Christoph Meinrenken (headshot)Christoph J. Meinrenken, PhD
Associate Professor of Practice, Faculty Of Professional Studies
Principal Investigator, Columbia Climate School
Affiliate, Data Science Institute
Columbia University

PhD, Physics (Max Planck Institute & University of Heidelberg)
M.Sc.Eng. (Princeton University)
Bachelor’s, double major in Physics and Mathematics (University of Heidelberg)


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    Projects | Please see full list at bottom of Bio & Projects

    Curriculum Vitae | Public version of my Full CV


§  Affiliate Data Science Institute

§  Co-chair, Columbia University Seminar on Complexity Science, Modeling, and Sustainability

§  Member American Physical Society

§  Member International Society for Industrial Ecology

    Awards & recognitions

§  Guggenheim Merit Scholarship for studies at Princeton University (1994 - 1995)

§  Scholar of the German Academic Scholarship Foundation ("Studienstiftung") (1992 - 1996)

§  Fellow, Max Planck Society, full stipend to pursue Ph.D. studies and research (1998 - 2001)

§  Finalist, Verizon Powerful Answers, 30 out of 1,400 global applicants (2013)

§  Visiting Scholar, American Academy in Rome (2016 - 2017)

    Select media mentions

§  Harvard Business Review A New Algorithm for Fast Carbon Footprinting

§  World Economic Forum Net-Zero Challenge: The supply chain opportunity

§  New York Times The City That Never Sleeps Is Waking Up Later

§  NPR Summer Heat Amid the Pandemic Raises Concerns About More Blackouts and Brownouts

§  Wall Street Journal Online Shopping: How to Beat the System

§  Archinect "Indoor City" installation explores dissolving spatial boundaries in an era of climate change

§  Sustainable Brands The World’s First Data Visualization of Product Carbon Footprints

§  Washington Post What does it mean for a hotel to be carbon neutral?

§  Washington Post For a sweltering petrostate, a ‘carbon neutral’ World Cup is a challenge