Belfer Center researchers include Harvard faculty members, project directors and other expert staff, senior fellows and fellows. They contribute frequently to outside publications, advise government officials, participate in special commissions, brief journalists and policymakers, and share research results with specialists and the public.
Science, Technology, and Public Policy (continued)
Professor of Public Policy and Corporate Management in the Aetna Chair, Emeritus
Research Fellow, Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program
Dongbo Shi is a Ph.D. student in public policy and a research fellow of the China Institute for Science and Technology Policy at Tsinghua University. He studies public policy and management, focusing on issues of research and innovation policy. His research topics also cover policy innovation and industrial policy
Visting Scholar, Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program
Afreen Siddiqi is broadly interested in quantitative systems-level analysis of the energy-water nexus and its policy implications. She is also a Research Scientist in the Engineering Systems Division at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where she is currently working on structured cross-domain interactions of large-scale systems.
Associate, Energy Technology Innovation Policy research group
Dr. Fernando de Sisternes' research aims at improving the understanding of the socio-technical complexities of energy systems in order to reduce their environmental impact, while preserving economic efficiency and security of energy supply.
Albert Pratt Professor of Business and Government; Member of the Board; Director, Harvard Project on Climate Agreements
Director, Harvard Environmental Economics Program
Chair, Environment and Natural Resources Faculty Group
Chairman, Ph.D. Programs in Public Policy and Political Economy & Government
Co-Chair, Kennedy School-Harvard Business School Joint Degree Programs
Member of the Board, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
Robert N. Stavins is the Albert Pratt Professor of Business and Government, Director of the Harvard Environmental Economics Program, and Chairman of the Environment and Natural Resources Faculty Group.
Director, The Cyber Project
Dr. Michael Sulmeyer recently concluded several years in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, serving most recently as the Director for Plans and Operations for Cyber Policy. He received his B.A. and J.D. from Stanford University and his M.A. in War Studies from King's College London. He is a Term Member at the Council on Foreign Relations.
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program
Dr. Kavita Surana's research focuses on understanding factors that influence successful innovation institutions in energy and beyond and on quantifying the role of government policies in promoting technology innovation in various countries.
Research Fellow, Project on Managing the Atom/International Security Program
Behnam Taebi an assistant professor of philosophy of technology at the Faculty of Technology, Policy, and Management at Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands. His research focuses on the ethics and governance of multinational nuclear waste repositories.
Giorgio Ruffolo Doctoral Research Fellow, Sustainability Science Program/Energy Technology Innovation Policy research group
Tian Tang is a Ph.D. candidate in public administration at Syracuse University. Her research focuses on assessing the impacts of energy policies on the development and deployment of renewable energy technologies in China and the United States.
Associate, Project on Managing the Atom
Alex Wellerstein received Ph.D. from the Department of the History of Science, Harvard University, in October 2010. His work focuses on the history of nuclear secrecy in the United States from the Manhattan Project through the War on Terror ("Knowledge and the Bomb: Nuclear Secrecy in the United States, 1939–2008").