Arnulf Grübler first joined the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) in 1976 to work with the Energy Systems Program; between 1979 and 1984 he was affiliated with the Resources and Environment Area. He returned to the Institute in 1986, and is currently working as a senior research scholar in the Transitions to New Technologies Program on a part-time basis. He also holds a part-time appointment as Professor in the field of Energy and Technology at the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies at Yale University, New Haven, USA, teaching every fall semester. His teaching and research focus on the long-term history and future of technology and the environment with emphasis on energy, transport, and communication systems.
Prof. Grübler received his Master's degree in engineering from the Technical University of Vienna, where he was also awarded his Ph.D. He completed his Habilitation (venia legendi in systems science of environment and technology) at the Mining University Leoben, Austria. Since 2002 he has been Professor in the field of Energy and Technology at Yale University, USA and has also been appointed Guest Professor at the Technical University at Graz, Austria. He is also foreign member elect of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences.
Arnulf Grübler has been lead and contributing author for the Second, Third, and Fourth Assessment Reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and is also editor and lead author of the joint IIASA-WEC study on Global Energy Perspectives. He serves on the editorial boards of the journals Technological Forecasting and Social Change and Journal of Industrial Ecology.
He has published widely, being author, co-author, or editor of nine books, three special journal issues, over 60 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters, and over 30 additional professional papers related to modeling of technological change and diffusion, long wave theory, energy and transport systems, climate change, and resource economics. His latest books include Technological Change and the Environment (co-edited with W. Nordhaus and N. Nakicenovic) published by RFF Press in 2002, and Global Energy Perspectives (co-authored with A. McDonald and N. Nakicenovic) and Technology and Global Change, both published 1998 by Cambridge University Press.