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Dr.-Ing. Tino Aboumahboub

Research Domain III: Sustainable Solutions

P.O. Box 60 12 03

14412 Potsdam


Tel.: +49-331-288-2557

Email:   tino.ab (at)


Tino Aboumahboub is a postdoctoral researcher in Research Domain III - Sustainable Solutions. She has studied Physics and Energy Economy. She has a Ph.D. degree in energy economics from the Technical University of Munich and has been a guest researcher at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven and Max-Planck-Institute for Plasma Physics in Garching. She has published a Ph.D. thesis on modeling and optimization of the global electricity generation system with high shares of fluctuating renewable energy sources. As a postdoctoral researcher at PIK, she has worked on the model-implementation and analysis of fragmented climate policy regimes as part of the EU-AMPERE project. Within the EU-LIMITS project, she has then particularly focused on the assessment of cost-optimal, global climate stabilization strategies consistent with the 2°C target through development and application of the integrated assessment model REMIND. Her special focus is laid on the analysis of regional climate-mitigation costs and the impacts of delayed cooperative climate policy action and different burden sharing rules, also the assessment of interactions between climate change mitigation and energy security objectives.


Journal Articles

  • Aboumahboub, T., Luderer, G., Kriegler, E., Leimbach, M. and others (2013): On the regional distribution of climate mitigation costs: the impact of delayed cooperative action, Climate Change Economics.
  • Kriegler, E., Tavoni, M., Aboumahboub, T., Luderer, G. and others (2013): Can we still meet 2°C with global climate action? The LIMITS study on implications of Durban Action Platform scenarios, Climate Change Economics.
  • Tavoni, M., Kriegler, E., Aboumahboub, T., Calvin, K. and others (2013). The distribution of the major economies’ effort in the Durban platform scenarios, Climate Change Economics.
  • Van der Zwaan, B.C.C., Rösler, H., Kober, T., Aboumahboub, T. and others (2013). A cross-model comparison of global long-term technology diffusion under a 2°C climate change control target, Climate Change Economics.
  • Arroyo Currás, T., Bauer, N., Kriegler, E., Schwanitz, J.V., Luderer, G., Aboumahboub, T. and others (2013). Carbon leakage in a fragmented climate regime: the dynamic response of global energy markets, Technological Forecasting & Social Change.
  • Strefler, J., Luderer, G., Aboumahboub, T., Kreigler, E. (2013). Economic impacts of alternative greenhouse gas emission metrics: A model-based assessment, Climatic Change.
  • Aboumahboub, T., Schaber, K., Wagner, U., Hamacher, Th. (2012). On the CO2 emissions of the global electricity supply sector and the influence of renewable power- modeling and optimization, Energy Policy, 42: 297-314.
  • Aboumahboub, T., Schaber, K., Tzscheutschler, P., Hamacher, Th. (2010): Optimal configuration of a renewable-based electricity supply sector, WSEAS Transactions on Power Systems, 05: 120–129.

Conference Proceedings

  • Aboumahboub, T., Schaber, K., Wagner, U., Hamacher, Th. (2011). Long-term CO2 emissions abatement in the power sector and the influence of renewable power, In: Proc. of International Conference on Energy and Sustainability, Alicante, Spain, April 11-13.
  • Aboumahboub, T., Tzscheutschler, P., Kuehne, M., Wagner, U. (2010). Impacts of large-scale integration of wind power on the design and GHG emissions of the global power system, In: Proc. of IEEE International Energy Conference, Manama, Bahrain, December 18-22.
  • Aboumahboub, T., Tzscheutschler, P., Hamacher, Th. (2010). Optimizing world-wide utilization of renewable energy sources in the power sector, In: Proc. of International Conference on Renewable Energy and Power Quality (ICREP'Q10), Granada, Spain, March 22-25.
  • Aboumahboub, T., Schaber, K., Tzscheutschler, P., Hamacher, Th. (2010). Investigating optimal configuration of a prospective renewable-based electricity supply sector, In: Proc. of International Conference on Energy and Environment (EE'10), University of Cambridge, UK, February 23-25. This paper has been selected for the Best Paper Award.

Technical Reports
  • Luderer, G., Leimbach, M., Bauer, N., Kriegler, E., Aboumahboub, T., and others (2013). Description of the REMIND Model (Version 1.5).
  • Lemibach, M., Labriet, M., Dietrich, J., Popp, A., Aboumahboub, T., and others (2013). Enhancing Robustness and Model Integration for the Assessment of Global Environmental Change (ERMITAGE) WP7: Macro-economy/energy agriculture link, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research,
  • Kriegler, E., Tavoni, M., Aboumahboub, T., Luderer, G., Calvin, K., van der Zwan, B. (2013). Report on the various mitigation requirements compatible with a global 2-degree target, Results from the LIMITS project, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research. 

  • Aboumahboub, T. (2012): Modeling and Optimization of the Global Electricity Generation System with High Shares of Fluctuating Renewable Energy Sources, Ph.D. Thesis, Institute for Energy Economy and Application Technology, Technical University of Munich.
  • Aboumahboub, T. (2007): Integrated Energy and Air Flow Simulation in Residential Building Systems, Master Thesis, Department of Energy Systems Engineering, Sharif University of Technology.


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