Group leader (on leave)
Sophia Becker has held the role of Vice President for Sustainability, Internal Communication, Transfer, and Transdisciplinarity at TU Berlin since 1 April 2022. She is also Professor for Sustainable Mobility and Transdisciplinary Research Methods at TU Berlin and leads the research group Methods of Transformative Policy Advice at the Research Institute for Sustainability (RIFS).
In 2018, she initiated the junior research group EXPERI, which she led from June 2019 to March 2022. Prior to that, she was a mobility researcher (PostDoc) at the RIFS in Potsdam (2017-2019). She studied psychology in Münster and Paris and earned her doctorate under Prof. Dr Ortwin Renn, Chair of Sociology of Technology and Environment at the University of Stuttgart (2013-2017). Her dissertation on rebound behaviour in car-based mobility was published by Springer VS Verlag in the series Studien zur Mobilitäts- und Verkehrsforschung. During her PhD studies she worked as a visiting scholar on carsharing and individual quality of life at the department for Innovative Mobility at the Transportation Sustainability Research Center, University of California Berkeley (2015).
Sophia Becker has lectured on environmental psychology at Leuphana University, Faculty of Sustainability (2012-2014). She has been a member of the scientific advisory board and association of the journal GAIA, Ecological Perspectives for Science and Society since 2018. Sophia Becker's research interests include socio-technical transformation processes, sustainable mobility, individual behaviour change, mobility innovations (cargo bike sharing), and transdisciplinary research methods.