The overarching question imparting urgency to this exploration is: Can U.S.-Russian contention in cyberspace cause the two nuclear superpowers to stumble into war? In considering this question we were constantly reminded of recent comments by a prominent U.S. arms control expert: At least as dangerous as the risk of an actual cyberattack, he observed, is cyber operations’ “blurring of the line between peace and war.” Or, as Nye wrote, “in the cyber realm, the difference between a weapon and a non-weapon may come down to a single line of code, or simply the intent of a computer program’s user.”
Leonie is a Predoctoral Research Fellow at the Belfer Center’s Environment and Natural Resources Program (ENRP), investigating green hydrogen value chains. More specifically, she analyzes the influence of large-scale green hydrogen adoption on the dynamics of its industrial applications. In her work, she focuses on the iron and steel industry, as one of the green hydrogen’s promising applications, and studies the geopolitical and market implications of countries upgrading to green steel.
Currently, Schoeller is pursuing her MSc in Management, Technology, and Economics at ETH Zurich. In her master’s, she specializes in low carbon technologies and energy science. At the beginning of her studies at ETH, she joined Prof. Volker Hofmann’s “Sustainability and Technology” (SusTec) group as a tutee and student assistant. She did her bachelors in industrial engineering at the University of Bayreuth, where she graduated in the top ten percent. She wrote her Bachelor thesis, “AI in Manufacturing - Bridging the Gap between Algorithms and Business Potential,” in collaboration with the Fraunhofer Research Centre for Applied Information Technology. Moreover, she graduated from the summer school program “Machine Learning in Practice” at Peking University.
Next to her academic work, she gained work experiences in product and project management as well as consultancy, centering around green hydrogen, decarbonization, and sustainability topics.