Oliver Lösch studied physics at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm (KTH). He graduated as a physicist in 2010. Since June 2012, he has been working for IREES as a research associate and project manager in the Energy Policy and Technologies business unit. He has headed this business unit since 2018. Oliver Lösch worked for several years as an external employee for the BMU’s Climate Protection Policy Division; he has extensive knowledge of environmental policy, in particular energy, climate and resource protection policy. He is an expert in energy and emissions-intensive production processes, particularly in Germany’s primary industries, and their decarbonisation technologies. Oliver Lösch manages extensive consulting and research projects. Through his project activities, he is involved in the development of national climate protection strategies and programmes, among other things. While working, he obtained a Master’s degree in “Sustainability” at Harvard University in 2021 with a Master’s thesis on the cost-optimised production of green steel.