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Dr Laura Diaz Anadon

Dr Laura Diaz Anadon

Lecturer

University Teaching Officer

Bye-Fellow Peterhouse

Office Hours

Tuesdays 15:15-17:15


Office Phone: 01223 (7)67 263

Biography:

CV

Dr. Laura Diaz Anadon is University Lecturer (Assistant Professor) at the Department of Politics and International Studies at Cambridge. She is also a Bye Fellow at Peterhouse (starting in October 2016), an associate researcher of the Energy Policy Research Group at Cambridge, a Fellow at C-EENRG, and a Research Associate at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at the Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) at Harvard University.

Dr. Anadon joined POLIS in September 2016 from the Harvard Kennedy School, where she was an Assistant Professor of Public Policy since July 2013. Before that, she held various posts also at HKS including Associate Director of the Science, Technology and Public Policy (STPP) program, Co-Principal Investigator of the Energy Technology Innovation Policy research group, Member of the Board of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, co-Director of the Project of Innovation and Access to Technologies for Sustainable Development, and Faculty affiliate of the Harvard Center for the Environment and the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs. In 2015-2016 she was a Visiting Senior Lecturer in Science, Technology Innovation and Public Policy at University College London. At HKS Anadon also developed and taught courses on Energy Innovation Policy and a core MPP course on Policy Analysis.

Anadon has engaged with policy makers in the United States, China, South Korea, the United Kingdom, Spain, and Mexico, among other countries, and contributed to the UN Global Sustainable Development report and the Global Energy Assessment. She was on the advisory board of the project on "Accelerating Energy Innovation" at the International Energy Agency and has worked as a consultant for various organisations (i.e., Climate Strategies on a World Bank project, UNFCCC, and OECD). She was selected by the Packard Foundation in 2014 as a thought leader in innovation and energy in a project about innovative roles for philanthropy, and has given numerous international invited seminars and plenary talks.

Anadon holds a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the Magnetic Resonance and Catalysis Group at the University of Cambridge, a Masters in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School, and a Masters in Chemical Engineering from the University of Manchester. She has also studied and worked on research at the University of Stuttgart, where she conducted her Diplomarbeit (masters thesis). She also carried out process engineering research projects at DuPont and Bayer Pharmaceuticals, collaborated extensively with Johnson Matthey Catalysts, and worked as a financial consultant at Oliver Wyman for banks on credit risk models for financing technology projects.

She has received various awards and scholarships, including from the US-UK Fulbright Commission, the Fundacion Caja Madrid, the Real Colegio Complutense, the European Federation of Chemical Engineers, and the Britain’s Top Younger Engineers Award at the House of Commons. She is member of the Editorial Advisory Panel in Nature Energy, editor of Sustainable Production and Consumption, and member of the editorial board of Energy Research & Social Science and Environmental Research Reviews.

Research Interests

Energy and climate policy;  innovation and science policy;  technological change; R&D institutions and management;  decision making under uncertainty;  water-energy-food nexus;  policy and integrated analysis;  sustainable development

Dr. Anadon has three main areas of research: The first area of research is on understanding on energy and environment-oriented technological progress, which seeks to: identify and quantify the diverse benefits that derive from policies designed to promote it; map the complex factors—including but not limited to policies—that contribute to it; and create tools for policymakers and analysts to manage the systemic uncertainties that accompany it. Her second area of research focuses on the study of public innovation institutions and how to improve their effectiveness in various places across the globe. A third area of focus is the study the coupling between water and energy systems and its implications for policy-making, with a particular emphasis on the United States, China, and the Middle East and North Africa region. 

Her work on energy, innovation and science policy and systems analysis has resulted in over 30 journal articles (including Nature Energy, Research Policy, Nature Climate Change, Environmental Science & Technology, Risk Analysis, Climatic Change, Environmental Research Letters, Nature Climate Change and Energy Economics), a 2014 edited Cambridge University Press book entitled “Transforming U.S. Energy Innovation”, a forthcoming book on science and technology policy and partnerships in the Gulf, and 6 book chapters. Anadon has also published in chemical engineering and nuclear magnetic resonance journals, 

Dr. Anadon is the lead of one of the 5 research working packages of a recently-awarded a collaborative EU-funded H2020 project: “Innovation pathways, strategies and policies for the Low-Carbon Transition in Europe.”

