Stefan Kuhlmann, Kornelia Konrad, Lissa Roberts

Stefan Kuhlmann is full professor of Science, Technology and Society at the University of Twente and chairing the Department Science, Technology, and Policy Studies (STePS). Earlier he held leading positions at Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research ISI, Germany, and was Professor of Innovation Policy Analysis at University of Utrecht. He works on research and technological innovation as social and political processes, focusing on governance and politics, and he publishes widely in the field of research and innovation policy studies.|Kornelia Konrad is Assistant Professor of Anticipation and Assessment of Emerging Technologies at the University of Twente. She received a master’s degree in sociology, physics and mathematics at the University of Freiburg i.Br. (1997) and her PhD at the Technical University of Darmstadt (2002), where she participated in the Graduate School “Technology and Society”. Before joining the UT she was a researcher at Eawag, a Swiss federal research institute of the ETH domain in Zurich. In her work she studies and aims at enriching the role of anticipation and assessment in socio-technical innovation.|Lissa Roberts is professor of Long-term Development of Science and Technology at the University of Twente. She received her PhD in European cultural and intellectual history at U.C.L.A. (dissertation “From Natural Theology to Naturalism: Diderot and the Perception of Rapports”). She has held positions at a number of universities in both the United States (including UCLA, University of California at Irvine, Washington University and San Diego State University) and the Netherlands. She now heads the STePS’s research area on ‘long term development of science and technology’.