Thorid Wagenblast

PhD candidate


Thorid Wagenblast is a PhD candidate at the Department of Multi-Actor Systems, Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management, at the Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands. She holds a master’s degree in Engineering and Policy Analysis (awarded Cum Laude) from the Delft University of Technology. In her master thesis, she built an agent-based model to study the interactions between household adaptation, policies, and social networks.

Within the Center for Social complexity of Climate Change Thorid works on the interplay between climate change adaptation, social tipping points, and policy making. More particularly, her idea is to develop an agent-based model in which policies change endogenously from within the model, adapting to changes in the environment and processes within society. Eventually, she aims to provide insights in how to achieve transformations in climate change adaptation before experiencing catastrophes.

In her free time, she enjoys spending time in the outdoors and enjoys the proximity of the sea. In case of “bad” weather, she spends time in museums and cooking, preferably with friends.


Behavioral Data20%
Agent Based Modeling80%


2020 - 2022
MSc Engineering and Policy Analysis, cum laude - Delft University of Technology
Bilateral student exchange - Universidad de La Serena, Chile
2016 - 2020
BSc Mechanical Engineering - Technical University Dresden, Germany