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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 external publications

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.; Marcelino, C.
Economic and ecological assessment of stationary batteries using different energy to power ratios. Posterpräsentation auf der 13th International Conference on Society & Materials (SAM13), Pisa, Italien, 20.-21.05.2019

Baumann, M.; Weil, M.; Peters, J.
Challenges for the evaluation of storage technologies - Use case for batteries. Vortrag auf dem 3. Jahrestreffen Forschungsnetzwerk Energiesystemanalyse, E.ON Research Center Aachen, 23.-24.05.2019

Baumann, M.; Weil, M.; Peters, J.
Multikriterielle Bewertung von elektrochemischen Energiespeichertechnologien. Vortrag auf dem Workshop "Prospektive multidimensionale Bewertung von Energietechnologien", Oldenburg, 18.-19.02.2019

Baumann, M.; Weil, M.; Peters, J.; Chibeles-Martins, N.; Moniz, A. Brandão
A review of multi-criteria decision making approaches for evaluating energy storage systems for grid applications. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 107(2019), S. 516-534, DOI: 10.1016/j.rser.2019.02.016

Junne, T.; Cao, K.-K.; Baumann, M.; Weil, M.
Integration von Lebenszyklusdaten von Batterietechnologien in die Energiesystemmodellierung. Vortrag auf dem 3. Forschungsnetzwerk Energiesystemanalyse, E.ON Research Center Aachen, 23.-24.05.2019

Marcelino, C.; Baumann, M.; Carvalho, L.; Chibeles-Martins, N.; Weil, M.; Almeida, P.; Wanner, E.
A combined optimisation and decision-making approach for battery-supported HMGS. Journal of the Operational Research Society (JORS) (2019), S. 1, publ. online, DOI: 10.1080/01605682.2019.1582590

Marcelino, C.; Pedreira, C.; Baumann, M.; Weil, M.; Wanner, E.; Almeida, P.
A viability study of renewables and energy storage systems using multicriteria decision making and an evolutionary approach. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) 11411(2019), S. 655-668, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-12598-1_52

Peters, J.; Abdelbaky, M.; Baumann, M.; Weil, M.
Environmental assessment of hard carbon anode materials for sodium-ion-batteries. Posterpräsentation auf der 13th International Conference on Society & Materials (SAM13), Pisa, Italien, 20.-21.05.2019

Peters, J.; Emmerich, P.; Baumann, M.; Weil, M.
Recycling of batteries - Environmental benefits and limits under a global circular economy perspective. Vortrag auf der International Society of Industrial Ecology Conference (ISIE SEM 2019), Berlin, 12.-15.05.2019

Peters, J.; Mohr, M.; Baumann, M.; Weil, M.
Design for recyclability - Challenges, limits & needs for action on the way towards a circular battery economy. Vortrag auf der 13th International Conference on Society & Materials (SAM13), Pisa, Italien, 20.-21.05.2019

List of ITAS publications