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Wolfgang Weimer-Jehle

Spokesperson for the Research Area Method Development
Center for Interdisciplinary Risk and Innovation Studies


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Wolfgang Weimer-Jehle is a physicist and works in the fields of energy demand, energy supply and energy systems, climate change and climate protection, sustainability, scenario methodology and method research for qualitative system analysis. One focal point is methodological research on Cross-Impact Balance analysis (CIB)

Selected Publications:

Weimer-Jehle Wolfgang, Vögele Stefan, Hauser Wolfgang, Kosow Hannah, Poganietz Witold-Roger, Prehofer Sigrid (2020): Socio-technical energy scenarios: state-of-the-art and CIB-based approaches. Climatic Change.

Pregger Thomas, Naegler Tobias, Weimer-Jehle Wolfgang, Prehofer Sigrid, Hauser Wolfgang (2019): Moving towards socio-technical scenarios of the German energy transition - lessons learned from integrated energy scenario building. Climatic Change.

Weimer-Jehle Wolfgang, Buchgeister Jens, Hauser Wolfgang, Kosow Hannah, Naegler Tobias, Poganietz Witold-Roger, Pregger Thomas, Prehofer Sigrid, von Recklinghausen Andreas, Schippl Jens, Vögele Stefan (2016): Context scenarios and their usage for the construction of socio-technical energy scenarios. Energy 111, 956–970. DOI: 10.1016/

Weimer-Jehle Wolfgang, Deuschle Jürgen, Rehaag Regine (2012): Familial and societal causes of juvenile obesity - a qualitative model on obesity development and prevention in socially disadvantaged children and adolescents. Journal of Public Health, 20(2), 111-124.

Weimer-Jehle Wolfgang (2006): Cross-Impact Balances: A System-Theoretical Approach to Cross-Impact Analysis. Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 73:4, 334-361.


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Wolfgang Weimer-Jehle received his PhD in synergy in 1989. He worked as a safety analyst and project manager in an engineering consultancy from 1990 to 1992 and as a project manager from 1992 to 2003. From 1999 he was employed as deputy divisional director at the Academy of Technology Assessment. From 2004 - 2012 he was senior researcher and deputy director of the Interdisciplinary Research Unit on Risk Governance and Sustainable Technology Development (ZIRN). He was appointed as project manager in 2012, as scientific director from 2012 to 2017 and research area spokesman at ZIRIUS in 2016.

The lab is headed by Dr. Wolfgang Weimer-Jehle, who developed the CIB method 2001-2006. Dr. Weimer-Jehle is a physicist, coordinates the research area "method development" at ZIRIUS and advises on internal and external CIB applications and research, especially on questions of data evaluation and method theory. Dr. Weimer-Jehle looks back on an extensive methodological practice, mainly in the field of energy. He is the author of the CIB software ScenarioWizard, for which he conducts training courses and user consultations.

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