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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


Workshop: Advancing Life Cycle Assessment for Responsible Research and Innovation. Karlsruhe, 2014

Co-organization of “EERA/SmILES’ workshop on Hybrid Energy and Energy Storage Systems”, 14-15 November 2018, EERA AISBL office, Rue du Namur 72, Brussels

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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.; 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

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

Baumann, M.
A brief overview of techno-environmental issues related to hybrid energy and energy storage systems. Vortrag auf dem 3rd EERA-SmILES Workshop on Hybrid Energy and Energy Storage Systems, Brüssel, Belgien, 14.-15.11.2018

Baumann, M.
Battery storage systems as balancing option in intermittent renewable energy systems. A transdisciplinary approach under the frame of constructive technology assessment (Dissertation). Lissabon, Portugal: Universidade Nova de Lisboa 2018

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.): 2018, publ. online

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

List of ITAS publications