Sverker Sörlin is Professor of Environmental History at KTH since 2002, and is Senior Researcher affiliated with the MUM platform. His core area of research is in the roles and functions of knowledge in environmentally informed modern societies. Another major area of interest is research and innovation policy where he serves as a policy analyst and advisor. Along with his academic career Sverker Sörlin is engaged in environmental and research policy advice in Sweden and internationally. He is a regular contributor to the largest Swedish daily the Dagens Nyheter, appears frequently in the public media, has conducted film and documentary projects for national radio and television, and is a widely read science writer and author of narrative non-fiction.