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Research associate

Fabian Adelt (né Lücke)

Portrait Fabian Adelt © Kay Cepera​/​TU Dortmund

Telephone: (+49)231 755-7447
Fax: (+49)231 755-3293

Appointments by prior arrangement

Sozialforschungsstelle Dortmund

Postal address

Sozialforschungsstelle Dortmund
Fakultät Sozialwissenschaften
Technische Universität Dortmund
Forschungsgebiet Techniksoziologie

Evinger Platz 17
D-44339 Dortmund

Curriculum Vitae

  • since February 2011: Research associate at Technology Studies Group of TU Dortmund
  • January 2011: Diploma in computer science at TU Dortmund University
  • April 2008 until October 2010: Undergraduate assistant at Technology Studies Group of TU Dortmund University
Lectures as research associate
  • seminar "Simulation of artificial social systems" (Master)
  • tutorial for the lecture "Organizational sociology" (Bachelor)
  • lecture substitute "Organizational sociology" (Bachelor)
  • lecture substitute "Introduction to Social Studies of Technology" (Bachelor)
Research projects
  • MoMeEnT – Modeling the socio-technical Multi-level architecture of the Energy system and its Transformation (2019–2022, funded by DFG)
  • KoRiSim – Collaborative Data and Risk Management forFuture Energy Grids –a Simulation Study (2015–2018, funded by BMBF)
  • RisCSim – Mixed modes of governance as a means of risk management in complex systems: an empirical study using computer simulation (2012–2015, funded by FONCSI)
  • "Feedback and interventions for changing end-user behavior in smart grids. An application of the model of frame selection." Social Simulation Conference, Mainz im September 2019 (peer reviewed, with Sebastian Hoffmann)
  • "Modelling the governance of transitions - a simulation experiment on urban transportation", 8th International Sustainability Transitions Conference, Göteborg im Juni 2017 (peer reviewed, with Sebastian Hoffmann)
  • "Modelling the governance of energy transitions", 3rd Energy and Society Conference, Leipzig im September 2016,  (peer reviewed, with Sebastian Hoffmann)
  • "Agent-based modelling of the governance of energy transitions", 7th International Sustainability Transitions Conference, Wuppertal im September 2016,  (peer reviewed, with Sebastian Hoffmann)
  • "An introduction to agent-based modeling - experiences from the SimCo-project", 1st EAEPE - RA[X] Workshop: New Frontiers and Methodological Advances in Cooperation and Network Research, Essen im November 2015, (eingeladener Vortrag, with Sebastian Hoffmann)
  • "Simulating risk management and regime change in large socio-technical systems", Simulating Knowledge Dynamics - Training and Work in Progress. SKIN 4, Neapel im Mai 2015, (peer-reviewed)
  •  "Steuerung komplexer Systeme. Ergebnisse einer soziologischen Simulationsstudie mit SUMO-S", Braunschweiger Verkehrskolloquium (DLR) im April 2014, (eingeladener Vortrag, mit Johannes Weyer)
  • "Sociological theory of action in complex socio-technical system - theory and practice", International workshop: Sociology and Political Science in dialogue on Rational Choice Theory and Applications, Turin im September 2013, (peer reviewed)
  • "Mixed Modes of Governance as a means of Risk Management", NeTWork 2012: Liability and Insurance and their Influence on Safety Management of Industrial Operations and Products, Toulouse im Oktober 2012, (peer reviewed, with Johannes Weyer)

Location & approach

The  Technical University of Dortmund campus is located near the Dortmund West autobahn junction, where the A45  (Frankfurt-Dortmund) crosses the A40 (Ruhrschnellweg B1). The most convenient autobahn exits are found on the A45 in Dortmund-Eichlinghofen (closer to the south campus) and on the B1 / A40 in Dortmund-Dorstfeld (closer to the north campus). The university is signposted at both exits.

The TU Dortmund has its own S-Bahn station ("Dortmund Universität") on the North Campus. From there, the S-Bahn line S1 runs every 20 or 30 minutes to Dortmund’s central station and in the opposite direction to Düsseldorf’s central station via "Bahnhof Düsseldorf Flughafen". This makes the university directly accessible from the cities of Bochum, Essen, Mülheim an der Ruhr and Duisburg. Furthermore, the TU Dortmund may be reached via buslines 445, 447 and 462.
Individual timetable information for public transport is also available on the website of the Rhine-Ruhr Transport Association, and the Dortmund Transport Authority also offers an interactive route network map.

One of the landmarks of the TU is the H-Bahn overhead monorail which connects the two campuses. Line 1 runs every 10 minutes between the stops Dortmund Eichlinghofen and the Technology Center via Campus South and Dortmund Universität S. Line 2 shuttles every 5 minutes between the stops Campus North and Campus South. It covers this distance in two minutes.

To get from the Dortmund airport to the campus, we recommend taking the "Airport Express" to Dortmund's central train station (20 minutes), and then boarding the S-Bahn there.  A wider range of international flight connections is offered by Düsseldorf Airport, about 60 kilometres away, which can be reached directly by S-Bahn from the university station.