David Walwyn is a Professor in the Graduate School of Technology Management at the University of Pretoria. His research interests cover sustainability transitions, renewable energy, science and innovation policy, research management and industry localisation.

He currently teaches two courses in engineering economics and three courses in energy value chains. He supervises at least 15 Masters students each year on the management of technology programme offered by the University of Pretoria and has two PhD students.

He has published widely in the area of science and technology policy, research management, health sciences and biotechnology (1 patent, 42 articles in peer-reviewed journals, 6 book chapters, 48 conference papers and many articles in the Press on sites such as The Conversation and Engineering News). He has also consulted on many policy projects relating to innovation policy and supported university technology transfer through techno-economic feasibility studies.

Dr Walwyn has a B.Sc. Chemical Engineering from the University of Cape Town and a PhD in Organic Chemistry from the University of Cambridge. He is a member of the Academy of Sciences of South Africa and an Associate Editor on the International Journal of Innovation and Technology Management and Energy Research and Social Science.

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