Professor of STS, Maastricht University (Belgium)
Harro Van Lente
Harro van Lente (1962) is full professor of Science and Technology Studies and Head of Department at the Faculty of Arts and Social Science, Maastricht University, The Netherlands. He graduated in Physics and in Philosophy at the University or Twente, The Netherlands. In his PhD study Promising Technology (1993) he started a research programme on the role of expectations in technological change. He is now seen as one of the founding fathers of the Sociology of Expectations, which studies how representations of the future, including hypes, shape current socio-technical developments. Harro van Lente has published more than 100 journal articles, book chapters and edited volumes on technology dynamics, innovation policy and knowledge production. He is recipient of the 2018 EASST Freeman Award with the co-edited book (with Marianne Boenink and Ellen Moors) at Palgrave Macmillan, Emerging Technologies for Diagnosing Alzheimer’s Disease: Innovating with Care.