Dr. Lukas Schmidt is a manager at EWI and is responsible for the development of energy market models. His responsibilities include the acquisition, operation and execution of projects for clients from industry and the public sector. Primarily, he deals with the development of European energy markets and European Emissions Trading. He advised, among others, the Ministry of Economics, Innovation, Digitalization and Energy of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia on cost-efficient sector coupling. Furthermore, he conducted numerous projects for industrial clients on energy market developments and their strategic implications. Dr. Lukas Schmidt earned his doctorate at EWI with the thesis “Market Designs for Emission Reduction – Interplay of Carbon and Power Markets”. Before joining the EWI, Lukas Schmidt studied mechanical engineering and management at RWTH Aachen University and Aalto University, Helsinki.