Max Grünig is a Senior Fellow and joined Ecologic Institute in 2007. His research focuses on the transformation of the transport and energy sectors, as well as urban sustainability and resilient cities. Within Ecologic Institute, he coordinates the European Union (EU) research activities, in particular for the 7th Framework Programme (FP7) and for Horizon 2020. Max Grünig is a native speaker of German, is fluent in English and French, and has a basic knowledge of Russian, Japanese, and Icelandic.
Max Grünig is coordinating the FP7 research project Post Carbon Cities of Tomorrow (POCACITO). His research in energy and transportation covers both technological and behavioral aspects, including: smart grids, smart home technology, electric mobility, car labeling and sustainable urban mobility.
In 2004, Max Grünig received his degree in economics from the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (HU Berlin, Germany). The main focus of his studies was natural resource economics and auction theory.
Max Grünig has lived and worked in Germany, the United States, Iceland, and Japan. He is a founding member of the European Institute for Sustainable Transport (EURIST) and a member of the Consumer Research Network run by the German Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection (BMJV).