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Sibel Eker

Research Scholar

Sustainable Service Systems Research Group

Energy, Climate, and Environment


Sibel Eker is a research scholar in the Sustainable Service Systems Research Group of the IIASA Energy, Climate, and Environment Program. Her interdisciplinary research profile combines systems analysis and engineering, decision sciences, and social sciences, and her work brings a systems thinking and uncertainty focus to climate change and sustainability problems with model-based approaches. Complementing her academic experience, she has worked with several stakeholders and policy actors such as the UK Department for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy, the World Bank, the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT)-Climate Knowledge and Innovation Community (KIC), as well as other governmental and private organizations.

Her current research interests center around the drivers and implications of demand-side climate change mitigation, sustainable diets, and co-production of mitigation and sustainability scenarios through simple integrated assessment models.

She is a selected member of the Global Young Academy where she is co-leading the Scientific Excellence Working Group; and an associate editor of the journal, Humanities and Social Sciences Communications. She teaches system dynamics modeling at Nijmegen School of Management, The Netherlands, and in the European Master programme in System Dynamics.

Eker obtained her PhD degree in 2016, from Delft University of Technology in The Netherlands, with a focus on dealing with uncertainties in the Dutch natural gas sector. Prior to joining IIASA, she worked at University College London on integrated decision making in housing, energy, and wellbeing; and at Delft University of Technology on the resilience of the transport network in Bangladesh.

Last update: 17 FEB 2023