Research

Over the last few years, my research has increasingly shifted from studying nanostructured materials to a  focus on the intersection of Science, Technology and Public Policy. My public policy research is currently being carried out jointly between the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, where I am a faculty member in  the Science, Technology, & Public Policy Program.

I serve on the faculty executive committee for the Science Technology and Society secondary field in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and work closely with faculty in FAS, HLS, HKS and HMS. From 2010 to 2017 I developed new courses at the intersection of Technology and Society for the General Education part of the undergraduate curriculum and also as a Freshman Seminar. At the Kennedy School I created policy courses on science , technology and Innovation in both the energy and cyber areas and in new and emerging technologies. The teaching and research at the Kennedy School resulted in two books: " Transforming U.S Energy Technology Innovation" with Laura Diaz Anadon and Matthew Bunn and "Cycles of Invention and Discovery;Rethinking the Endless Frontier" with Tolu Odumosu . As Dean of SEAS i articulated the transformation of Engineering Education and the creation of what I called "Rennaiscaince Engineers"- Engineers who understamd d not only how things work but how the world works . At Santa Barbara I created the Center for Entreprenurship and Engineering Management . It has now been embedded in cross-university Technology and Managemeny Teaching Program for Master's and PhD students. My o

My current research associates and collaborators are listed below: 

Prof Ambuj Sagar Head, School of Public Policy, IITD . I am a Distinguished Visiting Scholar at SPP/IITD and we are working of various aspects of institutional design and higher technical education in India. Prof. Sagar is also a Senior Fellow at the Belfer Center and working closely with Prof.Holdren and myself on development of joint post doctoral fellows working on problems of deep decarbonization and energy technology innovation in the Indian context. A joint grant between us is currently funded by the Oak Foundation

Dr. Jeffrey Y. Tsao, Sandia National Laboratories , New Mexico on a book project on the "Genesis of Technoscientific Revolutions:Rethinking the Nature and Nurture of Research"which was published by Harvard University Press (November 2021). For author's page see:https://discoveryresearch.org/

Prof. Laura Diaz Anadon (Univ. of Cambridge,England) and Prof Gabriel Chan (Univ.of Minn) as co-PIs on a 3 year grant of $560,000 from the Sloan Foundation to study the role of spillovers in energy technology innovation (2018-2021)

Dr.Anna Goldstein, energy R&D, and institutional design of new constructs like ARPA-E 

Dr. Ajinkya Kamat and Dr. Radhika Khosla on various aspects on energy policy in India

Dr.Afreen Siddiqui and Dr.Mashiro Haraguchi on waste to energy conversion frameworks

Other recent collaborators: Dr.Joern Hoppmann,  Dr.Zhenyu Li, Dr.Amitai bin Nur, Prof.Bruce Alberts

For Narayanamurti publications related to the Belfer Center , please see Belfer Center for International Affairs , Science Technology and Public Policy web site https://www.belfercenter.org/person/venkatesh-venky-narayanamurti

 

 

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