Teaching

Dr. Anadon is on the faculty of the MPhil in Public Policy at the Department of Politics and International Studies.  In this capacity she is teaching Scientific Methods and the Nature of Evidence in the Lent Term and also of Independent Research papers and the Lent Term Case Studies.

Dr. Anadon is also the Human, Social and Political Sciences (HSPS) Director of Studies at Peterhouse.

At the Harvard Kennedy School, Dr. Anadon co-developed and taught the Policy Analysis core course of the Harvard Kennedy School Master in Public Policy. She also designed and taught a module on Energy Innovation Policy.

At UCL she taught half of the module on Research Methods to PhD student in Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy and a component of Policy Analysis to MPAs.

Key Publications

Anadon, LD, Chan, G, Harley, A, Matus, K, Moon, S, Murthy, S, Clark, W. “Making Innovation Work for Sustainable Development”. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. vol. 113 no. 35, 9682–9690. (2016). (First three authors contributed equally).

Anadon, LD, Chan, G, Bin-Nun, A, Narayanamurti, V. “The pressing energy innovation challenge of the U.S. national labs.” Nature Energy. 1, 16117, September 12 (2016).

Nemet, GF, Anadon, LD, Verdolini, E. ‘Quantifying the effects of expert selection and elicitation design on experts’ confidence in their judgments about future energy technologies.’ Risk Analysis (2016). In press. (All authors contributed equally). 

Santen, NR, Anadon, LD. ‘Balancing solar PV deployment and RD&D: A comprehensive framework for managing innovation uncertainty in electricity technology investment planning.Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 60 (2016), pp. 560-569.

Surana, K, Anadon, LD.Public Policy and Financial Resource Mobilization in Developing Countries: a Comparison of Approaches and Outcomes in China and India.Global Environmental Change 34(2015); 340-359. 

Liu, Z, Davis, SJ, Feng, K, Hubacek, K, Liang, S, Anadon, LD, Chen, B, Liu, J, Yan, J, Guan, D. ‘Targeted opportunities to address the climate-trade dilemma in China.Nature Climate Change, September 28 (2015).

Baker, E, Bosetti, V, Anadon, LD. ‘Energy Policy Special Issue on Defining Robust Energy R&D Portfolios.’ Energy Policy, 80 (2015), pp. 215-218. (Editorial article, equal contributions of authors). 

BOOK: Anadon, LD, Bunn, M, Narayanamurti, V. (Editors.) ‘Transforming U.S. Energy Innovation’. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, United Kingdom (2014). 

BOOK CHAPTER: Anadon, LD, Nemet, GF. ‘The U.S. Synthetic Fuels Program: Policy consistency, flexibility, and the long-term consequences of perceived failures.’ In “Energy Technology Innovation: Learning from Success and Failure.”  Edited by A Grübler and C Wilson. In Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, United Kingdom (2013), pp. 257-274. 

Zhang, C, Anadon, LD. (2014) ‘A multi-regional input-output analysis of domestic virtual water trade and provincial water footprint in China.’ Ecological Economics, 100 (2014), pp.159-172. 

Zhang, C, Anadon, LD. ‘Life cycle water use of energy production and its environmental impacts in China.’ Environmental Science & Technology. 24(47) (2013), pp. 14459-14467. 

Anadon, LD.Missions-oriented RD&D institutions in energy: a comparative analysis of China, the United Kingdom, and the United States.’ Research Policy 41(10) (2012), pp. 1742-1756.

Qiu, Y, Anadon, LD. The price of wind power in China during its expansion: Technology adoption, learning-by-doing, economies of scale, and manufacturing localization. Energy Economics 34(3) (2012), pp. 772-785.

Siddiqi, A, Anadon, LD. ‘The Water-Energy Nexus in Middle East and North Africa.’ Energy Policy 39(6) (2011), pp. 4529-4540. 

