Dr. Carlos Cuevas Garcia



I am a social scientist interested in the relationships between human and social life and the production and consumption of science and technology. I started my academic training studying sociology in Mexico and science and technology studies (or STS) in the United Kingdom at the University of Nottingham, where I obtained my master and doctoral degrees. I have carried out research looking at the development of interdisciplinary academic careers and the management of interdisciplinarity in academic institutions; at the emergence of interdisciplinary fields with a particular focus on biofabrication; and currently at co-creation practices in robotics as part of a project called SCALINGS, funded by the European Commission.

  • Instruments to foster innovation (co-creation, interdisciplinarity, transdisciplinarity)
  • Governance of research and innovation
  • Care, responsibility and generosity in technoscience
  • Robotics




  • “Scaffolding expertise: from expectations to interventions in the development of biofabrication”. Biennial meeting, European Association for the Study of Science and Technology (EASST), Lancaster, UK, 25-28 Jul.
  • “Situating three-dimensional cell micro-environments in their institutional and regulatory macro-environment. The challenge of regulating regulatory objects”. 17th Science and Democracy Network Meeting, Munich, 27-30 Jun.


  • “An introduction to Science and Society”. Lecture for the Biofabrication MSc students, University of Würzburg, Germany.
  • “Playing down the hype of 3D bioprinting”. Annual meeting, Society of Social Studies of Science (4S), Boston, US. 30 Aug – 2 Sep.
  • “More than words: an argumentative toolkit for interdisciplinary initiatives”. Science in Public Conference, Sheffield, UK. 10-12 Jul.
  • Society for the Social Studies of Science (4S)
  • European Association for the Study of Science and Technology (EASST)
  • 2015 Postgraduate representative of the year, University of Nottingham
  • 2015 2nd prize best Ph.D. publication, School of Sociology and Social Policy
  • 2011-2015 National scholarship, Mexican Council on Science and Technology (CONACYT)
  • 2010-2011 National scholarship, Mexican Council on Science and Technology (CONACYT)
  • 2009 ‘Mención honorífica’, Universidad Autónoma del Estado de Hidalgo
  • 2008 Scholarship for ‘The Scholar Ship’