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Evan S. MichelsonEvan S. Michelson
Senior Research Associate, Rockefeller Foundation
Evan S. Michelson is a Senior Research Associate at The Rockefeller Foundation, where he is responsible for developing and implementing foresight and trend scanning research processes for technology and international development issues. Previously, he served as a Research Associate for the Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, DC. While at the Wilson Center, Michelson conducted nanotechnology policy analysis and co-created the first publicly available inventory of nanotechnology consumer products. 

He has worked as a visiting researcher in the Korea Science and Engineering Foundation as part of the National Science Foundation’s East Asia and Pacific Summer Institute program and as a science outreach instructor in Columbia University’s Physics Emasondosondo project in South Africa. He has also developed public outreach and education programs as a Christine Mirzayan Science and Technology Policy Graduate Fellow at the Marian Koshland Science Museum of The National Academies. 

His work has covered a wide range of issues in science and technology policy, including the impact of science and technology on international development, science and technology foresight, and the governance of emerging technologies. He has published articles and book chapters in several journals and collections, including Foresight, Science and Public Policy, Journal of Industrial Ecology, Ecotoxicology, Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society, Journal of Technology Studies, Ethics and Infectious Disease, Nanotechnology and Society, Nanotechnology Applications for Clean Water, and Converging Technologies for Human Progress. 

Michelson received a M.A. in international science and technology policy from The George Washington University, a M.A. in philosophical foundations of physics from Columbia University, and a B.A. in philosophy of science from Brown University. He is currently a Ph.D. candidate in public administration at the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service at New York University.