Jan Christoph Minx
Prof. Jan Christoph Minx, PhD, is head of the MCC working group Applied Sustainability Science and holds the Priestley Chair for Climate Change and Public Policy at the Priestley International Centre for Climate at the University of Leeds. Jan is interested in the role of carbon dioxide removal technologies in climate change mitigation and systematic review methods. In his leisure time he annoys people with Ukuleles.
Prof. Dr. Sabine Fuss leads the MCC working group Sustainable Resource Management and Global Change and is Professor at the Humboldt University of Berlin. She is a Lead Author of the IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C and a member of the Scientific Steering Committee of the Global Carbon Project (GCP), where she leads a research initiative on Negative Emissions (MaGNET).
Gregory Nemet is a Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he teaches courses in international policy analysis, environmental policy, and energy analysis. He is currently working on a book about how solar energy became cheap and how it can serve as a model for accelerating other technologies like negative emissions.
Jens Hartmann is Professor for aquatic geochemistry at the Institute for Geology at the Universität Hamburg and PI of the Cluster of Excellence Climate System Analysis and Prediction (CLISAP).
His working group studies the carbon cycle with one specific focus on Enhanced Weathering and geogenic nutrients. One objective is to understand how different negative emission technologies can be coupled.
Dr. Dominic Lenzi is a post-doctoral researcher in the working group Scientific Assessments, Ethics, and Public Policy (SEP) at MCC. He is a philosopher working on ethical and political issues raised by climate change and the preservation of the global commons. Dominic’s current research focuses upon topics relating to resource rights and global justice, and the ethics of negative emissions.
Felix Creutzig heads the group “Land-use, Infrastructures and Transport” at the Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change (MCC) and is Chair of Sustainability Economics of Human Settlements at Technical University Berlin. Felix lead the text section on bioenergy, also considering BECCS, in the IPCC’ working group III in the AR5. He is skeptical on BECCS, most notably because of its desastrous energy return on investment and land use implications, and currently more interested in exploring and understanding the economics of DACCS. His other interests include low-carbon cities, energy demand, sustainable lifestyles and the political philosophy of global commons.
Max Callaghan is currently pursuing a PhD at the University of Leeds and is a researcher at the Applied Sustainability Science working group of MCC. Max is interested in computational methods for evidence synthesis. He developed the online infrastructure to conduct and manage the systematic review and performed scientometric analysis on the research landsccape of negative emissions.
Pete Smith is Professor of Soils & Global Change at the University of Aberdeen, and is interested in the potential and drawbacks of all land based NETs, but especially soil-based NETs. In real life he loves mucking about in the sea, keeping bees, and punk rock and death metal.
Tarun Khanna is a Doctoral Candidate at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin and also holds a bachelors and masters in Economics from the Delhi School of Economics, India. He is interested in exploring the role of NETs, demand side management and pricing in meeting the climate mitigation goals.
Wagner de Oliveira Garcia
Wagner de Oliveira Garcia is a PhD student at the University of Hamburg and researcher in the geochemistry working group from Prof. Jens Hartmann under the “contextualizing Climate Engineering and Mitigation: Illusion, Complement, or Substitute?” (CEMICS2) project. He has interest in environment, geochemistry, plant nutrition by enhanced weathering and impacts of deploying different methods of carbon sequestration in the environment, especially rock powder and biochar.
Jérôme Hilaire is a post-doctoral researcher in the working group Applied Sustainability Science at MCC and a guest researcher at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK). Jerome is a modeller with expertise in integrated assessment modelling. Jerome is currently developing and applying a variety of qualitative and quantitative research synthesis methods to the topics of coal phase-out and negative emission technologies.
Dr. Gunnar Luderer leads the Global Energy Systems Group at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research. His research interests focus on transformation pathways to near-zero emissions economies, sectoral decarbonization bottlenecks and innovations for overcoming them, and inter-linkages to sustainable development.
Joeri Rogelj is Lecturer in Climate Change and the Environment at the Grantham Institute at Imperial College London and Senior Research Scholar at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis. He is interested in which role NETs can play in achieving ambitious climate targets.
Thorben Amann is a post-doctoral researcher at the Institute for Geology, Universität Hamburg.His research revolves around the carbon cycle with a specific focus on Enhanced Weathering and its interactions with other negative emission technologies
Maria del Mar Zamora
Maria del Mar Zamora is a research fellow in the Sustainable Resource Management and Global Change working group at the Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change. She is interested in environmental behavior in the context of meeting climate goals and sustainable development.
William F. Lamb
Dr. William F. Lamb is a postdoctoral researcher in the working group Applied Sustainability Science at MCC. William is interested in the political economy of low-carbon transitions (including the uptake of carbon dioxide removal technologies) and the role of human well-being in shaping energy demand. He also likes sailing traditional boats.