Zoë Robaey is currently a doctoral candidate at the Center for Ethics and Technology at Delft University in the Netherlands. She is working fort he project New Technologies as Social Experiments: Conditions for Morally Responsible Experimentation and concentrates on the case of biotechnology. The project aims to suggest better ways of regulating the introduction of new technologies under conditions of uncertainty.
Zoë Robaey worked with the Ecologic Institute from November 2008 to August 2011. She started as a Transatlantic Fellow and then worked as a Research Assistant, parallel to her studies of Public Policy at the Hertie School of Governance. Her work focused on questions of sustainability regarding infrastructure, energy and consumer behavior, as well as on participatory processes and the spreading of eco-friendly technologies. She works in English, German and French.
Zoë Robaey was responsible for organizing the 2010 Smart Energy Dialogue. Prior to that she contributed to the projects Real world consumer behaviour and the Implementation of the EU Forestry Strategy: How to protect EU forests against harmful impacts?
In the context of her Master of Public Policy, Zoë Robaey undertook an exchange semester at Maxwell School of Syracuse University (USA) and an internship at the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) in Waterloo (Canada). She wrote her MPP thesis about the diffusion of Smart Grids in the European Union; her research was sponsored by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).
Zoë Robaey did a master’s degree in European Studies on Society, Science and Technology at Maastricht University (Netherlands) in 2008. Her master’s thesis dealt with the "Differing Views of Uncertainty in Environmental Controversies: The Kearl Oil Sands Case 2003-2008 in Canada" and was awarded second place of the Rachel Carson Awards by the Dutch Environmental Professionals Association (Vereniging van Milieuprofessionals). In 2007, she completed her Bachelor of Science in Biology and the University of Ottawa (Canada).