Hans Jakob Walnum has a PhD degree from Aalborg University Faculty of Engineering and Science from 2015. His thesis was called “Fixing or transferring environmental problems in the transport sector”. Walnum is also cand.polit. in political science from Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) from 2005. Walnum has worked with issues related to transferring of environmental problems, sustainable energy, transport and life cycle analyses since his start at Western Norway Research Institute in 2008.
Walnum combines perspectives from several disciplines in his work such as technological-oriented environmental studies, political science and sociology.