Other Publications

Technology Innovation and Energy Policy

 

  1. Siddiqi, A, Stoppani, J, Anadon, LD, Narayanamurti, V. ‘Scientific Wealth in Middle East and North Africa: Productivity, Indigeneity, and Specialty in 1981-2013’. PLoSONE (Public Library of Science ONE). 11(11):e0164500. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0164500 (2016).
  2. Anadon, LD, Chan, G, Bin-Nun, A, Narayanamurti, V. “The pressing energy innovation challenge of the U.S. national labs.” Nature Energy. Accepted.
  3. Siddiqi, A, Ereiqat, F, Anadon, LD. ‘Formulating expectations for future water availability through infrastructure development decisions in arid regions.’ Systems Engineering  10.1002/sys.21337  (2016).
  4. Nemet, GF, Anadon, LD, Verdolini, E. ‘Quantifying the effects of expert selection and elicitation design on experts’ confidence in their judgments about future energy technologies.’ Risk Analysis (2016). In press. (All authors contributed equally).
  5. Anadon, LD, Baker, ED, Bosetti, V, Reis, L. ‘Expert views - and disagreements - about the potential of energy technology R&D.’ Climatic Change (2016).
  6. Santen, NR, Anadon, LD. ‘Balancing solar PV deployment and RD&D: A comprehensive framework for managing innovation uncertainty in electricity technology investment planning.’ Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 60 (2016), pp. 560-569.
  7. Surana, K, Anadon, LD. ‘Public Policy and Financial Resource Mobilization in Developing Countries: a Comparison of Approaches and Outcomes in China and India.’ Global Environmental Change 34(2015); 340-359.
  8. Liu, Z, Davis, SJ, Feng, K, Hubacek, K, Liang, S, Anadon, LD, Chen, B, Liu, J, Yan, J, Guan, D. ‘Targeted opportunities to address the climate-trade dilemma in China.’ Nature Climate Change, September 28 (2015).
  9. Grindle, AK, Siddiqi, A, Anadon, LD. ‘Food security amidst water scarcity: insights on sustainable food production from Saudi Arabia.’ Sustainable Production and Consumption 2(2015), pp. 67-78.
  10. Liu, Z, Feng, K, Hubacek, K, Liang, S, Anadon, LD, Zhang, C, Guan, D. ‘Four system boundaries for carbon accounts.’ Ecological Modelling, 318:118-125 (2015).
  11. Guo, Y, Ru, P, Jun, S, Anadon, LD. ‘Not in My Backyard, but Not Far away from Me: Local Acceptance of Wind Power in China.’ Energy, 82 (2015), pp. 722-733.
  12. Baker, E, Bosetti, V, Anadon, LD. ‘Energy Policy Special Issue on Defining Robust Energy R&D Portfolios.’ Energy Policy, 80 (2015), pp. 215-218. (Editorial article, equal contributions of authors).
  13. Bosetti, V, Marangoni, G, Borgonovo, E, Anadon, LD, Barron, R, C. McJeon, WC, Politis, S, Friley, P. ‘Sensitivity to Energy Technology Costs: A Multi-model comparison analysis.’ Energy Policy 80 (2015), pp. 244-263.
  14. Verdolini, E, Anadon, LD, Lu, J, Nemet, GF. ‘The effects of expert selection, elicitation design and R&D assumptions on experts' estimates of the future costs of photovoltaics.’ Energy Policy 80 (2015), pp. 233-243.
  15. Baker, ED, Bosetti, V, Anadon, LD, Henrion, M, Reis, LA. ‘Future costs of key low-carbon energy technologies: Harmonization and aggregation of energy technology expert elicitation data.’ Energy Policy 80 (2015), pp. 219-232
  16. Zhang, C, Anadon, LD, Mo, H, Zhao, Z, Liu, Z. ‘The water-carbon tradeoff of China’s coal power industry.’ Environmental Science & Technology 48(19) (2014), pp. 11082-11089.
  17. Hajjar, DP, Moran, GW, Siddiqi, A, Richardson, JE, Anadon, LD, Narayanamurti, V. ‘Prospects for policy advances in science and technology in the Gulf Arab States: the role of international partnerships.’ International Journal of Higher Education 3(3) (2014), pp. 45-57.
  18. Logar, N, Anadon, LD, Narayanamurti, V. ‘Semiconductor Research Corporation: An Industry Collaborative for Mission-Oriented Research.’ Minerva 52(2) (2014), pp. 237-261.
  19. Choi, H, Anadon, LD. ‘The role of the complementary sector and its relationship with network formation and government policies in emerging sectors: The case of solar photovoltaics between 2001 and 2009.’ Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 82 (2014), pp. 80-94.
