I am an assistant professor (tenure track) of International Politics at the Ghent Institute for International Studies, Ghent University, Belgium. My research covers energy security, international politics and global governance.

I am co-editor of The Palgrave Handbook of the International Political Economy of Energy (Palgrave, 2016), Rising Powers and Multilateral Institutions (Palgrave, 2015), author of The Politics and Institutions of Global Energy Governance (Palgrave, 2013) and co-author of Global Energy Governance in a Multipolar World (Ashgate, 2010). My research has appeared or is forthcoming in journals such as Global Environmental Politics; Energy Policy; British Journal of Political Science; International Environmental Agreements; Global Governance; Global Policy; Middle East Policy; and the Review of International Organizations.

I am currently a member of the IRENA support team with the Global Commission on the Geopolitics of the Energy Transformation. I am the coordinator of the REFRACT network, a member of the steering committee of the regular WIRE seminars, and an associated member of the REPI research group at the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB). I’m also a Research Fellow with the Earth System Governance network, a non-resident fellow with the Payne Institute, Colorado School of Mines, and a fellow with the Initiative for Sustainable Energy Policy (ISEP) at Johns Hopkins University.

In 2016, I was a member of the Atlantic Council Task Force on the Reform of the Global Energy Architecture. From 2009 to 2011, I was a member of the S.T. Lee Study Group on Global Energy Governance led by Ann Florini and Navroz Dubash. In April-May 2011, I was a visiting scholar at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University, where I worked under the auspices of Robert O. Keohane.

Reviewer for Energy Policy; European Journal of International Relations; International Interactions; Nature Climate Change; Review of International Organizations; Journal of International Relations and Development; Science, Technology & Human Values; Climate PolicyEcological IndicatorsEnergy Research & Social Science; Global Environmental PoliticsReview of International Studies; International Affairs; International Environmental AgreementsJournal of Environmental Policy & Planning; Third World Quarterly; Cambridge University Press; Palgrave Macmillan; Policy Press; Routledge; Oxford University Press; National Science Center (Poland).

Member of the editorial boards of Energy Research & Social Science (Elsevier), International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics (Springer), and Palgrave Communications (Palgrave).