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Prof. Poonam Pandey
Ph.D. in Science Policy from Centre for Studies in Science Policy, JNU, New Delhi; M.Phil in Science Policy from Centre for Studies in Science Policy, JNU, New Delhi; M.Sc in Biotechnology from Mohanlal Sukhadia University, Udaipur; B.Sc from University of Rajasthan.

Assistant Professor - Public Policy

Prof. Poonam Pandey is Assistant Professor – Public Policy and she received her Doctorate & MPhil degrees in Science Policy from JNU, New Delhi. She holds a Master’s degree in Biotechnology from Mohanlal Sukhadia University. She has completed BSc from University of Rajasthan.

Prof. Poonam has over four years of work experience and was associated with Technical University Berlin, Germany, Maastricht University, The Netherlands, University of Sussex, UK – JNU India and Toxic Link, Delhi and Institute of Advanced Studies for Science & Technology & Society, Austria and DST-Centre for Policy Research, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.

Her research lies at the intersection of science and technology studies (STS), policy studies and development studies. Her post-doctoral work at Indian Institute of Science (IISc) India and Maastricht University, Netherlands focused on biofuel policies and innovation system of advanced biofuels (second generation bioethanol and agri-residue based biogas). This research is situated within the political economy of regional concerns around paddy stubble burning in Punjab and air pollution in Delhi, national concerns of energy security and international concerns of low carbon emission and climate change. She has written on diverse issues that include nanotechnology start-ups and academic entrepreneurship, responsible governance of agricultural biotechnology and nanotechnology, biofuel policy, STI policy, vulnerability of agrarian systems (in relation to paddy stubble burning), and recognition-based justice as the basis for public participation in renewable energy transition projects.

For more details and research profile please visit https://sites.google.com/view/poonamiisc/home?authuser=2

Journal Special Issue

  • Pandey, P. (2020) Responsible Research and Innovation in the Global South: Agriculture, Renewable Energy and the Pursuit of Symmetry— Special issue of Science, Technology & Society (Sage Publications, Open Access), co-edited with W.E. Bijker, G. Valkenburg and A. Mamidipudi, Volume 25, Issue 2. https://journals.sagepub.com/toc/STS/current

Journal Articles

  • Pandey, P. and Sharma, A. (2021) Knowledge politics, vulnerability and recognition-based justice: Renewable energy transitions in India Energy Research and Social Sciences, 71, [Elsevier].  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.erss.2020.101824
  • Pandey, P. and Pansera, M. (2020) Bringing Laxmi and Saraswati together: Nano-scientists and academic entrepreneurship in India, Technology in Society, 63, 2020, [Elsevier.]  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.techsoc.2020.101440
  • Pandey, P. (2020) RRI’s ‘commitment to care’ and vulnerability of agricultural systems: Case of rice straw burning in India, Science, Technology and Society, 25 (2): 240-255. [Sage] https://doi.org/10.1177/0971721820902965
  • Cabral, L., Pandey, P. and Xiuli, X. (2021) Epic narratives of the Green Revolution in Brazil, China, and India. Agriculture and Human Values  https://doi.org/10.1007/s10460-021-10241-x
  • Pandey, P., Valkenburg, G., Mamidipudi, A. and Bijker, W. (2020) RRI in the global south: Agriculture, renewable energy and pursuit of mutual learning, Science, Technology and Society, 25 (2): 215-222. [Sage]. https://doi.org/10.1177/0971721820902961
  • Valkenburg, G., Mamidipudi, A., Pandey, P. and Bijker, W. (2020) Responsible innovation as empowering ways of knowing, Journal of Responsible Innovation, 2020, 7 (1): 6-25. [Taylor and Francis https://doi.org/10.1080/23299460.2019.1647087
  • Kevin Albertson, K., de Saille*, S., Pandey, P., Amanatidou, E., Naa Abeka Arthur, K., van Oudheusden, M., and Medvecky, F. (Forthcoming) An R(R)I for the present moment: Emphasising the relational in innovation. (with Journal of Responsible Innovation [Taylor and Francis].
  • Pandey, P., Valkenburg, G., Mamidipudi, A. and Bijker, W. (2021) ‘All we want is to get rid of the straw’: How biofuel policies need to be multiple, East Asian Journal of Science Technology and Society,  [Taylor and Francis].
  • Pandey, P. and Sharma, A. (2017) NGOs, controversies and ‘opening-up’ of regulatory governance in developing countries, Bulletin of Science, Technology and Society, 37 (4):199- 211. [Sage] https://doi.org/10.1177/0270467619861561
  • Pandey, P. (2013) ‘Moving forward responsibly’: From agri-biotechnology to agri-nanotechnology in India. Asian Biotechnology and Development Review, 15 (3): 81-101, [RIS].
  • Pandey, P. (2013) Triple helix for communication of innovations: Case study of Bt cotton in India. Asian Biotechnology and Development Review, 15 (1):  21-42, [RIS].
  • Pandey, P. (2014) Roundtable on the governance of regenerative medicine and the patients’ needs in India. Asian Biotechnology and Development Review, 16 (2): 71-76.
  • Pandey, P. (2019) What makes research responsible: An Indian perspective, Journal of Technology Assessment in Theory and Practice  (TATuP), 27 (3), 63-66. Oekom Verlag https://doi.org/10.14512/tatup.27.3.63
  • Pandey, P. (2013) When global meets local: Cartagena protocol on biosafety and public participation in India.  Sociale Technik, 2: 6-8

