Nils Markusson

University of Lancaster

Nils Markusson is a social scientist, with a wide-ranging background in engineering, innovation policy, innovation studies and science & technology studies (STS), and most recently cultural political economy. Much of his work is done in multi- and interdisciplinary collaborations, spanning social science, natural science, engineering and the humanities.

The core of his interest is about the politics of environmental technology. He wants to understand the relationship between how we develop and use technology in response to environmental problems on one hand, and political processes at varying scales in society on the other. Markusson has previously done research on cleaner technology in process industry firms, and work on CCS focussing on innovation processes, learning and lock-in. He has also published on the social construction of climate engineering. His current work is about possible interaction effects between greenhouse gas removal technologies and climate mitigation efforts.