Project Team

Dr. Swantje Gährs

As co-leader of the junior research group SteuerBoard Energie, Swantje Gährs is responsible for the focus on digitalization. She is an expert in the integration of prosumers and decentralized technologies into the energy system and has been researching these topics from a sustainable development perspective since 2013. Her focus in the junior research group is on intelligent networking of decentralized actors for the energy transformation and on the socio-ecological and technical implications.



Dr. Lars Holstenkamp

As co-leader of the junior research group SteuerBoard Energie, Lars Holstenkamp is responsible for the focus on financing. Since 2006, he has focused his research on the financing and governance of sustainable development processes, especially in the energy sector. Within the junior research group, he now focusses on the interaction between the energy and financial systems.

E-mail: holstenkamp@leuphana.de

Further information on the pages of Leuphana Universität Lüneburg: https://www.leuphana.de/en/institutes/insugo/team/lars-holstenkamp.html



Hannes Bluhm

In the junior research group, Hannes Bluhm is doing his doctorate with a focus on digitalization. Since 2018, he has been working on the ecological assessment of products and energy systems at the Institute for Ecological Economy Research (IÖW). In the junior research group, he is conducting research on the holistic environmental assessment of digital, decentralized energy communities. As a doctoral student, he is going to concentrate on the methodological integration and modelling of potential effects on the electricity system.



Jan Wiesenthal (né Knoefel)

As a doctoral student in the junior research group, Jan Wiesenthal is focusing on financing. Within the framework of his doctorate, his focus is in particular on financing and funding options at the local level. For this purpose, he will draw on energy system modelling, among other things. In this way, Jan Wiesenthal is following up on his previous work on prosumers and the technical potential of the decentralized energy system, which he has already been researching since 2017 at the Institute for Ecological Economy Research (IÖW).



Leonie Kütemeyer

In the junior research group, Leonie Kütemeyer is doing her PhD at the ECOLOG Institute with a focus on digitalization. Her academic background is in the field of urban and cultural space research with an emphasis on acceptance and governance issues of socio-ecological transformation processes. In the junior research group, she researches the influence of digitalization on new forms of participatory governance in cities and municipalities. 



Najamul Saqib Memon

Najamul Saqib Memon works at the Leuphana University of Lüneburg on financing. He is a political scientist with a focus on policy field analysis and energy policy. Within the junior research group, he researches the development of the legal framework for the financing of decentralized energy solutions on a cross-country comparative basis.

 

E-mail: najamul.memon@leuphana.de



Marlen Ihm

As an assistant in the junior research group, Marlen Ihm supports the team with organizational tasks in project management and content-related research. Marlen Ihm has many years of experience as a team assistant at the Institute for Ecological Economy Research (IÖW) since 2015.

E-mail: marlen.ihm@ioew.de

Further information on the pages of IÖW: https://www.ioew.de/en/the-ioew/employee-details/marlen-ihm