Book Chapters

  • Sharma, A. and Pandey, P. (2021) Innovations, policies and implications for promoting sustainable solar PV industry: A global overview, in Jingzheng Ren and Zhipeng Kan (eds.) Photovoltaic Sustainability and Management. 2021. AIP Publishing, New York, USA.
  • Pansera, M., Mettle Noo, K., Jimenez, A. and Pandey, P. (2020) The plurality of technology and innovation in the global south, in Stevienna de Saille, Fabien Medvecky, Michiel Van  Oudheusden, Kevin Albertson, Effie Amanatidou, Timothy Birabi, and Mario Pansera (eds.) The Fourth Quadrant: Responsibility beyond Growth. 2020 (pp. 91-110). Bristol University Press, Bristol, UK
  • Pandey, P. and Sharma, A. (2020) Swinging between responsibility and rationality: Science and technology policy visions in India, in Linda Nierling, and Torgersten Helge (eds.) The politics of Technology Assessment.  2020 (pp. 155-174). KIT Scientific Publishing, Karlsruhe, Germany.
  • Srinivas, R.K. and Pandey, P. (2019) Indian perspectives on responsible innovation: Frugal innovations, in RV Schomberg and Jonathan Hankins (eds.) International Handbook on Responsible Innovation: A Global Resource. 2019 (pp. 455-473). Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, UK.
  • Pandey, P., Desai, P.N., Chaturvedi, S. (2019) Technology assessment in global perspective: The Indian case, in Miltos Ladikas and Julia Hahn (eds.)  Constructing a global technology assessment: insights from Australia, China, Europe, Germany, India and Russia. 2019 (pp. 151-182). KIT (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology) Scientific Publishing, Karlsruhe, Germany ISBN 9783731508311
  • Responsible innovation and nanotechnology: The ‘Indian’ experience. in DM Bowman, A Dijkstra, C Fautz, J. Guivant, K. Konrad, H van Lente and S Woll (eds.) Responsibility and Emerging  Technologies: Experiences, Education and Beyond. 2016. (pp. 77-88) AKA Verlag: Berlin
  • Pandey, P. (2014) Sociotechnical imaginaries and India’s crusade for nanotechnology, in Arno A Bamme, G Getzinger, and T Berger (eds.)  Science, Technology and Society Yearbook. 2014 (pp. 83-99). Institute for Advanced Studies on Science, Technology and Society (IAS-STS), Graz.  Profil: Munich and Vienna.

A: Writings for Public and Policy Engagement

  • The Key to Resolving Straw Burning: Farmers’ expertise, Policy Brief on Missing Cultural Perspectives, Delhi/Maastricht. 2017. http://www.maastrichtsts.nl/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Policy_brief_final.pdf
  • Policy Brief on Rethinking solid waste management in India: Approaches to policy policy-making, Toxics Link. 2015.https://steps-centre.org/wp-content/uploads/Policy-Brief-April-2015.pdf
  • Report on 3rd EU-India conference on Advanced Biofuels, New Delhi, 3-5 March 2020, submitted to Biofuels working group, Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas (MoPNG), Government of India.
  • Securing the Health of Planet and People through Sustainable Biofuels: Report on World Biofuel day, 2019. Report submitted to Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas (MoPNG), Government of India.
  • Report on prospects and challenges of advanced biofuels, EU-India meeting on advanced biofuels New Delhi, 7-8 March 2018 submitted to Biofuels Working Group, Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas (MoPNG), Government of India.

B: Newspaper/Media Articles/Podcast/Blog