  20. Zhang, C, Anadon, LD. (2014) ‘A multi-regional input-output analysis of domestic virtual water trade and provincial water footprint in China.’ Ecological Economics, 100 (2014), pp.159-172.
  21. Zhang, C, Anadon, LD. ‘Life cycle water use of energy production and its environmental impacts in China.’ Environmental Science & Technology. 24(47) (2013), pp. 14459-14467.
  22. Jordaan, SM, Anadon, LD, Mielke, E, Schrag, DP. ‘Regional water- and land-use implications of reducing oil imports with natural gas, shale oil, or biofuels in the United States.’ Environmental Science & Technology 47(21) (2013), pp. 11976-11984. (Awarded Best Technical Paper at the Canadian Renewable Fuels Summit).
  23. Anadon, LD, Nemet, GF, Verdolini, E. ‘The future costs of nuclear power using multiple expert elicitations: effects of RD&D and elicitation design.’ Environmental Research Letters 8 (2013), pp. 034020. (Selected to appear in the monthly highlights collection and topic of an ERL journal Perspective)
  24. Zhi, Q, Jun, S, Ru, P, Anadon, LD. ‘The evolution of China’s national energy RD&D programs: The role of scientists in science and technology decision-making.’ Energy Policy 61 (2013), pp. 1568-1585.
  25. Kajenthira, A, Siddiqi, A, Anadon, LD. ‘Bridging decision networks for integrated water and energy planning..’ In press, Energy Strategy Reviews 2(1) (2013), pp. 46-58. (Energy Strategy Reviews: 4th of 25 Hottest Articles).
  26. Anadon, LD, Bosetti, V, Bunn, M, Lee, A. ‘Expert judgments about RD&D and the future of nuclear energy.’  Environmental Science & Technology 41(21) (2012), pp. 11497-11504.
  27. Anadon, LD. ‘Missions-oriented RD&D institutions in energy: a comparative analysis of China, the United Kingdom, and the United States.’ Research Policy 41(10) (2012), pp. 1742-1756.
  28. Kajenthira, A, Siddiqi, A, Anadon, LD. ‘The Case for Cross-Sectoral Water Reuse in Saudi Arabia: Bringing Energy into the Water Equation.’ Journal of Environmental Management 102 (2012), pp. 184-192.
  29. Qiu, Y, Anadon, LD. ‘The price of wind power in China during its expansion: Technology adoption, learning-by-doing, economies of scale, and manufacturing localization.’ Energy Economics 34(3) (2012), pp. 772-785.
  30. Siddiqi, A, Anadon, LD. ‘The Water-Energy Nexus in Middle East and North Africa.’ Energy Policy 39(6) (2011), pp. 4529-4540.
  31. Anadon, LD, and Nemet, GF. ‘Case study on the U.S. Synthetic Fuels Program: policy consistency, flexibility, and the long-term consequences of perceived failures.’ Global Energy Assessment. Coordinated by IIASA. Cambridge University Press. June (2012).
  32. Kempener, RK, and Anadon, LD. ‘Case study on Energy RD&D investments in the United States and major emerging economies’. Global Energy Assessment. Coordinated by IIASA. Cambridge University Press. June (2012).
  33. Sutherland, WJ, Bellingan, L, Bellingham, JR, Blackstock, JJ, Bloomfield, RM, Bravo, M, Cadman, VM, Cleevely, DD, Clements, A, Cohen, AS, Cope, DR, Daemmrich, AA, Devecchi, C, Anadon, LD, Denegri, S, Doubleday, R, Dusic, NR, Evans, RJ, Feng, WY,  Godfray, HCJ, Harris, P, Hartley, SE, Hester, AJ, Holmes, J, Hughes, A,  Hulme, M, Irwin, C, Jennings, RC, Kass, GS, Littlejohns, P, Marteau, TM, McKee, G, Millstone, EP, Nuttall, WJ, Owens, S, Parker, MM, Pearson, S, Petts, J, Ploszek, R, Pullin, AS, Reid, G, Richards, KS, Robinson, JG, Shaxson, L, Sierra, L, Smith, BG, Spiegelhalter, DJ, Stilgoe, J, Stirling, A, Tyler, CP, Winickoff, DE, Zimmern, RL. ‘A collaboratively-derived science-policy research agenda.’  PLoSONE (Public Library of Science ONE), 7(3): e31824. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0031824. (2012).
  34. Gallagher, KS, Anadon, LD, Kempener, R, Wilson, C. ‘Trends in Global Energy-Technology Innovation’. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews – Climate Change 2, Issue 3 (2011), pp. 372-396.
  35. Chan, G, Anadon, LD, Chan, M, Lee, A. ‘Expert Elicitation of Cost, Performance, and RD&D Budgets for Coal Power with CCS.’ Energy Procedia 4 (2011), pp. 2685-2692.
  36. Narayanamurti, V, Anadon, LD, and Sagar, AD. ‘Institutions for Energy Innovation: A Transformational Challenge.’ Issues in Science & Technology, September (2009), pp. 57-64. U.S. National Academies.


