Branco Ponomariov

Nuclear Energy Revival: Why it’s required for sustainable economic development


Assistant Professor, Public Administration, University of Texas at San Antonio

Branco is currently an Assistant Professor in the department of Public Administration at the University of Texas at San Antonio, where he has been teaching and doing research since 2008.

Before coming to Texas, he spent 2 years as a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Illinois at Chicago, after completing his PhD in Public Policy at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia in 2006.

His primary research interests are in the areas of science and technology policy and public management. He has published more than 20 peer-reviewed journal articles on university-industry relations, technology transfer, outsourcing of public services, and human resources management in the public sector.

In addition to his regular duties, he also has extensive experience working on federally funded grants and projects from agencies such as the National Science Foundation and Department of Energy.

Originally from Bulgaria, Dr. Ponomariov pursues international research collaborations whenever possible. Recent projects include a study on the improvements in the domestic research capacity in Brazil and Africa conducted in collaboration with colleagues from Finland, and a report on the state of the art knowledge in human resources management in R&D, commissioned by the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) – a Paris-based international developmental organization.

Branco’s talk is partly based on background research for a book project on US energy policy.