Dr Matthew Eisler

Strathclyde Chancellor's Fellow

History

Personal statement

Matthew N. Eisler studies the relationship between environmental and energy policy and industrial science and technology, with a particular focus on material practice in the postindustrial era. In 2017, Dr. Eisler moved to the University of Strathclyde from North Carolina State University, where he served as Director of the Science, Technology and Society Program. As a Strathclyde Chancellor's Fellow, Dr. Eisler is completing his second book, a study of the material culture and lived experience of contemporary electric automobility. Dr. Eisler 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 program of doctoral training that links all four faculties of the University of Strathclyde.

Publications

Public policy, industrial innovation, and the zero-emission vehicle
Eisler Matthew
Business History Review Vol 94, pp. 779-802 (2021)
https://doi.org/10.1017/S0007680520000719
Ion the prize : the 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry The story of the lithium-ion battery tells much about the increasingly global nature of innovation
Eisler Matthew N
(2019)
The carbon-eating fuel cell [Blueprints for a Miracle]
Eisler Matthew N
IEEE Spectrum Vol 55, pp. 22-25 (2018)
https://doi.org/10.1109/MSPEC.2018.8362221
A prefabricated tragedy : the collapse of a superbridge in Florida shows how an entire philosophy of building can go wrong
Eisler Matthew N
(2018)
Powering Up Canada: A History of Power, Fuel, and Energy from 1600. Edited by R. W. Sandwell. McGill-Queen's University Press, 2016: ISBN 978-0-7735-4786-5
Eisler Matthew
Business History Review Vol 91, pp. 861-863 (2018)
https://doi.org/10.1017/S0007680517001647
Materials science, instrument knowledge, and the power source renaissance [scanning our past]
Eisler Matthew N
Proceedings of the IEEE Vol 105, pp. 2382-2389 (2017)
https://doi.org/10.1109/JPROC.2017.2770439

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Research interests

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

Professional activities

Rethinking Electrical History: From Esoteric Knowledge to Invisible Infrastructure to Fragile Networks
Invited speaker
25/9/2020
Annual Conference of the Society for the History of Technology
Speaker
25/10/2019

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Projects

Centre for Interdisciplinary Sustainable Practices of Research in Energy (C-INSPRE) - Strathclyde CDT
Ivaturi, Aruna (Principal Investigator) Robertson, Stuart (Principal Investigator) Comerford, David (Principal Investigator) Eisler, Matthew (Principal Investigator)
Strathclyde Centre for Doctoral Training (https://www.strath.ac.uk/research/c-inspre/) - £332,658.0
01-Jan-2019

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