Dr. Ruven Fleming joined the University of Groningen as an Assistant Professor of Energy Law in 2015. He is working at the Groningen Centre of Energy Law. His research interest is energy and environmental law, with a particular focus on 'unconventional' forms of energy production, renewable energy and energy investment and trade law.
Dr. Fleming undertook undergraduate law studies in Germany at the University of Marburg. He went on to conduct Russian language studies at Moscow State University Lomonossow/Russia and worked for a Russian/German law firm in Moscow. Prior to the commencement of his research in Groningen, Dr. Fleming received a Master in Oil and Gas law (LL.M) as well as a PhD in law from the University of Aberdeen, UK.
He is the author of 'Shale Gas, the Environment and Energy Security' (Edward Elgar Publishing, 2017) as well as various articles and book-chapters in international law outlets. Dr.
Fleming is running a weblog on current energy and climate law affairs www.energyandclimatelaw.blogspot.com, which has been ranked as a top 100 environmental law blog in 2017. He is acting as reviewer for public funding bodies and international publications. In 2012 Dr. Fleming has been awarded a four year scholarship by the German Friedrich Ebert Foundation for his research on shale gas regulation in Germany and the European Union.