Frank Geels#

Frank Geels
Membership Number:3978
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:UNITED KINGDOM

Present and Previous Positions

  • 2012 - present: Professor of System Innovation and Sustainability, Manchester Business School, University of Manchester (UK)
  • 2008 - 2012: Professor of Innovation and Sustainability, Science Policy Research Unit, University of Sussex (UK)
  • 2007 - 2008: Professor of Socio-technical Change and Sustainability (0.5 fte), Brunel Business School,Brunel University, London, UK
  • 2004 - 2008: Senior researcher, Eindhoven University of Technology
  • 2002 - 2004: Post-doctoral researcher, Eindhoven University of Technology

Fields of Scholarship
  • Innovation studies
  • Sociology of technology
  • Evolutionary economics
  • Co-evolution of technology and society
  • Socio-technical transitions to sustainability
  • Grand societal challenges (including climate change)
  • Strategic reorientation of existing industries
  • Transport (cars, aviation, shipping)
  • Energy (coal, electricity, renewables, district heating)
  • Agro-food (beef, milk, bread)

Honours and Awards
  • 2002 Forbes-price from Foundation for the History of Technology (best publication of junior scholar in history and sociology of technology)
  • 2008-2012 ERC Grant on 'Destabilisation of sociotechnical regimes as the key to transitions towards sustainability'
  • 2008 Research Publication Award from the International Association for the Management of Technology awarded to the top 50 authors of technology and innovation management, based on publications over previous 5 years)
  • 2013 Winner of Best Paper Award from WWWforEurope (a European Commisson project on ‘welfare, wealth and work’)
  • 2013 Research Publication Award from the International Association for the Management of Technology
  • 2014 Selected in Thomson Reuters list of Highly Cited Researchers
  • 2014 Identified by Thomson Reuters as one The World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds 2014

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