|Institution / Affiliation
International Renewable Energy Agency
Ruud Kempener is the technology roadmap analyst at the Innovation and Technology Center (IITC) of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). Previously, he was a postdoctoral research fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School, where he developed a U.S. government strategy for international cooperation on energy technology innovation. His research interests include: long-term energy policy, bioenergy networks, personal carbon trading, emissions trading schemes, and the development of quantitative multi-scale (or agent-based) models to explore long-term business and policy strategies for sustainable development. Before coming to the Harvard Kennedy School, Ruud worked as a research fellow at Science and Technology Policy Research (SPRU) at the University of Sussex (UK). He has a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the Complex Systems and Sustainability group at the University of Sydney (AUS) and a MSc in Technology & Innovation Policy from Eindhoven University of Technology (NL). Ruud was also a visiting student following a MSc in Energy Economics & Policy at the University Surrey (UK).