Matthew Eisler


  • United Kingdom


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Personal Statement

Matthew N. Eisler studies the relationship between environmental/energy policy and science and technology, with a particular focus on material practice in the era of postindustrial innovation. In 2017, he moved to the University of Strathclyde from North Carolina State University, where he served as Director of the Science, Technology and Society Programme. As a Strathclyde Chancellor's Fellow, Matthew completed a draft of his second book, a study of the material culture and lived experience of contemporary electric automobility, now under review at Johns Hopkins University Press. He is also one of the founders and principals of the Centre for Interdisciplinary Sustainable Practices of Research in Energy (C-INSPRE), a new and innovative interdisciplinary programme of doctoral training that links all four faculties of the University of Strathclyde.

Research Interests

  • Energy and Environmental Studies
  • Science, Technology and Innovation Studies
  • History of Engineering
  • Social and Cultural history of the United States 

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Research Output

A prefabricated tragedy: the collapse of a superbridge in Florida shows how an entire philosophy of building can go wrong

Eisler, M. N., 18 Mar 2018, Slate 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationArticle

Open Access
  • The carbon-eating fuel cell [Blueprints for a Miracle]

    Eisler, M. N., 30 Jun 2018, In : IEEE Spectrum. 55, 6, p. 22-25 4 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

  • 1 Citation (Scopus)