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Academic background

Erik Laes holds a PhD in engineering sciences (2006) and additional degrees in environmental sciences (1999) and philosophy (MA, 2016). He is currently employed as a postdoctoral researcher working on the ethics of upscaling co-creation methods in the context of the EU H2020 project SCALINGS. Empirical fields of investigation include energy and robotics. From July 2009 – August 2018, he was employed at the Flemish research institute VITO where he was involved in projects concerning energy scenario analysis, sustainability evaluation of energy technology, transition management and smart grids/smart energy users. Over the years, he has engaged in several national or international research projects concerning end-user acceptance and engagement with smart grid technologies (FP7 project S3C, www.s3c-project.eu), public acceptance of renewable heating and cooling technologies (commissioned by the European RHC platform), barriers and opportunities for smart grid business models (commissioned by EASME), etc.

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Projects 2018 2021

Scaling up Co-creation: Avenues and Limits for Integrating Society in Science and Innovation

Bombaerts, G., Bombaerts, G., van der Avoird, M., Vereggen - Tielemans, T., Vereggen - Tielemans, T., Tsui, S., Astola, M., Laes, E., Wieczorek, A., Spahn, A., Benckhuijsen - Mertens, P., Reymen, I. & Royakkers, L.

1/05/1831/07/21

Project: Research direct

Research Output 1997 2018

7 Citations

Assessing the success of electricity demand response programs: a meta-analysis

Srivastava, A., van Passel, S. & Laes, E., 1 Jun 2018, In : Energy Research and Social Science. 40, p. 110-117 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview articleAcademicpeer-review

electricity
Electricity
Economics
Energy policy
demand

Disruptieve technologie vanuit een Foucauldiaans denkkader

Laes, E. J. W. & Bombaerts, G. J. T., 13 Oct 2018

Research output: Other contributionPopular

How do policies help to increase the uptake of carbon reduction measures in the EU residential sector? Evidence from recent studies

Laes, E., Mayeres, I., Renders, N., Valkering, P. & Verbeke, S., 1 Oct 2018, In : Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews. 94, p. 234-250 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview articleAcademicpeer-review

Energy efficiency
Energy conservation
Behavioral research
Carbon
Taxation
13 Citations

Fostering residential demand response through dynamic pricing schemes: a behavioural review of smart grid pilots in Europe

Kessels, K., Kraan, C., Karg, L., Maggiore, S., Valkering, P. & Laes, E., 11 Sep 2016, In : Sustainability (Switzerland). 8, 9, 21 p., 929

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
File
pricing
energy
demand
Costs
consumption behavior
1 Citations

Advanced research, lagging policy: nuclear waste governance in Belgium

Schröder, J., Bergmans, A. & Laes, E., 1 Jan 2015, Nuclear Waste Governance: An International Comparison. Wiesbaden: Springer, p. 141-155 15 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterAcademicpeer-review

Nuclear fuels
research policy
Radioactive wastes
Belgium
Nuclear energy