Leonie Wenz

2016 Ph.D. / Dr. rer. nat. (summa cum laude)
on Climate Change Impacts in an Increasingly Connected World
at Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)
and University of Potsdam (Faculty of Science)
2012 M. Sc. in Mathematics (grade: very good)
Bachelor's and master's courses in mathematics (majors) and psychology (minors)
at Philipps University in Marburg, Germany
2007 High School Graduation / Abitur (grade: 1.0; valedictorian)
02 - 05/2015 Visiting Scientist at University of California at Berkeley
at the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics
with Prof. Dr. Maximilian Auffhammer
Since 2012 Fellow at Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change (MCC)
research group Climate & Development
with Dr. Jan Steckel and Prof. Dr. Ottmar Edenhofer
Since 2012 Researcher at Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)
research group Global Adaptation Strategies
with Prof. Dr. Anders Levermann
Grants & Honors
Europe & Global Challenges Research Grant (Volkswagen Foundation)
with Columbia University, UC Berkeley and the University of Sydney
on the Impact of intensified weather extremes on Europe's economy
Ciriacy-Wantrup Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (UC Berkeley)
Appointment as Postdoctoral Researcher
at the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics
11/2017 Leibniz Dissertation Award (Leibniz Association)
Prizewinner 2017 in Category Natural and Technical Sciences
08/2017 6th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting in Economic Sciences
Selected for participation as young economist
05/2017 Dissertation Prize (Society of Friends & Promoters of PIK)
Prize for best Ph.D. thesis at PIK in 2016
2015 Research Scholarship (German Academic Exchange Service)
Scholarship for research stay at UC Berkeley
2013 -2016 Graduate Scholarship (German Environmental Foundation)
Scholarship for dissertation project

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