Friederike Ahrens is a doctoral candidate at the department of media studies at the University of Cologne (Germany) and a collegiate at the a.r.t.e.s. Graduate School for the Humanities Cologne. She did her undergraduate studies in literary, cultural and media studies at the Universities of Dortmund, Dusseldorf, Vienna (Austria) and Nantes (France). She received a Diploma in Media and Cultural Studies at the University of Dusseldorf and the University of Nantes. Her current research focuses on the Gaia theory in film studies and STS, ecocinema, ecofeminist STS and new materialism.
Chiara Certomà is Assistant Professor in political-economic geography at the University of Turin; and Research Affiliate at the Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies - Pisa and the Centre for Sustainable Development at Ghent University.
Nicki Lisa Cole, PhD is an American sociologist with expertise in consumer culture and global supply chains, with a particular focus on the production and consumption of electronics, sustainable and ethical production and consumption, and fair trade systems. She has worked at universities and research organisations in California, England and Austria. Nicki’s focus while a Fellow at IAS-STS is on publication and funding acquisition.
Rachan Daimary is a doctoral candidate in Centre for Studies in Science, Technology and Innovation Policy (CSSTIP) at Central University of Gujarat, India. His research focuses on public engagements with conservation science in protected areas for effective wildlife conservation and development. He was awarded an M.Phil. for his dissertation entitle with ‘Public Engagement with Innovations in Informal Settings: A Study of Grassroots Innovation in India’ from Central University of Gujarat.
Johannes Funk, DI has studied Process Engineering and Materials Science at the Technical University Graz and is currently employed by AVL List GmbH as a Development Engineer for fuel cell systems.
Dr. Tanja Kubes is a post-doc researcher in the department of Feminst STS/Gender in STEM and Planning at the Technical University of Berlin, Germany. She graduated in anthropology, sociology, and psychology at LMU Munich and received a Ph.D. in Sociology at the University of Vechta, Germany, for a study on car show hostesses (Fieldwork on High Heels, Bielefeld: Transcript 2018).
Kapil’s career goal is to “provide a leadership role to the world, onto a path of sustainable development”. He is currently a Post Doctoral Researcher in Energy Efficiency at Institute for Environmental Sciences, University of Geneva.
Jacob Park is Associate Professor in the College of Business at Castleton University (Vermont/USA) who specializes in the research and teaching of social and environmental dimensions of innovation, entrepreneurship, and international business, with special expertise/ interests in emerging economies in Asia-Pacific, Africa, and Caribbean regions. He serves as the Associate Editor at the Journal of Social Entrepreneurship and on the editorial boards of Business Strategy and the Environment and Emerald Emerging Market Case Studies.
Helena Solman is a doctoral candidate at the department of Environmental Policy at Wageningen University in the Netherlands. Before starting her PhD, she did her studies in Landscape Architecture and Spatial Planning, and worked for Amsterdam Metropolitan Region Food Council.
David Walwyn is a Professor in the Graduate School of Technology Management at the University of Pretoria. He has a B.Sc. Chemical Engineering from the University of Cape Town and a PhD in Organic Chemistry from the University of Cambridge. His research interests cover sustainability transitions, renewable energy, science and innovation policy, research management and industry localisation.