Institute for Technology Assessment and  Systems Analysis (ITAS)
Max Roßmann

Maximilian Roßmann, M.A.

  • Institut für Technikfolgenabschätzung und Systemanalyse (ITAS)
    Postfach 3640
    76021 Karlsruhe

Fields of work

  • Analysis of imagined futures and their influence on present technology development in the contexts of bioeconomy, scalable 3D printing, and radioactive waste.
  • Practice and theory of models and narratives at the interface of science, policy and society.
  • Philosophy and sociology of science and technology, empirical social research, systems theory

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Professional background

2008 - 2009 Evonik Industries, in Hanau-Wolfgang, Business area: R&D, Health & Nutrition, Methionine (Internship: Process engineering and control)
2008 - 2012 B.Sc. in Chemical Technology at Mannheim University of applied sciences. Thesis: “Reduction reactions in the fixed-bed gasification of biomass”
2010 - 2011 Universidade Estadual Paulista in Rio Claro, São Paulo, Brazil, Instituto de Geociências e Ciencias Exatas (Internship: Environmental and radiochemistry)
2011 - 2012 Fraunhofer Institute for solar energy systems (ISE) in Freiburg, Business area: Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology (thesis and graduate assistant)
2012 - 2014 Munich Center for Technology in Society (MCTS), TU München (graduate assistant)
2012 - 2015 M.A. in Philosophy of Science and Technology at TU München. Thesis: “Legitimation and Public Participation - Theoretical Foundation by the Example of the Expansion of the Power Grid”
since 2017 Doctoral student and member of scientific staff at ITAS


