Ulrike Felt is Professor of Science and Technology Studies, head of the STS Department at the University of Vienna, and Vice Dean for Research of the Faculty of Social Sciences. She holds a PhD in physics/mathematics and a habilitationin Science and Technology Studies. Her research interests gravitate around issues of governance, democracy and public participation in technoscience, science communication, changing research cultures including questions of responsible innovation, as well as the role of time and future in science and society issues. She has published widely in these areas. Her work is often comparative between national contexts, technologies or scientific fields. The technoscientific fields investigated so far focused on the life sciences, biomedicine, material sciences/ nanotechnologies, nuclear power and sustainability research. She has been invited professor at numerous universities, has been and is involved in policy advice to the European Commission, to the European Science Foundation, to national bodies and serves on a number of advisory boards of academic institutions, as well as on editorial boards of journals. From July 2002 to June 2007 she was editor in chief of the international peer reviewed Journal Science, Technology, & Human Values.