
Volltext/pdf

Truffer, B.; Schippl, J.; Fleischer, T.
Towards a stronger integration on institutional dynmaics into technology assessment: "Decentring" technology in the case of electric mobility in Germany. Vortrag auf der International Sustainability Transitions Conference 2016, Wuppertal, 06.-09.09.2016

List of publications at ITAS