Dr. Daniel Thorpe

Researcher at the Joint Innovation Hub

After completing his vocational commercial training in air traffic and a subsequent period of work, Dr. Daniel Thorpe initially studied Social and Cultural Anthropology (Ethnology), Southeast Asian Studies and Psychology at the Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main from 2007 onwards. Afterwards he attained a master's degree in Science and Technology Studies at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland, after which he completed his doctorate at the University of Edinburgh from2014 to 2019.

Daniel Thorpe focused on transnational knowledge and technology transfer and postcolonial science and technology studies. In this context, he researched the use of satellite-based remote sensing data in the context of developing countries and emerging economies, using the example of corresponding institutions in southwestern Nigeria. Daniel Thorpe then spent three months teaching at Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands.

Daniel Thorpe has been working at the newly founded Joint Innovation Hub at Fraunhofer ISI in Karlsruhe as a member of the scientific staff since September 2019.