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Laura Anadon

Director, Energy Technology Innovation Policy Research Group
and Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy at Kennedy School of Government
Harvard University

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Laura Diaz Anadon is the Director of the Energy Technology Innovation Policy research group and Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.  Laura’s research focuses on energy- and environment-oriented technological progress and seeks to: (1) identify and quantify the diverse benefits that derive from policies designed to promote it; (2) map the complex factors—including but not limited to policies—that contribute to it; and (3) create tools for policy makers and analysts to manage the systemic uncertainties that accompany it.  Laura also studies the coupling between water and energy systems and its implications, and the effectiveness of innovation institutions internationally.  In addition to her work on systems analysis in energy and technology policy, Laura has published in chemical engineering and nuclear magnetic resonance journals, carried out process engineering research projects at DuPont and Bayer Pharmaceuticals, collaborated extensively with Johnson Matthey Catalysts, and worked as a financial consultant for banks on credit risk models for financing technology projects. Laura holds a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the Magnetic Resonance and Catalysis Group at the University of Cambridge (UK), a Master in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School, and a Master in Chemical Engineering from the University of Manchester (UK). She has also studied and worked on research at the University of Stuttgart (Germany).