Harro van Lente (H.)
science and technology studies, sociology of expectations, emerging technologies, constructivism, sustainable development, technology dynamics, innovation processes, knowledge production, foresight studies, governance of science systems
Professional career history
Since September 2014 Harro van Lente is full professor Science and Technology Studies at the Faculty of Arts and Social Science. Before he has been Socrates Professor of Philosophy of Sustainable Development at ICIS, Maastricht University and Associate Professor of Innovation Studies at Utrecht University. He studied at the University of Twente and graduated in physics and philosophy of science & technology. He is one of the founding fathers of the Sociology of Expectations, which studies the dynamics of expectations in the development of technology. Van Lente has published widely on technology dynamics, innovation policy and philosophy of technology. He has also been research manager at Inspire Foundation, a think tank of the KPMG consulting firm. Since 2011 he is program director of Technology Assessment at NanoNextNL, the Dutch nanotechnology consortium. In 2013 he was Visiting Professor at the University of California in Santa Barbara (UCSB).