I work as a researcher in Science, Technology and Society Studies at the CWTS Centre for Science and Technology Studies of Leiden University. I am also one of the PhD programme coordinators at the Netherlands Graduate Research School of Science, Technology and Modern Culture WTMC. This website contains all information on my academic work.
Currently, I research how responsible research is stimulated or hampered by institutional arrangements, notably in processes recruitment and promotion. Biomedical research is taken as a strategic research site. My earlier research has covered a broad range of topics, including sustainable energy transitions, privacy and security, and human genomics. I have always connected these topics to concepts from political and social philosophy, notably ideas of citizenship and public reason. My recent research concerned the issue of rice straw burning in India and the potential of alternatively using the straw for the production of biogas. Stakeholder engagement, knowledge transfer, and epistemological boundaries were important foci of this research project. I took my PhD at the University of Twente (Enschede, the Netherlands). I hold multiple degrees, in electrical engineering, philosophy, and classical music.