Dipl.Ing. (FH)

Karolin Tampe-Mai

Research Associate
Center for Interdisciplinary Risk and Innovation Studies


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Her research interests include social science applications in the domain of energy efficiency and energy saving, in particular on determinants of sustainable (decision-making) behaviour and the development and evaluation of interventions for the promotion of energy-efficient behaviour (smart meter information systems) and sustainable (multimodal and intermodal) mobility.

Selected Publications:

Matthies, Ellen; Mack, Birgit; Kastner, Ingo; Tampe-Mai, Karolin & Arnold, Annika (2019). Energiewende: So kommen neue Technologien im Alltag an. GAIA-Ecological Perspectives for Science and Society, 28(2), 171-171.

Mack, Birgit; Tampe-Mai, Karolin; Kouros, Jens; Roth, Fred; Taube, Oliver & Diesch, Eugen (2019). Bridging the electricity saving intention-behavior gap: A German field experiment with a smart meter website. Energy Research & Social Science, 53, 34-46.

Mack, Birgit; Tampe-Mai, Karolin (2016): An action theory-based electricity saving web portal for households with an interface to smart meters. In: Utilities Policy 42, S. 51–63. DOI: 10.1016/j.jup.2016.05.003.

Nachreiner, Malte; Mack, Birgit; Matthies, Ellen; Tampe-Mai, Karolin (2015).  An analysis of smart metering information systems: A psychological model of self-regulated behavioural change. Energy Research & Social Science, 9, 85–97 (to the article).

Mack, Birgit; Tampe-Mai, K. (2013). Handlungsunterstützendes Informationskonzept für Smart Meter Feedbacksysteme aus VerbraucherInnensicht – eine explorative Fokusgruppenstudie. Umweltpsychologie, 17 (2), 27-53.

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Karolin Tampe-Mai studied Chemical Engineering at the University of Applied Sciences in Mannheim. Since 2010 she has been working at ZIRIUS (formerly ZIRN) as a research associate, initially on the BMU project “Social, public, economic, and political acceptability of measures facilitating electricity saving and sustainable mobility in private households”. From 2011 – 2016 she researched the development and evaluation of intervention measures to support energy-efficient consumption behaviour (e.g. design of persuasive smart meter interface and web portals) in the research field “User Behaviour and Demand Management” of the Helmholtz Alliance ENERGY-TRANS (www.energy-trans.de). Since October 2016, she has been coordinator of the research area “Behaviour in the Context of Changing Lifestyles and Values ” of the Kopernikus project ENavi – “Navigation System for the Energy Transition”.

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