Areas of expertise
- Mathematical modeling
- Scientific futures studies
- Transformative research and education
- Participatory science communication
- Theory-based method innovation
- Science-art, multi-stakeholder approaches
Ludwig Weh has been a research fellow in the “Futures and Innovation Unit“ (until 5/2023: Professionalizing Knowledge Transfer Processes Unit) at the Fraunhofer Center for International Management and Knowledge Economy IMW since May 2022.
Ludwig Weh has a background in basic biomedical research with advanced education in the fields of applied social sciences and futures studies. He has been focusing on aspects of praxis relevance, participation and democratization of research processes, on transformative research and education as well as on science ethics and knowledge discourse at science-society interfaces.
In a framework of Science, Society and Technology Studies/Technology Assessment, he investigated ethical, legal and social aspects of digitization and AI technology in future work environments. He worked with concrete forms of participation in multiple-stakeholder processes building and applying ecosystem scenarios; based on epistemological premises, he developed an experimental framework for scenario processes in the field of environmental futures.
Most recently, Ludwig Weh has been researching aspects of knowledge management and transfer, as well as roles of researchers in transdisciplinary research, as determining factors for the effectivity and integration of such practice-oriented processes. In this, he is interested in how scientific-theoretically defined terms can translate effectively at the science-society interface, and which methods are suited to support this.