Book Chapters
Rösch, C.; Roßmann, M.
Mikroalgen statt Fleisch und Soja – die Ernährung der Zukunft?.
2020. Bioökonomie nachhaltig gestalten. Hrsg.: W. Konrad, 343–364, VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften. doi:10.1007/978-3-658-29433-5_13
Roßmann, M.; Stratmann, M.; Rötzer, N.; Schäfer, P.; Schmidt, M.
Comparability of LCAs - Review and Discussion of the Application Purpose.
2020. Progress in Life Cycle Assessment 2019. Eds.: Stefan Albrecht, Matthias Fischer, Philip Leistner, Liselotte Schebeck, 213–225, Springer. doi:10.1007/978-3-030-50519-6_15
Baliga, A.; Roßmann, M.
Democratic Legitimation or Naturalized Evolution? How Prototyping Urban Futures Risks Democratic Participation of Urban Stakeholders.
2020. Locating and Timing Matters: Significance and agency of STS in emerging worlds (EASST/4S 2020), Online, August 18–21, 2020 
Roßmann, M.
Visions as Make-believe: How Models and Narratives Represent Sociotechnical Futures.
2020. Locating and Timing Matters: Significance and agency of STS in emerging worlds (EASST/4S 2020), Online, August 18–21, 2020 
Roßmann, M.; Berg, M.; Bräuer, P.
Narrative im Standortauswahlverfahren.
2020. TRANSENS Arbeitstreffen (2020), Karlsruhe, Germany, November 2–4, 2020 
Journal Article Reviews
Dobroć, P.; Roßmann, M.; Lösch, A.
Visions as socio-epistemic practices: Foundation and application in Technology Assessment.
2019. Technology, Innovation and Society for visitors of the Baumann Moscow State Technical University (2019), Karlsruhe, Germany, January 23, 2019 
Lösch, A.; Hausstein, A.; Roßmann, M.; Schneider, C.
Report Vision Assessment Studie.
2019. Coordinating Committee Meeting 3DMM20 (2019), Karlsruhe, Germany, September 12, 2019 
Lösch, A.; Hausstein, A.; Roßmann, M.; Schneider, C.
Vision Assessment on the societal implications of scalable 3D printing.
2019. Feedbackdialog des Projekts Vision Assessment des skalierbaren 3D Drucks im Exzellenzcluster 3D Matter Made to Order (2019), Heidelberg, Germany, July 18, 2019 
Stratmann, M.; Schäfer, P.; Rötzer, N.; Roßmann, M.
Vergleichbarkeit von LCAs - Review und Diskussion des Anwendungszwecks.
2019. Ökobilanzwerkstatt (2019), Stuttgart, Germany, September 17–19, 2019 
Book Chapters
Roßmann, M.; Hafner, T.
Sustainable risk management in technics, robotics ad cyber-security: An introduction.
2018. Sustainable Risk Management. Ed.: P.A. Wilderer, 199–207, Springer International Publishing 
Journal Articles
Rösch, C.; Roßmann, M.; Weickert, S.
Microalgae for integrated food and fuel production.
2018. Global change biology / Bioenergy, 11 (SI, 1), 326–334. doi:10.1111/gcbb.12579
Rösch, C.; Roßmann, M.
Key narratives on microalgae for food production.
2018. Congress FOOD 2030: Towards Sustainable Agri-Food Systems, Stuttgart-Hohenheim, September 5-6, 2018 
Rösch, C.; Roßmann, M.
Transdisciplinary development of narratives on algae-based food.
2018. 8th International Conference on Algal Biomass, Biofuels and Bioproducts, Seattle, WA, June 11-13, 2018 
Rösch, C.; Roßmann, M.
Wandel in der Ernährung: Visionen der Nahrungsmittelproduktion aus Mikroalgen.
2018. Workshop “Bioökonomie nachhaltig gestalten”, Universität Hohenheim (2018), Stuttgart, Germany, February 28, 2018 
Roßmann, M.
Narrative self-reference and the assessment of knowledge. Part of PhD project on computational narratives in bioeconomy (Max Roßmann) 26.09.2018.
2018. The Role of the Future in Economic and Political Sociology. Joint PhD Seminar of Sciences Po (2018), Cologne, Germany, September 24–26, 2018 
Roßmann, M.
Computational narratives - philosophical reflections on Jupyter notebook.
2018. Gulaschprogrammiernacht (GPN), Karlsruhe, 10.-13.Mai 2018 
Roßmann, M.; Grünke, P.
Models, narratives and the assessment of knowledge.
2018. OZSW Graduate Conference in Theoretical Philosophy, Amsterdam, NL, January 9-11, 2018 
Roßmann, M.; Rösch, C.
The interplay of data-models and narratives: Visions of an algae-based nutritium?.
2018. 4th Post-Normal Science Symposium (PNS 2018), Barcelona, Spain, November 15–17, 2018 
Roßmann, M.; Rösch, C.
Projects in bioeconomic research: Visions of an algae-based nutrition.
2018. Workshop for Product Development, Stuttgart-Hohenheim, March 13, 2018 
Roßmann, M.; Rösch, C.
Key-narratives of microalgae nutrition.
2018. 4. Statusseminar des Forschungsprogramms Bioökonomie Baden-Württemberg (2019), Stuttgart-Hohenheim, January 8, 2019 
Roßmann, M.; Rösch, C.
Key-narratives of microalgae nutrition. A public Delphi-survey in Germany.
2018. 4th Post-Normal Science Symposium (PNS 2018), Barcelona, Spain, November 15–17, 2018 
Book Chapters
Roßmann, M.; Hafner, T.
Sustainable risk management concerning technics, robotics and cyber-systems: An introduction.
2017. Sustainable Risk Management. Strategies for Sustainability. Ed.: P. Wilderer, 199–207, Springer. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-66233-6_18
Roßmann, M.
Post-narrative assessment?.
2017. ‘Post-truth’ and a crisis of trust? : Perspectives from Post-Normal Science and Extended Citizen Participation, Tübingen, September 25-26, 2017 
Roßmann, M.; Rösch, C.
Scenarios for the application of microalgae as food.
2017. Meeting of the Research Area Microalgae, University of Hohenheim, April 27, 2017 
Roßmann, M.; Rösch, C.
Guiding images, visions and narrative scenarios of an algae-based nutrition.
2017. 2nd International Bioeconomy Congress, Stuttgart-Hohenheim, September 12-13, 2017