Ir. T.E. (Tristan) de Wildt


Tristan is Postdoc researcher at the Ethics/Philosophy section of the Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management of Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) in the Netherlands. After having completed the System Engineering, Policy Analysis and Management program in Delft, he worked as a consultant within the CWE Flow-Based Market Coupling project. Tristan did his PhD on value conflicts, moral acceptability and social acceptance of energy systems.


Tristan is part of the ERC funded project 'Design for Changing Values'. His work aims to address value conflicts embedded in energy systems in support of social acceptance. While a large share of the literature addressing social acceptance originates from behavioural sciences and social psychology, Tristan uses ethics of technology as a starting point. This is deemed more effective to anticipate social acceptance issues caused by energy systems. To fulfil this research goal, Tristan integrates ethics of technology with complexity sciences and text mining approaches. Methods used include agent-based modelling, exploratory modelling and analysis, and probabilistic topic models.

  • WM0318TNW - Wetenschaps- en argumentatieleer

  • de Wildt TE, Chappin EJ, van de Kaa G, Herder PM. A comprehensive approach to reviewing latent topics addressed by literature across multiple disciplines. Applied Energy 2018;228:2111–28.
  • T. E. de Wildt, E. J. Chappin, G. van de Kaa, P. M. Herder, I. R. van de Poel, Conflicting values in the smart electricity grid a comprehensive overview, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 111 (2019) 184–196.

Value Change: ERC project on Design for changing values: a theory of value change in sociotechnical systems.

Tristan de Wildt

Postdoc researcher

Monday till Friday

Values, Technology and Innovation

Ethics and Philosophy of Technology

Research interests:
Design for values
Management of responsible innovation
Value change
Value conflicts
Exploratory modelling

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Ir. T.E. (Tristan) de Wildt

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