Find here my full CurriculumVitae and Publications in PDF format (updated October 2012).
Previous to my current position:
I received my secondary education and my B.Sc. degree in Mechanical Engineering in Rotterdam. After finishing my engineering study, I worked for a couple of months at Stein Industrie-Anlagen in Germany. In 1993 I decided to return to the university to study Technology and Society at the faculty Industrial Engineering and Innovation Sciences of the Eindhoven University of Technology and to follow Science and Technology Studies courses at the University of Amsterdam. In 1996 I obtained my masters degree on (systems) philosophy and technology in Eindhoven. Between 1996 and 1997 I worked as a junior researcher in the field of innovation studies at the Eindhoven University of Technology (where I participated in a Dutch regional innovation benchmark study).
In May 1997 I started on a doctoral thesis in the field of history and technology and followed a postdoctoral course in social economic history. My work on the history of Philips R&D resulted in 2002 in the book ‘Inventing Structures for Industrial Research. A history of the Philips Nat.Lab. 1914-1946’ (supervisors: prof. Harry W. Lintsen and prof. Arie Rip) for which I won the European Business History Association Dissertation Award 2002.
In 2000 I joined the history department of the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore (MD, USA) as a visiting scholar and worked in the Institute for Applied Economics and Study of Business Enterprise group of prof. Lou Galambos (business history) and prof. Bill Leslie (history of science).
In August 2001 I started working at the Department of Culture, Organization and Management (COM) of the Faculty of Social Sciences at the VU University Amsterdam (VUA). In April 2006 I was appointed Associate Professor at the same department where I was the research manager of the programme Cultural Change in Organizational Networks (CuCON) from 2007-2010. In 2011 COM became part of a larger Organization Science Department where I am now appointed Associate Professor.
I like to work internationally. Since 2007 I take part of the research and leadership capacity development programmes of the Center for International Cooperation (CIS). Through this programme I worked together with research deans of the University of San Carlos in Cebu Philippines, and with research deans and young researchers at various universities in Ethiopia (i.e. Addis Ababa University, St. Mary’s University College and the Mekelle University). During 2004-2006 I participated in an exchange program on Science and Technology Studies between the VU University Amsterdam and the North West University in South Africa.
Since 2010 I work in a National Science Foundation (NSF) research-program on Emergency Response Organizations with prof. Marshall Scott-Poole and John Lammers of the University of Illinois, Urbana/Champaign, USA. From 2009-2013 I will participate in the EU COST action on Living in Surveillance Societies, coordinated by dr. William Webster, University of Stirling. I am member of the Management Committee and coordinator of the Working Group on Surveillance Technologies in Practice of the same Action.
From February – August 2012 I was appointed visiting scholar at the University of Illinois in the Department of Communication and the Institute for Computing in Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (I-CHASS) where I worked with professor Scott Poole and professor John Lammers. I did fieldwork at the Illinois Fire Safety Institute (IFSI) during this period.
During my research carrier, I participated in the research schools N.W. Posthumus Instituut (social and economic history), WTMC (Wetenschap, Techniek en Moderne Cultuur: the Dutch school for science and technology studies) and ECIS (Eindhoven Center for Innovation Studies) and currently I am a senior research member of the NIG (Netherlands Institute of Government) and an active member of the Amsterdam Network Institute.
Academic Awards and Grants
- 2002: European Business History Association Dissertation Award 2002 (at the 2002 EBHA conference, Helsinki).
- 2011: Project on cultural change in crisis response organizations by the Platform Netcentric Operations. PI together with prof.dr. Jaap de Heer; €40.000
- 2010: Project on Public Values in Mega Project by the consortium Next Generation Infrastructures. PI together with prof.dr. Alfons van Marrewijk; €150.000
- 2010: Project on Volunteers in Neighborhood Urban Development, ZonMw, with Cybersoek. Execution of the project: Ellen van Eeden; €40.000
- 2010: Project coordination in a Project on Social Networks: Linking Social Science and Computer Science. PI: prof.dr. Peter Groenewegen; €300.000
- 2009-2013: MC-member in the EU COST Action Living in Surveillance Societies. Project leader: dr. William Webster (University of Stirling); total budget for travelling, workshops and conferences about €500.000
- 2007-8: Project on Multi-disciplinary Information Management of the Amsterdam Emergency Rooms of the Police, Fire and Ambulances Services, with Peter Groenewegen en Pieter Wagenaar. Principal: Peter van Zanten (Berenschot); €10.000