Armin Grunwald

Member of the Inaugural Committee for Science Planning 2019-2022


Armin Grunwald’s main working areas include: theory and methodology of technology assessment, ethics of new technology, philosophy of science, concepts of sustainable development, theory and practice of inter- and transdisciplinary research.

Armin Grunwald studied physics at the universities Münster and Cologne. He received the diploma in Physics in 19884, and the PhD in 1987 with a thesis on thermal transport processes in semiconductors at Cologne University. From 1987-1991 he acted as software engineer and systems specialist in a company. From 1991-1995 Armin Grunwald was researcher at the DLR (German Aerospace Center) in the field of technology assessment. In 1996 he was appointed vice director of the European Academy Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler. In 1998 hereceived his habilitation at the faculty of social sciences and philosophy at Marburg University with a study on culturalistic planning theory.

Postal address: Institute for Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis at KIT, Karlstr. 11, 76133 Karlsruhe, Germany. Email:

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