Dr. Kasper Ampe
Since September 2022, at the Centre for Sustainable Development, I am involved in two European projects. SUNER-C focusses on technologies related to solar fuels, e-carriers and chemicals, whereas ELECTRO is concerned with the chemical recycling of plastics. In both projects, I identify socio-technical issues and hope to facilitate a dialogue about these controversies with civil society, companies and governments as well as disciplines such as engineering and natural and social sciences.
Before that, I obtained a master’s degree in international politics in 2013 and, in 2014, an advanced master’s in conflict and development studies in the Global South, both from Ghent University. After a stint during 2014-2016 as a shop manager in a social enterprise focussed on labour market insertion and second-hand shops in Ghent, in November 2016, I joined the Biotechnology & Society group (Delft University of Technology) as well as the Centre for Sustainable Development (Ghent university). Accordingly, at the beginning of 2022, I successfully defended my Marie Skłodowska-Curie PhD research on politics, wastewater and the circular economy. At the same time, from November 2020 to July 2022, I worked on multiple projects as a policy-oriented researcher at HIVA-KU Leuven, focussing on policy, labour, just transitions and circular economy.