Professor of Climate Change Policy, Department of Land Economy, University of Cambridge
Research Interests: Energy and climate policy; innovation and science policy; technological change; R&D institutions and management; decision making under uncertainty; water-energy-food nexus; policy and integrated analysis; sustainable development
Biography: Professor Laura Diaz Anadon holds the chaired Professorship of Climate Change Policy at the University of Cambridge. At Cambridge she is also a Bye-Fellow at Peterhouse, a Fellow at C-EENRG, and an associate researcher of the Energy Policy Research Group. She is also a Research Associate at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at the Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) at Harvard University.
Prof. Diaz Anadon joined the Department of Land Economy in September 2017 after a year as a faculty member in the Department in Politics and International Studies, also at the University of Cambridge. Before Cambridge she was an Assistant Professor of Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School between July 2013 and September 2016. At HKS she held various posts, including Associate Director of the Science, Technology and Public Policy (STPP) program, Co-Principal Investigator of the Energy Technology Innovation Policy research group, Member of the Board of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, co-Director of the Project of Innovation and Access to Technologies for Sustainable Development, and Faculty affiliate of the Harvard Center for the Environment and the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs. In 2015-2016 she was a Visiting Senior Lecturer in Science, Technology Innovation and Public Policy at University College London. At HKS Prof. Diaz Anadon developed and taught courses on Energy Innovation Policy and a core MPP course on Policy Analysis.
Prof. Diaz Anadon holds a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the Magnetic Resonance and Catalysis Group at the University of Cambridge, a Masters in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School, and a Masters in Chemical Engineering from the University of Manchester. She has also studied and worked on research at the University of Stuttgart, where she conducted her Diplomarbeit (masters thesis). She also carried out process engineering research projects at DuPont and Bayer Pharmaceuticals, collaborated extensively with Johnson Matthey Catalysts, and worked as a financial consultant at Oliver Wyman for banks on credit risk models for financing technology projects.
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