Our Team

 

We get involved, think out of the box and team up with you to find out how we can make your company fit for the future. This results in sound recommendations for action and approaches to solutions.

Our team of dedicated scientific consultants covers a broad field of competencies for advising foundations, companies, associations, city administrations and politics. We model and conduct research. We answer questions and provide advice on topics such as climate protection, mobility of the future, economic change and transport and energy technology. The future of mobility is our core competence.

Cornelia Emmerich

Scientific Consultant
Legal Specialist

Marcel Streif

Scientific Consultant
Transport Modeller

Tatjana Griffith

Team Assistent
Organisation Expert

Cornelia Emmerich

Scientific Consultant
Legal Specialist

Cornelia Emmerich LL.M. (LLS) is working at M-Five (staff #4) since October 2016 starting in April 2021 primarily as a legal expert. She studied law in the metropolitan area Erlangen Nuremberg where she finished her education (legal clerkship) with the 2. state examination. The focus was on international Private and European Law. Subsequently, she worked as a lawyer (partly also as a syndic at an SME) and in parallel completed a master at the Loyola Law School, Bologna in American and international (Trade-) Law.


Main areas of work:

  • Monitoring of the (legal) implementation of mobility strategy measures

Cornelia is the expert for legal issues.

 

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Marcel Streif

Scientific Consultant
Transport Modeller

Marcel Streif completed his bachelor’s degree in transportation system management at Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences from 2015 to 2019. Directly afterwards, he transferred to the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology for his master’s degree. He is expected to successfully complete the Mobility and Infrastructure degree program before the end of 2021. After internships at the city of Heidelberg in strategic traffic planning and a position as working student at M-Five, he became part of the M-Five Team in March 2021.

In his studies, he placed particular emphasis on deepening his knowledge of traffic planning and modelling. He was also able to gain experience in this area in his two final theses. In his bachelor’s thesis, he modelled traffic choices in Offenburg. In his master’s thesis he was able to extend his experience by building a 4-step-traffic-model for the city of Ettlingen.


Main areas of work:

  • Transport planning / modelling and Mobility
  • International rail transport (TEN-T, RFC)
  • Geographic information system
  • Data analysis

Marcel Streif has extensive experience with various topic-specific software. He also has insights and experience in various transport planning processes. He has a quick grasp and excels in systematic problem solving.

 

 

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Tatjana Griffith

Team Assistent
Organisation Expert

Tatjana Griffith has been with M-Five GmbH Mobility, Futures, Innovation, Economics in Karlsruhe since December 2019. Before she joined the team of M-Five, she worked as an administrative assistant to the head of internal services and in accounting at the Fraunhofer Institute ISI in Karlsruhe. She spent more than ten years in the United States where she gained interesting insights into the American business world.

 

Main areas of work:

  • Travel arrangements
  • Purchasing
  • Budget monitoring
  • Event management

Mrs. Griffith is an expert in the organisation of internal and external events. She regularly volunteers in her community and in the parish of St. Hedwig, Karlsruhe.

 

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Max Kleemann

Scientific Advisor
Sustainability Expert

Julian Emmerich

IT Specialist
Software Developer

Ines Haug

Scientific Consultant
Data Analyst

Max Kleemann

Scientific Advisor
Sustainability Expert

Max Kleemann has been a scientist and modeller at M-FIVE since January 2020. From November 2014 to September 2019 Max served as senior policy analyst and modeller at the Millennium Institute, including project coordination. There, he consulted several African governments on development planning for reaching the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) using simulation-based policy impact assessments as well as providing related capacity building on System Dynamics (SD) modelling.
He also worked as a freelance modeller, consultant and university lecturer. These projects utilized qualitative Group Model Building, Causal Loop Diagrams, Group simulation games and Interactive learning games.

From 2017 to 2018 Max was a research fellow at the University of Freiburg where he focussed on the model-based conceptualization of markets as networks incl. the diffusion of sustainability innovations as social dilemmas (according to Elinor Ostrom’s Institutional Analysis Framework).

