Technology Assessment


Doctoral theses already discussed

Michael Decker new Head of Division at KIT

ITAS Director and PhD theses supervisor at FCT-UNL took over leading position at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. The Professor of Technology Assessment wants to keep close contact with the Institute and the scientific TA community.

Ana Clara Cândido

Ana Clara Cândido

PhD on TA/Member of a student committee

Bettina Johanna Krings

Bettina Johanna Krings

Researcher/Member of a student committee

Institut für Technikfolgenabschätzung und Systemanalyse (ITAS) Postfach 3640 76021 Karlsruhe Germany


Studies of political science, sociology, and anthropology (M.A.) at the Karl-Ruprecht University of Heidelberg, and PhD on Sociology, supervised by Prof. Dr. Birgit Blättel-Mink and Prof. Dr. Tilla Siegel, University of Frankfurt on the Main.

Specific aims

The following specific aims will be considered

Moniz, António B., Nuno Boavida, Manuel Baumann, Jens Schippl, Max Reichenbach, and Marcel Weil. "Technology transition towards electric mobility - technology assessment as a tool for policy design." In Colloquium Gerpisa 2013. Paris: Université d'Evry, 2013. Abstract

The paper aims to understand the degree of transition towards e-mobility. The assumption is that the degree of convergence between actors of each system (batteries, vehicles, grid, policies, business models and consumers) is an indicator of changes in the present socio-technical regime. After an introduction to the socio-technical transition towards e-mobility, the paper presents and discusses three technology assessment approaches to several projects related to technology, society and politics. There are several thematic crossovers between all projects presented leading to a synergetic technology assessment. This output results from the overlapping areas between the cases and can be used to first assess the extent of changes in the present socio-technical regime, as well as to extract standards and regulations, acceptance/risk analyses and behaviour changes that could be significant in the context of a transition towards electric mobility.

Designing a PhD Programme on TA

Designing a PhD Programme on TA: An Evaluation of Five Years of Experience

António Moniz [1,2]

Institute for Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Karlsruhe, Germany [1]

Faculty of Sciences and Technology, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal [2]