Any researcher may become a Research Associate,
- who cooperates with the Institute over a longer period of time,
- who is dedicated to the objectives, values and the identity of the Institute, and who is independent, that is free to give an unbiased opinion.
Lars Dietrich, LL.M., became interested in environmental and energy law during his legal studies at the University of Osnabrück. He focused on the implementation of new and climate protecting energy technologies in the current German and European law. In 2007, he completed his disseration on "CO2 Capture and Storage (CCS) in the German and European Energy and Environmental Law". Since2005, Lars Dietrich is working as a lawyer in Osnabrück. Between October 2001 and October 2002, he compeleted his interdisciplinary master on environmental and energy law at the University of Lüneburg.
Isabel Kühn is an economist and has been working on environmental and energy related questions since the mid-1990ies.
After her studies at the University of Heidelberg and at the Randolph-Macon-Woman's College in Lynchburg, Virginia, she worked as a researcher at the Center for European Economic Research (ZEW) in Mannheim. She managed several EU and national projects on instruments for a successful climate and energy policy.
In 2002, Isabel moved to the private sector, starting as a manager for corporate development at the Watt Deutschland GmbH.
Since 2008, she back in policy analysis as a freelancer and research associate at the arrhenius Institute.