Multiphase Flow and MRI

  1. Dietrich, W, Anadon, LD, Sederman, AJ, Gladden, LF, Agar, D. ‘Simulation studies on the performance enhancement in periodically operated trickle-bed reactors based on experimental local liquid distribution measurements.’ Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research 51 (2012), 1672-1679.
  2. Anadon, LD, Sederman, AJ, Gladden, LF. ‘Rationalising MRI, conductance and pressure drop measurements of the trickle-to-pulse transition in trickle beds.’ Chemical Engineering Science 63 (2008), 4640-4648.
  3. Gladden, LF, Anadon, LD, Dunckley, CP, Mantle, MD, and Sederman, AJ. ‘Insights into gas-liquid-solid reactors obtained by magnetic resonance imaging.’ Chemical Engineering Science 62 (2007), 6969-6977.
  4. Anadon, LD, Sederman, AJ, Gladden, LF. ‘The Mechanism of the Trickle-to-Pulse Transition in Fixed-Bed Reactors.’ American Institution of Chemical Engineers Journal 52 (2006), 1522-1532.
  5. Gladden, LF, Akpa, BS, Anadon, LD, Heras, JJ, Holland, DJ, Mantle, MD, Matthews, S, Mueller, C, Sains, MC, Sederman, AJ.Dynamic MR imaging of single- and two-phase flows.’ Chemical Engineering Research & Design 84(A4) (2006), 272-28.
  6. Gladden, LF, Anadon, LD, Lim, MHM, Sederman, AJ, and Stitt, EH. ‘Insights into the Mechanism of the Trickle-to-Pulse Transition in Trickle-Bed Reactors.’ Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research 44 (2005), 6320-6331.
  7. Anadon, LD, Lim, MHM, Sederman, AJ, Gladden, AF. ‘Hydrodynamics in two-phase flow within porous media.’ Magnetic Resonance Imaging 23 (2005) 291-294.
  8. Sederman, AJ, Anadon, LD, El-Bachir, MS, Lim, MHM, Mantle, MD, Sains, MC, and Gladden, LF. ‘Latest developments in dynamic MRI of multi-phase systems.’ 4th World Congress on Industrial Process Tomography, Aizu, Japan (2005). Conference Proceedings.
  9. Cilliers, JJ, Anadon, LD, Wee, FS. ‘Temperature, classification and dewatering in 10 mm hydrocyclones.’ Minerals Engineering 17 (2004) 591-597.

