Dr. Wilfried Konrad

Wilfried Konrad

Research associate and project leader


+49 6131 6109  338
konrad [at] dialogik-expert.de

Current projects

Completed projects (selection)

  • HoNESt: History of Nuclear Energy and Society
  • Good Governance Bioeconomy: Bioeconomy as a socio-technical implementation challenge: framework and requirements for "Good Governance"
  • Bioeconomy Dialogue: Concept "Societal Dialogue Bioeconomy"
  • InnoSmart: Participatory shaping of consumer-oriented innovations for smart grids
  • CO2BRIM: Multi-stage and regional-scale characterisation of potential CO2 storage formations with particular focus on brine migration risks – an integrated natural and social science approach
  • PACHELBEL: Policy Addressing Climate Change and Learning about Consumer Behaviour and Everyday Life

Professional focus

  • Qualitative and quantitative social research
  • Energy research and technology assessment
  • Sustainability
  • Participation

Professional experience and qualifications

  • Since 2010 research associate at DIALOGIK
  • 2010–2012 research associate at the Centre for Interdisciplinary Risk and Innovation Studies (ZIRIUS)
  • 1998–2009 research associate at the Institute for Ecological Economy Research (IÖW)
  • 1991–1998 research associate at the Institute of Social Research (IfS)
  • 1996 doctorate at the University of Frankfurt (Germany)
  • 1991 Master of sociology at the University of Frankfurt (Germany)
  • 1984 MBA at the University of Applied Sciences Mainz II (Germany)

Selected publications

  • Scheer, D.; Konrad, W.; Wassermann, S. (2017): The good, the bad, and the ambivalent: A qualitative study of public perceptions towards energy technologies and portfolios in Germany. Energy Policy 100: 89-100.
  • Konrad, W.; Hoffmann, E.; Pissarskoi, E.; Scheer, D.; Trefzer, A. (2017): Das Smart Grid im Privathaushalt. Zur Digitalisierung des Energiesystems aus Verbrauchersicht. InnoSmart-Arbeitsbericht 06. Stuttgart/Berlin: Dialogik/IÖW.
  • Hoffmann, E.; Konrad, W.; Mohaupt, F. (2017): Partizipative Produktentwicklung bei drei Energieversorgungsunternehmen. In: Sommer, Jörg (ed.): Kursbuch Bürgerbeteiligung #2. Berlin: Deutsche Umweltstiftung: 202-219.
  • Konrad, W. (2015): Making sense of sustainability, energy policies and citizen’s related domestic behaviour. A case study in Germany. Papers. Revista de Sociología 100: 453-476.
  • Scheer, D.; Konrad, W.; Renn, O.; Scheel, O. (2014): Energiepolitik unter Strom: Alternativen der Stromerzeugung im Akzeptanztest. München: okeom.