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Research profile

Erik van der Vleuten is Professor of History of Technology and Chair of the History Lab at the Eindhoven University of Technology. He studies the modern and contemporary history of socio-technical 'Grand Challenges' and transitions. Erik’s areas of expertise include transnatonal history of technology, sustainability transitions, transnational infrastructure, and critical infrastructure. Specifically, Erik has studied the dynamics of slowly evolving socio-technical systems such as energy or water supply, food provision, financial services, or ecological networks, and their societal implications in the 19th-21st centuries.

Currently, Erik coordinates an explorative international research program on Technology and Societal Challenges 1800-Today. Erik also leads an NWO program on the long-term dynamics of global resource chains and their sustainability implications, and coordinates the

Academic background

Erik van der Vleuten received his master's degree in the Technology & Society program of the Eindhoven University of Technology in 1992, and his PhD in the History of Science, Technology and Medicine from the University of Aarhus, Denmark in 1998. He returned to Eindhoven in 1999, where he worked on the synthesis of the Dutch history of technology program and participated in the founding of the research network Tensions of Europe - Technology and the Making of Europe 1850-2000. He chaired this network from 2013 to 2015. In 2009-2018 he co-directed the NW Posthumus globalisation network.

Erik is also the scientific director of the Foundation for the History of Technology (SHT). He is a regular speaker and contributor to leading publications and conferences. His books include Engineering the Future, Understanding the Past: A Social History of Technology (2017); Europe’s Infrastructure Transition:Economy, War, Nature (2015); The Making of Europe’s Critical Infrastructure: Common Connections and Shared Vulnerabilities (2013); and Networking Europe. Transnational infrastructures and the shaping of Europe 1850-2000 (2006).

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Projecten

GREASE

van der Vleuten, E., van der Vleuten, E., Veraart, F. C. A. & Smits, J. P. H.

1/10/1830/09/21

Project: Onderzoek direct

Onderzoeksoutput

Forum: History and Technology in an Age of 'Grand Challenges.’ Technology and Culture Vol. 61.1 (2020): 260-332

van der Vleuten, E. (redactie), jan 2020, In : Technology and Culture. 61, 1, blz. 260-332

Onderzoeksoutput: Bijdrage aan tijdschriftSpeciale editieAcademicpeer review

  • Europe’s infrastructure transition : economy, war, nature

    Högselius, P., Kaijser, A. & van der Vleuten, E., 2016, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan Ltd. 454 blz. (Making Europe : technology and transformations, 1850-2000)

    Onderzoeksoutput: Boek/rapportBoekAcademic

    The making of Europe's critical infrastructure : common connections and shared vulnerabilities

    Högselius, P. (redactie), Hommels, A. (redactie), Kaijser, A. (redactie) & van der Vleuten, E. (redactie), 2013, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan Ltd. 313 blz.

    Onderzoeksoutput: Boek/rapportBoekredactieAcademicpeer review

  • 16 Citaten (Scopus)

    Activiteiten

    Resources, Infrastructures and the Anthropocene: global North-South dialogues

    M. Luìsa Sousa (Organisator), Maria Paula Diogo (Organisator), Frank C.A. Veraart (Organisator), Erik van der Vleuten (Organisator), Matthias Heymann (Organisator)
    18 sep 201920 sep 2019

    Activiteit: Types deelname aan of organisatie van een evenementWorkshop, seminar, cursus of expositieWetenschappelijk

    Challenging Prometheus, Challenging Clio. Energy history in an Age of Global Challenges

    Erik van der Vleuten (Spreker)
    22 feb 2018

    Activiteit: Types gesprekken of presentatiesKeynote sprekerWetenschappelijk

    Common connections and shared vulnerabilities? Paradoxes of Critical Infrastructure in Europe’s long 20th century

    Erik van der Vleuten (Spreker)
    27 nov 2017

    Activiteit: Types gesprekken of presentatiesGenodigd sprekerWetenschappelijk

    Connected Crises and Deep Transitions. Historical research perspectives on critical infrastructure.

    Erik van der Vleuten (Spreker)
    21 nov 2017

    Activiteit: Types gesprekken of presentatiesGenodigd sprekerWetenschappelijk

    Prometheus and Clio challenged: A History of Science, Technology & Medicine for an Age of Global Challenges

    Erik van der Vleuten (Spreker)
    23 sep 2017

    Activiteit: Types gesprekken of presentatiesKeynote sprekerWetenschappelijk

    Scriptie

    A critical analysis of e-waste policies

    Auteur: Celebi Kalk, B., 31 aug 2012

    Begeleider: van der Vleuten, E. (Afstudeerdocent 1) & Arora, S. (Afstudeerdocent 2)

    Scriptie/masterproef: Master

    Bestand

    A feasibility study of very large-scale photovoltaic (VLS-PV) power generation systems in China

    Auteur: Wu, Z., 30 apr 2009

    Begeleider: van der Vleuten, E. (Afstudeerdocent 1) & Verbong, G. (Afstudeerdocent 2)

    Scriptie/masterproef: Master

    A monetary evaluation of the sustainability of GTL fuel production in South Africa

    Auteur: van Erck, R., 31 okt 2003

    Begeleider: van der Vleuten, E. (Afstudeerdocent 1)

    Scriptie/masterproef: Master

    Bestand

    Applying storage systems for the low-voltage network planning of future residential neighborhoods

    Auteur: Coumans, D., 31 aug 2014

    Begeleider: Slootweg, J. (Afstudeerdocent 1), Coster, E. (Afstudeerdocent 2), Cobben, J. (Afstudeerdocent 2), van der Vleuten, E. (Afstudeerdocent 2) & Grond, M. (Afstudeerdocent 2)

    Scriptie/masterproef: Master

    De diffusie van stationaire brandstofcellen in de VS

    Auteur: Ulutas, Ö., 30 sep 2003

    Begeleider: van der Vleuten, E. (Afstudeerdocent 1)

    Scriptie/masterproef: Master