Eugen Octav Popa (PhD) is the Principal Investigator in this project. He is Postdoctoral Research in Responsible Innovation. His main areas of research include science and technology studies (STS), responsible research and innovation (RRI) and argumentation theory. By working cross-disciplinarily within these fields, Eugen focuses on conflicts between stakeholders in research and innovation – how these conflicts arise, how they are experienced, and how they can (or cannot) be resolved. Eugen has published in the past in journals such as Philosophy and Technology, Science and Public Policy and Public Understanding of Science.
Georgios Katsoukis (PhD) is Assistant Professor at Twente University who researches on electro conversion of CO2 to fuels & artificial photosynthesis. His main interest lies in developing new functional materials and concepts for producing fuels using renewable electricity or directly sun light. Inspired by Nature’s thylakoid membrane, which enables biomass production on a hundred TW-scale using sunlight, CO2 and water, he researches on creating ultrathin membranes for scaling-up electrolysis and artificial photosynthesis. Georgios researched at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, UC Berkeley, and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, where he focused not only on materials design but also in understanding the underlying mechanisms using state-of-the-art laboratory tools. He won several grants and was funded by the German Research Foundation, UC Berkeley Energy Biosciences Institute, Shell, and the Electrochemical Conversion & Materials program by the Dutch Research Foundation.
Vincent Blok (PhD, MBA) is a Dutch philosopher working as associate professor at the Wageningen University (The Netherlands). In 2005 he received his PhD degree in philosophy at Leiden University with a specialization in philosophy of technology. From 2006-2010, he was CEO of an international research institute in the field of sustainable agriculture, nutrition and health care. Since 2010, he is involved in several (European) research projects in the field of philosophy of technology, biobased & circular economy and responsible innovation. Blok published over hundred articles in high ranked philosophy journals like Environmental Values, Business Ethics Quarterly, Synthese and Philosophy & Technology, and in multi-disciplinary journals like Science, Journal of Cleaner Production, Public understanding of Science and Journal of Responsible Innovation.
Cornelius Schubert (PhD) is Professor for Sociology of Science and Technology at TU Dortmund University. He holds an M.A. degree in sociology, psychology and English linguistics and received a PhD in sociology from the Technical University of Berlin. His areas of expertise are in the sociology of technology, innovation studies, and qualitative methods. In his previous research, he studied processes of digitalization in health care, innovation networks in the semiconductor industry, and the use of computer simulations in the financial sector. As a sociologist, he is also actively involved in the design of digital technologies and enjoys working in inter- and transdisciplinary contexts. Cornelius has published in journals such as New Media & Society, Qualitative Research, Research Policy, Science, Technology, & Human Values as well as Social Science & Medicine.