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Research profile

Johanna Höffken is an Assistant Professor in the group Technology, Innovation and Society at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). Her areas of expertise include development studies, sociology, science and technology studies and sustainable energy.  

Johanna is interested in the notion of responsible innovation in and for a global context. She follows this interest both in her research and in her teaching activities. Her current research, funded by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) – Responsible Innovation call, includes ethnographic studies in India, where she studies the development and implementation of smart grids in rural areas. In a collaboration with Signify, Johanna is involved in a performance study on solar-based energy solutions in Ghana and Kenya. Other lines of Johanna’s research revolve around the issue of urbanization, especially the notion of ‘smart cities’, and how this takes shape in Asia. Responsible value proposition development is another of her research topics, which she carries out in collaboration with colleagues from ITEM.

Academic background

Johanna Höffken holds an MSc of International Relations from Dresden University of Technology as well as a Master Degree in Science and Technology Studies at Maastricht University. She received her PhD at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences of Maastricht University in 2012, where she finished her dissertation “Power to the People? Civic Engagement with Small-scale Hydroelectric Plants in India”. During her time as PhD candidate she had the privilege to participate as fellow in the Program on Science, Technology and Society at Harvard University.  

Johanna also holds an MA in International Relations from Dresden University of Technology and an MA in European Programme on Science and Technology (ESST) from Maastricht University, after which she worked temporarily for the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Dutch Provincial Government. Johanna joined TU/e in 2012 as a lecturer and became an Assistant Professor in 2015.

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Projects

MUSE GRIDS

Höffken, J. I., Höffken, J. I. & van Bommel, N.

1/11/1831/10/22

Project: Research direct

Research Output

Achieving socially robust energy systems: common challenges and solutions from responsible research and innovation, value sensitive design and energy justice scholarship

Jenkins, K. E. H., Spruit, S., Milchram, C., Höffken, J. I. & Taebi, B., Jan 2020, (Submitted) In : Energy Research and Social Science.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

  • Collective energy practices: A practice-based approach to civic energy communities and the energy system

    Verkade, N. & Höffken, J., 1 Jun 2019, In : Sustainability. 11, 11, 15 p., 3230.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

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  • 3 Citations (Scopus)
    33 Downloads (Pure)

    Smart and eco-cities in India and China

    Höffken, J. & Limmers, A., 13 Jun 2019, In : Local Environment. 24, 7, p. 646-661 16 p.

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    Prizes

    Best BSc Teacher Award TU/e 2019

    Johanna I. Höffken (Recipient), 30 Sep 2019

    Prize: TU/eOtherScientific

  • Best BSc Teacher Award TU/e 2019

    Johanna I. Höffken (Recipient), 27 Sep 2019

    Prize: TU/eOtherScientific

    Best Teacher Award Bachelor Program Sustainable Innovation, 15/16

    Johanna Irene Höffken (Recipient), 2017

    Prize: OtherCareer, activity or publication related prizes (lifetime, best paper, poster etc.)Scientific

    Best Teacher Award Bachelor Program Sustainable Innovation, 1st year, 13/14

    Johanna Irene Höffken (Recipient), 2015

    Prize: OtherCareer, activity or publication related prizes (lifetime, best paper, poster etc.)Scientific

    Best Teacher Award Bachelor Program Sustainable Innovation 13/14

    Johanna Irene Höffken (Recipient), 2015

    Prize: OtherCareer, activity or publication related prizes (lifetime, best paper, poster etc.)Scientific

    Activities

    • 1 Conference
    • 1 Membership of committee
    • 1 Keynote talk

    Women in Science

    Johanna I. Höffken (Keynote speaker)
    11 Feb 2020

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesKeynote talkProfessional

    Energy Transitions in the Global South

    Johanna I. Höffken (Organiser)
    23 Jan 202024 Jan 2020

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesConferenceScientific

    Young-MVI - Advise committee on Responsible Innovation research (Event)

    Johanna I. Höffken (Member)
    23 Apr 201631 Dec 2020

    Activity: Membership typesMembership of committeeScientific

    Student theses

    An energy network of local energy suppliers in rural India: improving the Rural Spark energy kit on technical and social-economic aspects

    Author: Randjiet-Singh, C., 31 Aug 2015

    Supervisor: Nelissen, E. (Supervisor 1), Boxem, G. (Supervisor 2), Höffken, J. (Supervisor 2) & Mertens, E. (External person) (External coach)

    Student thesis: Master

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    Buying into the Kenyan solar market: exploring user perspectives on investing in solar electricity

    Author: Hoefsloot, E., 30 Mar 2017

    Supervisor: Höffken, J. (Supervisor 1), Romijn, H. (Supervisor 2) & Schipper, F. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Master

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    Decongesting Dutch distribution grids using Smart Energy System design: a case study in Friesland

    Author: Hoefnagels, L., 30 Sep 2019

    Supervisor: Verbong, G. (Supervisor 1), Kirkels, A. (Supervisor 2), Höffken, J. (Supervisor 2), Slootweg, H. (Supervisor 2), Morren, J. (Supervisor 2) & Reinders, J. (Supervisor 2)

    Student thesis: Master

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