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Patricia Osseweijer is full professor and leader of the Biotechnology and Society group at the Department of Biotechnology, TU Delft.

She links technological innovation in biotechnology with societal challenges for a sustainable bioeconomy. Her focus is on integral impact assessment, social sustainability, public perceptions and ethics.

Patricia received the (NL) Royal Academy distinguished Lorentz fellowship for integrating social sciences & technology. Patricia is University Ambassador Brazil, advisor to the TU Delft President.

research interest

  • Sustainable biobased value chain development
  • Responsible Research and Innovation and social inclusion
  • Circular innovation in water management

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position

Full Professor of Science Communication at the Department of Biotechnology, Faculty of Applied Sciences, Delft University of Technology

degrees

PhD, VU University of Amsterdam
MSc in Biology, Utrecht University

faculty

Applied Sciences

Publications

Recent publications:

  • Sleenhoff, S & Osseweijer, P (2015). How people feel their engagement can have efficacy for a bio-based society. Public Understanding of Science (online), 1-18.
  • Flipse, SM, Sanden, MCA van der & Osseweijer, P (2014). Aligning key performance indicators with social and ethical aspects in food technology. Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 85, 185-197.
  • Flipse, SM, Sanden, MCA van der, Winde, JH de & Osseweijer, P (2014). The DNA of socially responsible innovation. EMBO Reports, 15(2), 134-137.
  • Flipse, SM, Winde, JH de, Osseweijer, P & Sanden, MCA van der (2014). The wicked problem of socially responsible innovation. EMBO Reports, 15(5), 464-466.
  • Flipse, SM, Sanden, MCA van der, Radstake, M, Winde, JH de & Osseweijer, P (2014). Wicked problem of Socially Responsible Innovation. EMBO Reports, 15, 464-464.

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