Maximilian Happach is currently working as a research assistant at the Institute for Diversity Studies in Engineering at the University of Stuttgart. In his PhD thesis in the Cluster of Excellence "Simulation Technology" of the University of Stuttgart, he deals with system dynamics simulation models of new and renewable energy technologies and their impact on decision-making at institutional and management level. Previously, Maximilian Happach completed the European Erasmus Mundus programme "European Master in System Dynamics (EMSD) "at the Universities of Bergen (Norway), Palermo (Italy) and Nijmegen (Netherlands).He is currently a Board Member for the Information Economy of the German Society for System Dynamics e.V. and Representative of the Special Interest Group "Energy" of the System Dynamics Society. He is a reviewer for the magazines EURO - Journal on Decision Processes and Systems Research and Behavioural Science.