In 2012 he completed his M.Phil. in SD modelling, from the Universities of Bergen, Norway and Nijmegen, the Netherlands. His studies focussed on interdisciplinary model-based policy design, model-based socio-economic planning and Group Model Building. From 2007 until 2010 he worked as a consultant for Sustainable A.G., Munich (Germany) on climate protection, emissions trading, greenhouse gas reduction projects in developing countries as well as Corporate Social Responsibility strategy.

In 2009 Max completed his M.Sc. Sustainable Resource Management at the Technical University of Munich (Germany). In 2005 he completed his studies of geography at the University of Bremen (Germany) with a focus on physical geography, ecology and conservation (incl. a year abroad at the University of Umeå, Sweden) but also incl. teacher studies.

 

Main areas of work:

  • System Dynamics Modelling
  • Local climate protection strategies
  • Sustainability transformation of (commercial) vehicle fleets
  • Project Acquisition

Max Kleemann is an expert in system dynamics modeling including its participatory form of group model building. He also has a wide range of knowledge on a wide variety of sustainability issues. He has extensive experience in both consulting and academia, as well as capacity building on the above topics.
Max volunteers as one of the initiators and as the leader of the sustainability transformation working group of the German Society for System Dynamics.

 

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Julian Emmerich

IT Specialist
Software Developer

Julian Emmerich (M.Sc.) has been working as IT administrator and software engineer for M-Five GmbH Mobility, Futures, Innovation, Economics since January 2020.
At M-Five, Julian ensures a smooth workflow on the IT side and is always looking for innovative solutions to further optimize the collaboration of his colleagues.
In addition to the technical infrastructure, he maintains several databases and develops the corresponding software to be able to use them according to the requirement.
Julian studied electrical engineering and information technology at the Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences.

 

Main areas of work:

  • IT-Administration
  • Database development
  • Software development – and maintenance

 

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Ines Haug

Scientific Consultant
Data Analyst

Ines Haug (M.Sc. Economics) has been working as a scientific consultant for M-Five GmbH Mobility, Futures, Innovation, Economics in Karlsruhe since May 2021.  Previously, she completed her master’s degree in Economics at the University of Hohenheim with a focus on public economics and econometrics, as well as her bachelor’s degree in Economics and Business Administration. During her studies, Ines already gained practical experience in the fields of climate policy, future transportation and data analysis.

Main areas of work:

  • Transformation of the automotive industry
  • Macroeconomic analyses

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Dr. Wolfgang Schade

Scientific Director
Economist, PhD

Meike Stich

Economic Consultant
Modeller

Simon Mader

Mobility Expert
Cycling Specialist
Parental leave

Dr. Wolfgang Schade

Scientific Director
Economist, PhD

Wolfgang Schade, Dr. rer. Pol, has been scientific director, founder and managing director of M-Five GmbH Mobility, Futures, Innovation, Economics in Karlsruhe since May 2015. He has been visiting professor for European policy analysis at the College of Europe in Bruges, Belgium, for the three academic years from 2015 to 2018.

Wolfgang Schade studied industrial engineering with a specialization in traffic engineering as well as urban development and regional planning at the University of Karlsruhe (now KIT), after which he completed his doctorate as an economist on the macroeconomic effects of European transport policy at the Institute for Economic Policy and Economic Research (IWW), also at KIT.

From 1997 to 2004 Wolfgang researched and lectured at KIT in the field of economic evaluation and sustainable transport policy. He worked on research projects in sustainable mobility on behalf of the OECD and the Federal Environment Agency (EST, Environmentally Sustainable Transport). In 2001 he was temporarily delegated to the European Commission, Institute for Prospective Technological Studies (IPTS) in Seville, as a national expert. There he was involved in technology foresight and employment studies for the target year 2020.

From 2008 to the beginning of 2015 Wolfgang was head of the business unit Transportation Systems at the Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research (Fraunhofer ISI) in Karlsruhe, where he had already been researching as a scientist and project manager since 2005. He coordinated several projects on energy transformation in transport (e.g. TRIAS, iTREN-2030) and European climate policy in transport (e.g. GHG-TransPoRD) and was deeply involved in the development and evaluation of the EU climate strategy for the climate summit in Copenhagen (e.g. ADAM, MATISSE).

