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Fabian Wagner

CDAT Dean and Principal Research Scholar

Capacity Development and Academic Training Unit

Principal Research Scholar

Pollution Management Research Group

Energy, Climate, and Environment

Principal Research Scholar

Transformative Institutional and Social Solutions Research Group

Energy, Climate, and Environment


Fabian Wagner is the Dean for Capacity Development and Academic Training (CDAT) at IIASA, and a principal research scholar in the Energy, Climate, and Environment (ECE) Program. In addition to being associate faculty both at the Complexity Science Hub and the Technical University in Vienna, he is also Editor-in-Chief of the journal Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change (Springer Nature). Wagner is experienced in science policy, strategic planning, and research evaluation, and serves in a variety of advisory roles with national and international organizations.

Between the years of 2014 and 2016, Wagner was the Gerhard R. Andlinger '52 Professor for Energy and the Environment at Princeton University's Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment, and the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs. Before joining IIASA in 2004, he was a researcher with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) located at the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) in Hayama, Japan. Prior to that, he was a postdoc with the International Energy Analysis Group at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL).

Wagner received both his PhD (theoretical physics) and two master's degrees (mathematics, history and philosophy of science) from Cambridge University, UK. In 1998, he won the J.T. Knight's Prize in mathematics from Cambridge University.

Last update: 16 JUN 2023


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