Book and Book Chapters

1. BOOK: Siddiqi, A, Anadon, LD (Editors). ‘Science and Technology Development in the Gulf States: Economic Diversification through Regional Collaboration.’ Gerlach Press, Germany, Berlin. Forthcoming in November 2016. Also author of two chapters: 

Chapter 1: Siddiqi, A, Anadon, LD. ‘Scientific Wealth and Technical Capacity in the GCC: International Collaborations to Achieve New National Visions’, introductory chapter by editors. 

Chapter 2: Siddiqi, A, Anadon, LD. ‘Science and Engineering Research Collaborations: Patterns of Integration and Extension in the GCC’

2. BOOK CHAPTER: Siddiqi, A, Anadon, LD, Narayanamurti, V. ‘Science and Engineering Education in the GCC: Challenges in the Road for Transformation’. In ‘Higher education investment in the Arab States of the Gulf: Strategies for Excellence and Diversity’. Eds. Dale Eickelman and Rogaia Mustafa Abusharaf. Gerlach Press, Berlin, Germany. November 2016.

3. BOOK: Anadon, LD, Bunn, M, Narayanamurti, V. (Editors). ‘Transforming U.S. Energy Innovation’. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, United Kingdom (2014). 

Book Review in Science and Public Policy, (2016), 1–2, doi: 10.1093/scipol/scw010

Also first author of two chapters and co-author in 4 chapters:

Chapter 1: Bunn, M, Anadon, LD, Narayanamurti, V. ‘The need to transform US energy innovation.’

Chapter 2: Anadon, LD, Chan, G, Lee, A. ‘Expanding, and improving targeting of, U.S. investment in energy innovation: an analytical approach.

Chapter 3: Logar, N, Anadon, LD, Narayanamurti, V. ‘Maximizing the return on investment’

Chapter 4: Jones, C, Anadon, LD, Narayanamurti, V. ‘Encouraging private-sector energy technology innovation and public-private cooperation.’

Chapter 5: Kempener, K, Bunn, M, Anadon, LD. ‘Maximizing the benefit from international energy innovation cooperation.’

Chapter 6: Anadon, LD, Narayanamurti, V, Bunn, V. ‘Transforming US energy innovation: how do we get there?’

4. BOOK CHAPTER: Anadon, LD, Nemet, GF. ‘The U.S. Synthetic Fuels Program: Policy consistency, flexibility, and the long-term consequences of perceived failures.’ In “Energy Technology Innovation: Learning from Success and Failure.” Edited by A Grübler and C Wilson. In Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, United Kingdom (2013), pp. 257-274

5. BOOK CHAPTER: Grübler, A, Anadon, LD, Gallagher, KS, Kempener, R, O’Rourke, Anastasia, Wilson, C. ‘Global R&D, market formation, and diffusion investments in energy technology innovation.’ In “Energy Technology Innovation: Learning from Success and Failure.” Edited by A Grübler and C Wilson. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, United Kingdome (2013), pp. 292-308.

6. BOOK CHAPTER: Kempener, R, Anadon, LD, Gallagher, KS, Jiang, K. ‘Energy RD&D Investments in the major emerging economies and the United States’ In “Energy Technology Innovation: Learning from Success and Failure.” Edited by A Grübler and C Wilson. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, United Kingdom (2013), pp. 309-331.

7. BOOK CHAPTER: Anadon, LD, and Holdren, JP. ‘Policy for Energy-Technology Innovation.’ Acting in Time on Energy Policy. Edited by KS Gallagher. (2009). Brookings Institution Press

8. BOOK CHAPTER: Gladden, LF, Akpa, BS, Anadon, LD, Dunckley, CP, Lim, MHM, Mantle, MD, and Sederman, AJ. ‘Magnetic Resonance Imaging: A new window on the catalyst operating in the reactor Laura Diaz Anadon CV – page 6 environment.’ Turning Points in Solid-State, Materials, and Surface Science. KDM Harris and PP Edwards (Editors). Royal Society of Chemistry, Cambridge, UK (2008), pp. 457-478. 

9. BOOK CHAPTER: Gladden, LF, Anadon, LD, Lim, MHM, Sederman, AJ. ‘Two-Phase Flow in Trickle-Bed Reactors.’ NMR Imaging in Chemical Engineering. Wiley-VCH, Weinheim, Germany (2006), pp. 534-551.