Poonam Pandey

DST-Science, Technology and Innovation Policy Fellow

Dr. Poonam Pandey is a post-doctoral fellow at DST-Centre for Policy Research IISc, Bangalore. Her work at DST-CPR engages with Responsible Research and Innovation and policy aspects of second generation (2G) bioethanol in India and Brazil. She has completed a post-doc from Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Maastricht University, the Netherlands and Ph. D from Centre for Studies in Science Policy, JNU, New Delhi. Most of her work on emerging technologies in health, energy and agriculture builds on the interdisciplinary aspects of science policy, STS and innovation studies. She is currently serving as a board member for the Society of New and Emerging Technologies (S.Net) and reviewer for various international journals.


Journal Special Issue:

Pandey,  P.  (2020). Responsible Research  and Innovation in the Global  South: Agriculture, Renewable  Energy  and  the  Pursuit  of Symmetry—Special  issue  of Science, Technology & Society (Sage Publications, Open Access), co-edited with W.E. Bijker, G. Valkenburg and A. Mamidipudi, Volume 25, Issue 2. https://journals.sagepub.com/toc/STS/current.
Journal Articles and Book Chapters (peer reviewed):

Pandey,  P.  2020. RRI’s  ‘Commitment  to  Care’  and  Vulnerability of Agricultural Systems: The ‘Problem’ of Rice  Straw  Burning in  India, Science, Technology and Society, 25 (2): 240-255, Sage Publications. https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/0971721820902965.

Pandey,  P.  2020. Responsible Research and Innovation in the Global South: Agriculture, Renewable Energy and the Pursuit of Symmetry in Science, Technology and Society, 25 (2): 215-222. Sage Publications (with   Wiebe   Bijker,   Govert Valkenburg and Annapurna Mamidipudi).



Pandey,   P.   2019. Indian Perspectives   on   Responsible   Innovationand   Frugal Innovation in   Rene Von Schomberg and  Jonathan   Hankins (ed.) International Handbook on Responsible Innovation: A Global Resource, Edward Elgar, UK (with Ravi Srinivas).

Pandey,  P.  2019. Technology Assessment  in  Global Perspective: The Indian Case  in Miltos Ladikas and Julia Hahn (ed.) Towards a Global TA, KIT (Karlsruhe Institute of  Technology) Scientific Publishing, Germany (with Pranav  Desai and Sachin Chaturvedi).

Pandey,  P. (2018). What Makes Research Responsible:  An Indian Perspective? TATuP, 27 (3), 63-66.

Pandey, P.  2016. Responsible Innovation and Nanotechnology: The ‘Indian’ Experience in DM Bowman, A Dijkstra, C Fautz, J Guivant, K Konrad, H van Lente and S Woll (eds.) Responsibility and Emerging Technologies: Experiences, Education and Beyond, AKA Verlag: Berlin.

Pandey, P. 2016. Sociotechnical Imaginaries and India’s crusade for Nanotechnology in Arno A Bamme, G Getzinger, and T Berger (eds.)  Yearbook 2014 of the Institute for  Advanced  Studies  on  Science, Technology  and Society, Profil:  Munich and Vienna.

Pandey,  P.  2013. ‘Moving Forward Responsibly’: From Agribiotechnology to Agrinanotechnology  in  India. Asian  Biotechnology  and  Development  Review,  Vol. 15, No. 3, pp. 81-101.

Pandey,  P.  2013. Triple  Helix for Communication of Innovations: Case Study of Bt Cotton in India. Asian Biotechnology and Development Review, Vol. 15, No. 1, pp. 21-42. Peer Reviewed Journal Articles (Revise and Resubmit).

Pandey, P.  Bringing Laxmi and Saraswati together: Nano-Scientists and Imaginary of Academic Entrepreneurship in India (with Mario Pansera).

Pandey,   P.  Knowledge   Politics, Vulnerability and Recognition-Based Justice: Renewable Energy Transitions in India(with Aviram Sharma). 

Pandey, P. Epic narratives of the Green Revolution in Brazil, India and China, (with Lidia Cabral and Xiuli Xu). Manuscripts under Preparation.

Pandey, P. Bringing Frugal Innovations in Healthcare: A Case Study of Nano-Enabled Diagnostic Start-ups in India.

Pandey,  P.  On  the  Record,  Of  the  Record:  Communicating  and  Mitigating  the Challenges of Straw Burning in India (with Aviram Sharma).

Pandey,  P. ‘We can’t afford it’: What Scientists in India Think About the ‘Risks’ in Innovation and Governance of Nanotechnology.

Working Papers

Pandey, P. Transitioning to a Bio-Economy: Indian Initiatives in the Bioenergy Domain (June 12, 2020). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3625392 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3625392.

Pandey, P. Learning Beyond Boundaries: Policy-Making in the Time of a Pandemic (April 20, 2020). (with Mario Pansera). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3581378 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3581378.

Newspaper and Media Articles:

Pandey,  P.  (2017,  October  28)  It’s  a  Question  of  Dignityand  Identity  of  Farmers (with  Govert  Valkenburg,  Annapurna  Mamidipudi  and  Wiebe  Bijker), Hindustan Times. Retrieved  from http://www.hindustantimes.com/analysis/stubble-burning-and-pollution-it-is-a-deeper-question-of-the-dignity-and-identity-offarmers/storyhNBALpZguwsUyDUu8nuCiO.html.

Pandey,  P.  (2017,  May  19)  From  Bt  Brinjal  to GM Mustard:  Are  we  Now  Ready  to AdoptGM Food Crops, Hindustan Times. Retrieved from http://www.hindustantimes.com/analysis/bt-brinjal-to-gm-mustard-are-we-now-ready-to-adopt-gm-food-crops/story-wWreKSaTXaDXMpIJSwC56K.html.

Republished the journal article ‘Moving   Forward   Responsibly: From Agribiotechnology  to  Agrinanotechnology in India’ in The  Seed  Times, Magazine published by the Seed Authority of India.