He focuses on transport policy, innovation systems of the different transport modes, qualitative and quantitative scenarios of future mobility and for climate protection, macroeconomic analyses as well as strategy consulting for policy makers and companies. In recent years he has managed and worked on numerous projects on these topics for national ministries, the European Commission, the European Parliament and the German Bundestag, as well as for companies and associations in the mobility sector. Since 2015, he has been one of the coordinators of the scientific support to the Federal Government’s Mobility and Fuel Strategy (MKS) and is responsible for the strategic and holistic analyses in the MKS consortium.

 

Main areas of work:

  • Climate policy and transport
  • Scenarios of future mobility and social development
  • Innovation and technology diffusion
  • Macroeconomic analyses
  • New mobility services
  • Transformation of the automotive industry
  • Strategy analysis and consulting

 

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Meike Stich

Economic Consultant
Modeller

Meike Stich (M.Sc. Economics) has been working as an economist and modeller for M-Five GmbH Mobility, Futures, Innovation and Economics in Karlsruhe since February 2019. As part of M-Five’s economic team, Meike evaluates economic relationships and circumstances in the field of mobility, climate protection, energy transition, investment and financial markets.

Before Meike joined the M-Five research team, she has been working as a consultant and project assistant for the German-Chinese energy and climate partnership at the Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH in Beijing, PR China. She obtained a master’s degree from the University of Konstanz, Germany, and from the University of Nottingham, UK.

 

Key areas of work:

  • Economic impact analysis of sustainable mobility, transport and climate policies, investment and innovation
  • System Dynamics Modelling for further development of the ASTRA model in the German and European context

 

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Simon Mader

Mobility Expert
Cycling Specialist
Parental leave

Simon Mader completed his bachelor’s degree in social sciences in Geneva and Cologne, with semesters in Magdeburg, Neuchâtel and Granada. Immediately afterwards, he completed a master’s degree in sustainable mobility in Dijon and Besançon. After internships at GIZ and in Transport Planning in 2015, Simon joined M-Five as the first employee (Personnel # 2).

With his foreign language skills and eight years of specialisation in sustainable mobility, Simon Mader takes care of the linguistic and scientific quality of national and international projects such as the study on the employment effects of sustainable mobility in Germany, CNC and RFC studies and the evaluation of the European Commission‘s White Paper on Transport.

 

Key areas of work:

  • International transport (TEN-T, RFC)
  • Environmental association with a focus on cycling

 

Simon Mader is a passionate reference manager (zotero) and networker, collector of communication training and advocate of open source solutions (linux) and company cooking and dining.
Simon Mader runs the following website: responsible-mobilities.info

 

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Daniel Berthold

Economic Consultant
Policy Analyst

Dr. Christian Scherf

Scientific Consultant
Sociologist, PhD

Daniel Berthold

Economic Consultant
Policy Analyst

Daniel Berthold has been working as an economic consultant at M-Five Mobility, Futures, Innovation, Economics since summer 2017. He studied economics and Southeast Asian studies in Singapore (BA with Honours) as well as international economics and governance in Bayreuth (MA). Before joining M-Five, Daniel worked at the Vietnam Institute of Economics and Lufthansa Cargo.

 

Main areas of work:

  • Innovation and technology
  • Transport policy
  • ASTRA modelling

 

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Dr. Christian Scherf

Scientific Consultant
Sociologist, PhD

Christian Scherf (Dr. phil.) has been a scientific consultant at M-Five GmbH Mobility, Futures, Innovation, Economics in Karlsruhe since July 2018. He studied sociology and transportation at the Technical University of Berlin. From 2009 to 2018 Christian worked at the Innovation Centre for Mobility and Societal Change (InnoZ) in Berlin and at the Social Science Research Centre Berlin.

He researches and advises on the topics of new mobility offers, data analysis and social effects of transport. In his PhD thesis he examined the opportunities and challenges of joint offers between public transport and other mobility service providers using the example of smart cards.

 

Main areas of work:

  • Integrated mobility services
  • Data analyses
  • Socio-economic effects of transport

 

Dr. Christian Scherf has extensive experience in working on multi-partner projects in mobility research. He is an expert in public transport and interactions with mobility services such as bike and car sharing.

 

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