I am Associate Professor of Political Science at the Illinois Institute of Technology in the Department of Social Sciences. I am also a research affiliate at Argonne National Laboratory’s Joint Center for Energy Storage Research and have held research fellowships and appointments at the Asiatic Research Institute at Korea University, the East Asia Institute, the Industrial Technology Research Institute, and the Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute.
“Understand green” – the term is used extensively and prompts debate. I pick apart its most widely accepted definition – long-term-orientation and sustainability – and examine how science and technology and their generation relate to human purpose and maximize public value. I research the following:
- innovation systems and the challenges of R&D collaboration and technology transfer;
- the Northeast Asian region and its transboundary air pollution problem;
- politicized science and how people respond to climate change and “green” energy;
- politics and technology, including filter bubble formation and social media signaling.