Prof. Marianne Ryghaug

Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Biography (as at 2022)

Marianne Ryghaug, holds a PhD in Political Science and is full Professor of Science and Technology Studies at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology and leads the Center for Energy, Climate and Environment at the Department of Interdisiplinay studies of Culture, NTNU. She was Co-Director of Centre for Studies of Sustainable Energy (CenSES), a national centre for environment-friendly energy research from 2009-2019. She has been engaged in energy and climate related research since 1999 and has published widely on these topics in top international journals. Her areas of expertise include energy and climate policy, sustainability transitions and innovation policy, and studies of users, practices and public engagement. Ryghaug has a long track record for scholarly as well as practical experience with interdisciplinary research and research collaboration with industry and public authorities, both nationally and internationally. The last years her research has particularly been focused on research related to sociotechnical transitions in the areas of smart grids, smart homes and cities, electric vehicles, transportation and sustainable mobility. Her research interest is in the interface between public participation and engagement, innovation and technology development and energy and climate policy.

Focus areas

  • Bridging science and technology studies (STS) with insight from sustainability transitions
  • How the energy transition requires that we need to look beyond technological solutionism, the role of experimentation and social transformation to make the energy transition just, fain and more humane.
  • The potential role of innovation and technology policy in transforming public engagement and inclusion in socio-technical change and societal transformation

Current Projects