Category: academic

Succesful conference on local energy initiatives

Conference topic When local energy initiatives take on complex projects: Insights from research on governance, networks, and socio-technical innovations Over 25 scholars attended this one-day event that was marked by the diversity of approaches to the study of local energy initiatives. In the course… Continue Reading “Succesful conference on local energy initiatives”

Dichte Deur, Warme Winkel

Since I put forth the idea of combining energy behaviour, social norms and tipping points in September 2017, a team of students has been working on the project Dichte Deur, Warme Winkel. Guided by Wander Jager and myself, four bright young minds from the… Continue Reading “Dichte Deur, Warme Winkel”

New collaboration: Creating knowledge together through data infrastructures

During the academic year 2017-2018, Energysense will engage in a collaborative project with the University of Lund on the theme “DATA: enabling us to better store, observe and understand what we measure”.

Mutuality in research

Energysense is the context for innovation in research. Not only in the research that is conducted, but also in the way we enable research and shape the possibilities for creating knowledge. As such, Energysense can be seen as an instance of the ‘changing ecologies… Continue Reading “Mutuality in research”

New course on Big Data

In the academic year 2017-18, I’ll be giving a course to Masters students in Computer Science at the Faculty of Science and Engineering of the University of Groningen. It will replace another elective course that focused on ethics, and I’m hoping that it will… Continue Reading “New course on Big Data”

New publication on Smart Grids coincides with 5th edition Groningen Energy Summer School

29 juni 2016 Every year, the University of Groningen and the Energy Academy Europe organise a summer programme, the Groningen Energy Summer School (GESS). This year, a new collection of writing on smart grids will appear, based on contributions to the GESS editions of… Continue Reading “New publication on Smart Grids coincides with 5th edition Groningen Energy Summer School”

A new job

Since 1 January, I’ve been leading the programme Energysense. With over 200 households registered, we are well into the pilot phase of this exciting initiative. Energysense is eminently interdisciplinary, and located at the interface between research, infrastructure, innovation and engagement. A wonderful adventure with… Continue Reading “A new job”

Big data as knowledge production

In this keynote presentation at the upcoming Swiss STS meeting in Lausanne , I will consider big data as a form of knowledge production that has developed in relation the changes we have observed in the past decades in terms growth, accountability, network effects… Continue Reading “Big data as knowledge production”

Gift for Infinity: vote for energy transition

Until the 30th of September, our pitch for research addressing success factors in the energy transition is featured in a short video on http://www.RUG400.nl. We are very pleased that in the context of the 400th anniversary of the University of Groningen, and in particular,… Continue Reading “Gift for Infinity: vote for energy transition”

Researcher on the Roof

In the framework of the 400th anniversary of the University of Groningen, the public was asked to send in questions to the university. Several of these dealt with energy and sustainability, and together with some members of the public, a video was made to… Continue Reading “Researcher on the Roof”