Michael Sander is a postdoc at the Research Center Siegen (Germany) since January 2013. Prior to this position he was research fellow at the Forschungszentrum Jülich, Institute for Energy and Climate Research, and a teaching fellow at the University of Trier. Michael holds an MA in political science and public law as well as a Ph.D. from the University of Trier. He published his thesis on transnational actor networks in German- Russian energy relations in April 2012. The thesis was supported with a graduate scholarship from Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation. Michael published in various journals, including Energy Policy.