Wilfried Konrad


Work Package Co-Manager, WP4

Wilfried Konrad, Dr. phil. (University of Frankfurt, Germany) works as senior researcher at DIALOGIK non-profit institute for communication and cooperation research (Stuttgart, Germany). He carries out research on energy-related issues such as smart grid, CCS, acceptance of energy technologies, or energy use at home. Previously, Konrad was a researcher and project leader at the Institute for Social Research (IfS) in Frankfurt (Germany) and at the Institute for Ecological Economy Research (IÖW) in Heidelberg (Germany).
Konrad’s interest in the history of nuclear energy and society originates from his research in the context of the German “Energiewende” which included the investigation of the social acceptance of nuclear power in comparison to other energy technologies.
Within HoNESt, Konrad co-manages WP4 “Understanding perceptions and mechanisms for societal engagement”. He contributes to the social science research, focusing on the interrogation of the historical data and country studies from a societal perspective.

Relevant Publications

Konrad, Wilfried 2015. Making sense of sustainability, energy policies and citizen’s related domestic behaviour. A case study in Germany. In Papers. Revista de Sociología 100: 453-476. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5565/rev/papers.2230.
Scheer, Dirk; Konrad, Wilfried; Class, Holger; Kissinger, Alexander; Knopf, Stefan; Noack, Vera 2015. Expert involvement in science development: (re-)evaluation of an early screening tool for carbon storage site characterization. In: International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control 37: 228-236. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijggc.2015.03.023.
Scheer, Dirk; Konrad, Wilfried; Scheel, Oliver 2013. Public evaluation of electricity technologies and future low-carbon portfolios in Germany and the USA. In: Energy, Sustainability and Society 3:8. DOI: 10.1186/2192-0567-3-8.