Fellows

Chen, Catherine | USA

Catherine Chen is a Ph.D. candidate at the John Glenn College of Public Affairs, Ohio State University, USA. With specializations in statistics and economics, she studies the design and responsiveness of energy policies in her dissertation projects. She employs survey experiments to investigate how information framing and psychological interventions affect household energy-efficiency investments and behaviours, and how energy poverty comes into play.

Denielle A. Elliot | Canada

Denielle Elliott is a socio-cultural anthropologist cross appointed to Anthropology and Social Science and the Graduate Program Director of the Science and Technology Studies at York University in Toronto. She is currently working on two research projects: a sensorial ethnography of traumatic brain injuries and a second project that explores the history of Canadian transnational microbiology research.

Goumri, Maël | France

Maël Goumri got a PhD degree in Science and Technology Studies at the Université de Paris. After graduating in Political Science at the university of Paris 8 and Sciences Po Toulouse, His thesis funded by the French Institut de Radioprotection et de Sûreté Nucléaire, dealt with the risk of nuclear severe accident in France and more precisely the way the risk of core meltdown has been treated along the development of nuclear energy.

Jan Balon | Czech Republic

Jan Balon is the head of the department of Science, Technology, and Society Studies of the Czech Academy of Science. He specializes in the study of formative periods in the history of social science. He is the author of 5 books including Sociological Theory (2007), The Society of Our Age (2011), Contemporary Sociological Theory (2011), Sociology in the USA (2011), History of Sociology in the Czech Republic (2017); and the editor of 6 collections. He took part in a number of research projects that looked into various aspects of the institutional development in the academic field (e. g.

Peyerl, Drielli | Brasilia

Drielli Peyerl is a young investigator and lecturer at the Institute of Energy and Environment and the Research Centre for Greenhouse Gas Innovation, University of São Paulo. She graduated in history and geography and completed her master’s degree in territory management at the State University of Ponta Grossa. She has her PhD in sciences at the University of Campinas. She currently coordinates the project Transitions in the History of Energy: Development and New Perspectives on Natural Gas in Brazil, financed by FAPESP.

Pranay Kumar | India

Pranay Kumar is a doctoral candidate at the E.J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers University, USA. With bachelor’s degrees in Electrical Engineering and law, he graduated in City and Regional Planning program with concentration in Sustainable Energy Management. His research interests include analyzing public policies for a just and equitable energy transition with focus on human and social dimensions.

Sharma, Shubham | India

Shubham Sharma is a PhD student in the division of public policy at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). He is interested in policies, policy-making and politics of sustainability transitions in developing countries. He holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Forestry Management from Indian Institute of Forest Management (IIFM) with major specialization in Environmental Management and minor specialization in Development Management.

Walwyn, David R. | South Africa

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.