Prof. Dr. Daniel Barben

Director of the Institute for Science and Technology Research

Alpen-Adria-University Klagenfurt | Wien Graz

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)

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

Robert M. LaFollette School of Public Affairs, University of Wisconsin

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

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

Habilitation in Sociology at the Free University of Berlin

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