Max Schönfisch has been working at EWI since 2016, first as a Research Associate and since 2021 as a Senior Research Consultant & Head of Hydrogen Research. His responsibilities include acquiring, planning, and leading applied research and consulting projects. His work focuses on the analysis of the nascent markets for low-carbon hydrogen and hydrogen-based energy carriers, their potential role in decarbonising the energy system and the associated strategic implications. In addition to companies in the energy sector he previously advised, among others, the British Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC). In 2018 and 2019, he was seconded to the International Energy Agency (IEA)’s Directorate of Energy Markets and Security as a consultant. His research focuses on the potential role of hydrogen in global energy markets. Before joining EWI, Max Schönfisch studied Governance and Public Policy at the University of Passau (Germany) as well as Energy Economics at the University of Dundee (United Kingdom).