Jan Steinbach is a senior researcher at the Fraunhofer Institute for System and Innovation Research ISI in the department of Energy Policy and Energy Markets since November 2009. He studied at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and the University of Maastricht (the Netherlands). He received a M.Sc. degree (Diplom) in Business Engineering from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and a doctoral degree in Economics (Dr. rer. pol.). He worked as a guest researcher at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in California (USA) from September to December 2012. Since 2015, he is lecturer at the Karlshochschule International University.