Jaime Bonnin Roca

Research Associate

Academic Interests

  • Uncertainty in emerging process-based technologies
  • Effect of institutional instability in technology adoption
  • Adaptive regulatory frameworks to balance innovation and safety
  • Technoeconomic analysis of emerging technologies



Jaime joined the Institute for Manufacturing in January 2018. He holds a dual PhD in Engineering and Public Policy from Carnegie Mellon University (USA) and Instituto Superior Técnico (Portugal). Jaime studies the role of public support in the adoption of emerging technologies, and how the different nature of each technology may affect the most appropriate policy mix. Before starting his PhD, Jaime obtained a MSc in Aeronautical Engineering from the Technical University of Madrid, and later worked as a contractor at the European Space Operations Center, developing software for Earth Observation satellites.



Bonnín Roca, J., Vaishnav, P., Fuchs, E.R.H., Morgan, M.G., 2016. Policy needed for additive manufacturing. Nat. Mater. 15, 815–818.

Bonnín Roca, J., Vaishnav, P., Mendonça, J., Morgan, G., 2017a. Getting Past the Hype About 3-D Printing. MIT Sloan Manag. Rev. Camb. 58, 57–62.

Bonnín Roca, J., Vaishnav, P., Morgan, M.G., Mendonça, J., Fuchs, E., 2017b. When risks cannot be seen: Regulating uncertainty in emerging technologies. Res. Policy 46, 1215–1233.

Laureijs, R.E., Bonnín Roca, J., Narra, S.P., Montgomery, C., Beuth, J.L., Fuchs, E.R.H., 2017. Metal Additive Manufacturing: Cost Competitive Beyond Low Volumes. J. Manuf. Sci. Eng. 139, 081010.

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