Benjamin Sovacool#

Benjamin Sovacool
Membership Number:5224
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:UNITED KINGDOM

Present and Previous Positions

  • 2015 - present Professor of Energy Policy, Director of the Sussex Energy Group, SPRU, University of Sussex, United Kingdom
  • 2015 - 2019 Director of the Center on Innovation and Energy Demand (CIED), University of Oxford, University of Manchester, and University of Sussex, United Kingdom
  • 2013 - 2019 Professor of Business and Social Sciences, Director of the Center for Energy Technologies, Department of Business Development and Technology, Aarhus University, Denmark
  • 2011 - 2015 Associate Professor of Law, Institute for Energy & the Environment, Vermont Law School, South Royalton, VT
  • 2007 - 2011 Assistant Professor, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore
  • 2007 Postdoctoral Fellow, Office for the Vice President of Research, Virginia Tech
  • 2006 Eugene P. Wigner Fellow, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN.

Fields of Scholarship
  • Climate change mitigation
  • Climate change adaptation
  • Energy justice
  • Energy policy
  • Energy security
  • Science & technology studies
  • Sustainability transitions

Honours and Awards
  • 2019 Web of Science Highly Cited Researcher in the category of Social Science, Thomson Reuters and Clarivate Analytics, Philadelphia, United States
  • 2019 USERN Prize for Social justice in an era of climate change and energy scarcity, Budapest, Hungary
  • 2019 Distinguished Graduate Alumni Achievement Award, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA
  • 2015 Dedication to Justice Award, American Bar Association, Chicago, IL, USA
  • 2014 Distinguished Visiting Energy Professorship, Environmental Law Center, Vermont Law School, South Royalton, VT, USA
  • 2007 “Outstanding Dissertation” in the Social Sciences and Humanities, awarded by the Graduate School of Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, USA
  • 2007 Johnson Award for Best Paper in Ethics and Accountability, awarded by the Johnson Institute, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
  • 2006 Paul T. Hiser Exemplary Publication Award for the “Best Article of the Year,” awarded by the Epsilon Pi Tau Honor Society, USA

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