Visiting address

Room b4.150 TPM Faculty Jaffalaan 5 2628 BX Delft

Mail address


+31 15 27 89689

Jan Bergen is a PhD student at Delft University of technology an his research is part of a larger 3TU project on ‘New Technologies as Social Experiments: Conditions for Morally Responsible Experimentation’.
Jan’s main area of research is the ethics of nuclear energy technologies, with a particular focus on the role of technological reversibility in responsible technology development. Jan is currently developing a social-pragmatic understanding of technological (ir)reversibility, as well as an phenomenological framework in which reversibility is a structural prerequisite for hospitality and justice.

Jan has a Masters degree in Product Development (University College of Antwerp, Cum Laude). His thesis focused on the integration of ecodesign criteria in more general product design and innovation methodologies. Jan also holds an MSc in Industrial Ecology (Leiden University/Delft University of Technology, Cum Laude). His MSc thesis consisted of a qualitative discourse analysis concerning the role of government in Transition Management literature, and its validation with Transition Management professionals.

Scientific publications (selection)


  • Bergen, Jan Peter. 2014. “On Engineers Engaging Ethics Through Dis-location and Reconnection.” Journal of Responsible Innovation.