Jakob Napiontek
Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)
Potsdam, Germany
Member ID 2043
Member since Oct 04, 2019
Status Active


PhD Student at Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)


I studied physics at Humboldt University in Berlin. During a year abroad at UC Santa Barbara, I was introduced to industrial ecology by Roland Geyer. Back in Germany, I started working as a student assistant for Helga Weisz at PIK and finished my Bachelor's degree with a thesis on "Complex Network Analysis of the International Trade Network".

For my Master's degree, I moved to the Netherlands to join the MSc programme in Industrial Ecology at Leiden University and TU Delft. I finished my Master's with a thesis on "Building Decarbonisation at Scale: Dynamic Stock-Flow Modelling of Pathways Across Germany's 400 districts and cities", supervised by Tomer Fishman.

Currently I'm a PhD student at PIK, working on sub-national modelling of greenhouse gas emissions for Germany, with a focus on residential buildings, co-supervised by Helga Weisz and Felix Creutzig.

I live in Berlin and enjoy swimming and running in my free time.

Research Interests

Dynamic Material-Flow Analysis, Built Environment