Arnulf Grubler (Grübler) first joined IIASA in 1976 to work with the Energy Systems Program and currently works as a Senior Research Scholar and Acting Program Director of the Transitions to New Technologies Program. He also holds a part-time appointment as Professor in the Field of Energy and Technology at the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies at Yale University, New Haven, USA. His teaching and research focuses on the long-term history and future of technology and the environment with emphasis on energy, transport, and communication systems.
Prof. Grubler received his master's degree in engineering from the Technical University of Vienna, where he was also awarded his PhD. He completed his Habilitation (venia legendi in systems science of environment and technology) at the Mining University Leoben, Austria. He is also foreign member elect of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences.
Prof. Grubler has been serving as Lead and Contributing Author and as Review Editor for the Second, Third, Fourth, and Fifth Assessment Reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC, co-recipient of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize). He was also Convening Lead and Coordinating Author for three knowledge modules of the Global Energy Assessment completed in 2012. He currently serves on the editorial boards of Carbon Management and Journal of Industrial Ecology.
He has published widely as author, coauthor, or editor of twelve books, three special journal issues, over 100 peer reviewed articles and book chapters, and over 30 additional professional papers in the domains of (modeling of) technological change and diffusion, long wave theory, historical transitions in energy and transport systems, long-term future scenarios, energy technology innovation systems and policy, climate change, and resource economics.
Examples of his latest publications include the book Energizing Sustainable Cities: Assessing Urban Energy, (edited together with David Fisk), Earthscan, 2013; and two major review articles on energy technology innovations systems and innovation portfolio biases: "The Energy Technology Innovation System", Annual Review of Environment and Resources 2012, 37:137-162 (with K. Sims Gallagher, L. Kuhl, G. Nemet, and C. Wilson); and "Marginalization of End-use Technologies in Energy Innovation for Climate Protection". Nature Climate Change, Vol. 2, 26 October 2012:780-788.