Nathalie Wingartz joins CSE as a Behavioral Research Fellow. She previously was a Student Researcher at Fraunhofer IAO (Institute for Industrial Engineering) in Stuttgart, and before that at Fraunhofer IAT (Institute of Human Factors and Technology Management), also in Stuttgart. She is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Political and Social Research from Stuttgart University. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences from Heinrich Heine University in Duesseldorf, and before that, studied Politics and Law at Westfaelische Wilhelms University in Muenster.
"I am having a great experience here so far, met nice people and got the chance to gain insight into a lot of different projects. Projects and people here are very diverse and come from a lot of different research backgrounds, which helps to get an idea about the variety of research conducted in the field of renewable energy systems. I especially liked our fieldwork in New Mexico, where we conducted face-to-face interviews. Above that I have learned a lot about new interesting research approaches to explore people’s energy usage behavior and attitudes, which will help me to write my master’s thesis when get back to Germany."