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M. Sc. Christian Will

Research fields

Research topics

  • Electric mobility and renewable energies
  • Product differentiation and green power marketing
  • Smart Charging and Demand Response


  • agent-based simulation
  • user studies (SEM, CBC)

A brief overview of the research group can be found here.


Consumer understanding and evaluation of carbon-neutral electric vehicle charging services
Will, C.; Lehmann, N.; Baumgartner, N.; Feurer, S.; Jochem, P.; Fichtner, W.
2022. Applied Energy, 313, Article no: 118799. doi:10.1016/j.apenergy.2022.118799
Simulating Electric Vehicle Diffusion and Charging Activities in France and Germany
Ensslen, A.; Will, C.; Jochem, P.
2019. World electric vehicle journal, 10 (4), Art.-Nr.: 73. doi:10.3390/wevj10040073
Morphological analysis of energy services: Paving the way to quality differentiation in the power sector
Salah, F.; Flath, C. M.; Schuller, A.; Will, C.; Weinhardt, C.
2017. Energy policy, 106, 614–624. doi:10.1016/j.enpol.2017.03.024
Understanding user acceptance factors of electric vehicle smart charging
Will, C.; Schuller, A.
2016. Transportation research / C, 71, 198–214. doi:10.1016/j.trc.2016.07.006
Simulating Electric Vehicle Diffusion and Charging Activities in France and Germany
Ensslen, A.; Will, C.; Jochem, P.
2019. Proceedings of the 32nd Electric Vehicle Symposium (EVS32), Lyon, France, May 19 - 22, 2019
Economic and Sustainability-Potential of Carbon-Neutral Charging Services for Electric Vehicle Customers
Will, C.; Jochem, P.; Pfahl, S.; Fichtner, W.
2017. Proceedings of the 30th International Electric Vehicle Symposium & Exhibition, EVS30, 9th - 11th October 2017
Defining a day-ahead spot market for unbundled time-specific renewable energy certificates
Will, C.; Jochem, P.; Fichtner, W.
2017. 2017 14th International Conference on the European Energy Market (EEM), Dresden, Germany, 6-9 June 2017, Art.Nr.: 17042760, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). doi:10.1109/EEM.2017.7981967
Design of European balancing power markets
Ocker, F.; Braun, S.; Will, C.
2016. 2016 13th International Conference on the European Energy Market (EEM), Porto, Portugal, 6–9 June 2016, Art.Nr. 7521193, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). doi:10.1109/EEM.2016.7521193
Quality of Service Product Differentiation in Smart Grids
Schuller, A.; Salah, F.; Will, C.; Flath, C. M.
2015. Proceedings of the First Karlsruhe Service Summit Workshop - Advances in Service Research, Karlsruhe, Germany, February 2015. Ed.: R. Görlitz, 11–15, KIT Scientific Publishing
Can electric vehicle charging be carbon neutral? Uniting smart charging and renewables
Will, C.; Zimmermann, F.; Ensslen, A.; Fraunholz, C.; Jochem, P.; Keles, D.
2023. Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT). doi:10.5445/IR/1000158369
Innovative Produktdifferenzierung in Smart Grids
Flath, C. M.; Salah, F.; Schuller, A.; Will, C.
2015. Von Smart Grids zu Smart Markets 2015 : zur zukünftigen Wechselwirkung von elektrischem Netz und Energiemarktaktivitäten; Beiträge der ETG-Fachtagung, 25. – 26. März 2015 in Kassel

Curriculum Vitae

10/2017 - 01/2018 Research stay at the Plug-in Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Center (PH&EV) at the Institute for Transportation Studies (ITS), University of California, Davis, USA
Since 12/2015 Doctoral Candidate (external) at the Chair for Energy Economics at the Institute for Industrial Production (IIP), Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and at the Daimler AG
2009 - 2015 Bachelor und Master degree in Industrial Engineering and Management at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)