Epistemic Justice

  • Posted on: 23 November 2018
  • By: govert

Not all knowledges are granted equal rights to existence. Once we realise that multiple, incompatible knowledge systems exist, and are also entitled to existence, ...

BioBatt: Bio-degradable Li-ion battery anodes

In this research project, a novel type of Li-Ion battery is developed. More specifically, the carbon (graphite) that is conventionally used as the battery anode, is replaced by silica harvested from the exoskeleton of Diatom algae. As a social scientist, I am on board the project team. The social-scientific part of the project engages with the question how such an innovation project can be managed according to principles of responsible research and innovation. To this end, we will use methodologies for action research and stakeholder engagements, en devise new methods as needed.