Geography, Economics and Geology, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms University of Bonn, Germany
Maximilian studied Geography, Economics and Geology at the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms University of Bonn, Germany, and at the University of Bologna, Italy. During his studies he worked as a tutor for applied statistics at the Department of Geography, University of Bonn. His main foci were climate change and climate change adaptation, vulnerability science and risk governance. In cooperation with the Social Policy Analysis & Research Center (SPARC) at the University of Colombo, Sri Lanka, he conducted the research for his diploma thesis “Dealing with Increasing Flood Risk and Vulnerability in Urban Areas in Colombo, Sri Lanka – Challenges for Adaptive Urban Governance” in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
After his internship in 2010, Maximilian worked as a Research Assistant at VARMAP section to co-author the publication “State of the Art der Forschung zur Verwundbarkeit Kritischer Infrastrukturen am Beispiel Strom/Stromausfall” in 2010. As a Research Associate, Maximilian is currently working within the KIBEX project on the vulnerability of critical infrastructure and civil protection to climate change related extreme weather events. He further contributes to the translation of the guideline “Abschätzung der Verwundbarkeit gegenüber Hochwasserereignissen auf kommunaler Ebene”, which has been developed during the INDIKATOREN-Project.