Prof. Dr. Daniel Barben

Position
Director of the Institute for Science and Technology Research

Institution/Company
Alpen-Adria-University Klagenfurt | Wien Graz

Address
Mies-van-der-Rohe-Straße 10, 52074 Aachen

Significant career milestones

Since 2010
VDI Chair of Futures Studies at the Institute of Political Science at the Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen (RWTH)

2006-2010
Associate Research Professor at the Consortium for Science, Policy and Outcomes, Arizona State University

2005-2006
Robert M. LaFollette School of Public Affairs, University of Wisconsin

1998-2005
Various positions at

  • Center for Technology and Society, Technical University Berlin
  • Institute for Science and Technology Studies, University of Bielefeld
  • Institute for Advanced Studies on Science, Technology and Society, Karl Franzens University Graz
  • Center for Global Change and Governance, Rutgers University in Newark, NJ
  • John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University in Cambridge, MA

1989-1998
Scientific assistant in the priority research area Technology-Work-Environment at the Social Science Research Center Berlin (WZB)

2004
Habilitation in Sociology at the Free University of Berlin

1995
Post-doctoral fellowship in Political Science at the University of Potsdam Graduate of Sociology at the Free University of Berlin

Current fields of activity

  • Governance of science and technology: Innovation, intellectual property rights, safety and risk regulation, ethics, acceptance policy (above all with respect to comprehension of biotechnology and nanotechnology)
  • Foresight, assessment and configuration of socio-technical futures
  • Global challenges and sustainable development
  • Transformation of the energy systemClimate engineering and climate policy