Adriaan is a PhD candidate at Utrecht University in the Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development. His current focus is on energy transitions and Technological Innovation Systems in Norwegian and Dutch offshore wind and solar PV development.

His expertise and research concentrate on environmental policy, institutions and alternative forms of sustainable governance. Previously, he focused on forestry certification and conducted field research in northwest Russia as part of his Master’s thesis. After graduating from the University of Lausanne, Switzerland, he continued his research on sustainable forestry management for one year (2016-2017) at Utrecht University, The Netherlands before undertaking this new innovation studies oriented project (2017-present).