Philip J. Vergragt

Clark University

Philip J Vergragt PhD is a Professor Emeritus of Technology Assessment at Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands; and a Research Professor at Marsh Institute, Clark University, Worcester, MA. He has co-authored more than 100 scientific publications and four books.

His main research interests are visioning and backcasting; sustainable technological and social innovations in transportation, energy, and housing; grassroots innovations; socio-technical transitions; sustainable consumption and production; sustainable cities; and technology assessment of emerging technologies. In the 1990s he was a Board member of the Greening of Industry network.

Since 2008 he is a Founding Executive Board member of SCORAI, the North American Sustainable Consumption and Action Initiative; in 2011 he was a co-founder of GRF-SPaC, the Global Research Forum on Sustainable Production and Consumption. Since 2016 he is a member of the Coordinating Committee, now Steering Committee of the KAN SSCP, the Future Earth Knowledge Action Network on Systems of Sustainable Consumption and Production.

Philip obtained a PhD in Chemistry from the University of Leiden, The Netherlands, in 1976.