My research focuses on how stakeholder interactions facilitate technological change in the context of grand societal challenges. Key outcomes of these interactions are technology legitimation and the creation of socially robust innovations. Both window-out communication processes, such as sharing and framing of information, public relations, and public affairs, and window-in processes, such as public engagement and co-creation, are important in this regard. Innovations I have studied include sustainable technologies, nanotechnologies for health and covid-19 vaccines.
The courses I teach are related to communication about innovations and grand societal challenges (framing, visual communication) and stakeholder interactions to facilitate technological change (stakeholder management, public relations of innovations, and public affairs).