Adrian Odenweller

Doctoral Researcher

Current highlight

New paper in Nature Energy on the market ramp-up of electrolysis for green hydrogen production. We show that green hydrogen suffers from short-term scarcity and long-term uncertainty if it grows as fast as wind and solar power have done, the growth-rate champions of the energy transition. These issues could be overcome by unconventionally high growth rates, experienced for certain technologies under specific circumstances in the past.

Also see: Guest Post in Carbon Brief using the new IEA Hydrogen Projects Database 2022 and summary in New Ground.


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Work in progress / under review

  • A. Odenweller, F. Ueckerdt (in review): The green hydrogen ambition and implementation gap. Preprint.
  • Y. Simsek, P. Vercoulen, A. Ball-Burack, Femke J. M. M. Nijsse, A. Odenweller, J.-F. Mercure (in progress): FTT:Power 2.0: A global simulation model of power technology diffusion with learning-by-doing and renewables integration.


  • J. Biehl et al. (incl. A. Odenweller) (2023): Wicked facets of the German energy transition – examples from the electricity, heating, transport, and industry sectors. International Journal of Sustainable Energy,
  • C. Gong, F. Ueckerdt, R. Pietzcker, A. Odenweller, W.-P. Schill, M. Kittel, G. Luderer (2023): Bidirectional coupling of the long-term integrated assessment model REgional Model of INvestments and Development (REMIND) v3.0.0 with the hourly power sector model Dispatch and Investment Evaluation Tool with Endogenous Renewables (DIETER) v1.0.2. Geoscientific Model Development,
  • A. Odenweller, F. Ueckerdt, G. F. Nemet, M. Jensterle, G. Luderer (2022): Probabilistic feasibility space of scaling up green hydrogen supply. Nature Energy,
  • A. Odenweller (2022): Climate mitigation under S-shaped energy technology diffusion: Leveraging synergies of optimisation and simulation models. Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 178, 121568.
  • L. Baumstark et al. (incl. A. Odenweller) (2021): REMIND2.1: transformation and innovation dynamics of the energy-economic system within climate and sustainability limits. Geoscientific Model Development, 14, 6571–6603.
  • A. Odenweller & R. V. Donner (2020): Disentangling synchrony from serial dependency in paired-event time series. Physical Review E, 101(5), 052213.

Policy paper

Short CV

  • Since 09/2020: Doctoral researcher, RD3, PIK, Germany.
  • 11/2022 - 12/2022: Visiting researcher, Melbourne Climate Futures, University of Melbourne, Australia.
  • 06/2020 - 07/2020: Research Associate, Research Unit Sustainability & Global Change (FNU), University of Hamburg, Germany.
  • 10/2017 - 04/2020: M.Sc. Integrated Climate System Sciences, Cluster of Excellence CLICCS, University of Hamburg, Germany.
  • 01/2018 - 03/2020: Research assistant, Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, Department: The Land in the Earth System, Global Vegetation Modelling Group, Hamburg, Germany.
  • 10/2018-01/2019: Visiting researcher, Cambridge Centre for Environment, Energy and Natural Resource Governance (C-EENRG), University of Cambridge, UK.
  • 2017: Trainee, Macroeconomic Statistics Division, European Central Bank, Frankfurt, Germany.
  • 2012 - 2017: B.Sc. Physics, University of Cologne, Germany. Thesis written at PIK.
  • 2012 - 2016: B.Sc. Economics, University of Cologne, Germany.
  • 2014: Semester abroad, Corvinus University Budapest, Hungary.
  • 2011 - 2012: Enrolled in MEng Civil Engineering, University College London (UCL), UK.


Working Group


Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)
P.O. Box 60 12 03
14412 Potsdam


Ariadne (BMBF funded Kopernikus Projekt)