Dr. Dawud Ansari is a researcher at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs, working on the geopolitics of the hydrogen transition. Furthermore, he is the director of the “Energy Access and Development Program” (EADP) - an NGO and think-tank pushing for sustainable development in the Middle East - a visiting researcher at the German Institute for Economic Research, and an independent consultant. Dawud has more than eight years of experience in university teaching (from prep year to Ph.D. programs) and is an adjunct faculty member at the Berlin Institute of Technology. Dawud holds a Ph.D. from HU Berlin after previously studying at TU Berlin (best of his years), HU Berlin, and Johns Hopkins University.
As part of applied research projects for national and international bodies, he examines interdisciplinary issues related to energy resources, sustainable development, and the Middle East. This includes, in particular, analyses of current market developments, long-term trends in energy systems as well as political structures and technological progress. Dawud’s research uses operations research, game theory, simulations, econometrics, case studies, and structured analytic techniques.