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Dr Philipp C Verpoort

PhD MSc BSc Physics

Natural scientist | Climate-mitigation researcher | Deliberation & sortition advocate

I am an academic research scientist at the Potsdam Institute for Climate-Impact Research (PIK) on the sustainable energy transition. My research focus is on hydrogen, e-fuels, and energy-intensive industrial goods (steel, chemicals, etc). I am analysing global trade patterns and industrial relocation using the REMIND Integrated Assessment Model and bottom-up techno-economic analysis.

I am a physicist, mathematician, and computer scientist by training and previously completed my PhD in Physics at the University of Cambridge. While a member of the Theory of Condensed Matter (TCM) group there, I studied various phenomena in deep neural networks as well as low-temperature solid-state systems. More details can be found on my profile page on the TCM website.

In my extracurricular activities, I promote practices of rational and evidence-based policy making, not least through the use of sortition and deliberation. I am an Associate of the Sortition Foundation, where I currently advise the German parliament on the recruitment process and related statistical aspects for its planned citizens' assembly on the future of food.