Christian Oltra Algado is PhD in Sociology. He has been working as a research assistant in the Department of Sociology at the University of Barcelona. Since 2005, he works at the Socio-technical Research Centre at Ciemat. His main research areas are the social perception of technological and environmental issues, climate change communication and theories of post-industrial society and the natural environment. His PhD dissertation deals with the role of citizens and scientists in environmental reform. He is currently participating in a research project dealing with the social perception of climate change and carbon capture and sequestration technologies. He is also involved in an EFDA international project to analyse the social perception of fusion energy and a national project to analyse non technical barriers in the development of an energy innovation.