Dr. Monika Culka

  • Doctoral student until 2017
  • resigned
  • Research area Energy - resources, technologies, systems
  • Institut für Technikfolgenabschätzung und Systemanalyse (ITAS)
    Postfach 3640
    76021 Karlsruhe


2013 - 2017 Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Helmholtz Kolleg Energy Scenarios, Funded PhD student of the Institute of Philosophy and ITAS
PhD Dissertation: "Uncertainty in Energy Scenarios"
2009 - 2011 City University London, M.Sc. Energy, Environmental Technology and Economics
M.Sc. Thesis: "Development of an Energy Strategy for Cities and Towns"
2008 Graduate School of Management (PGSM), International Student Exchange Program, Paris, France
2008 Ecole Superieur de Gestion, Summer Program, Paris, France
2006 - 2009 University of Applied Sciences Kufstein, B.A. European Energy Economics
Thesis BA I: "An Analysis of the French Biogas Potential and Future Technologies"
Thesis BA II: "An Economic Analysis of Wind Power in Germany and France"
2004 - 2006 University of Amsterdam, Physics program without obtaining a qualification
2002 - 2004 Technical High School for Glass, Advanced training course "Structural Engineering and Glass Engineering", A-Levels graduation, final project "Energy efficient illumination of voluminous interiors at the example of a chapel"
1997 - 2002 Technical High School for Glass, Kramsach, Tyrol, Austria

Professional background

2011 - 2013 Researcher – University of Stuttgart, Institute for Energy Economics and Rational Use of Energy (IER), Research Area Energy System Modelling (ESA)
Implementation of the Natural Gas Market in the TIMES PanEU Energy System Model
2009 - 2011 Junior Researcher - alpS Center for Climate Change Adaption Technologies, Innsbruck
Energy Strategies for Cities; development of a regional model for energy consumption prognoses
2009 Energy Efficiency Auditor for e5 Communities - Krismer Beratung, Innsbruck
Co-Auditor for the evaluation of Austrian communities for accreditation of e5 Energy Award and the European Energy Award
2009 Internship Sustainable Development - VERDESIS France EdF Energies Nouvelles Biogas Projects in France
2007 - 2009 Assistant - University of Applied Sciences Kufstein
Participation in studies, organization of symposia, translation of scientific documents (English and Dutch), Tutor in Mathematics and Mechanics