Alexander Friedrich is an interdisciplinary researcher based at the Technische Universität Darmstadt. His research interests include philosophy of technology, metaphorology, conceptual history, and science and technology studies. After having received his M.A. in philosophy, sociology, and comparative literature from Chemnitz University of Technology, he earned his doctorate in philosophy at the International Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture at Justus Liebig University Giessen. As a postdoctoral scholar of the research group Topology of Technology at Technische Universität Darmstadt he is currently working on a research project on refrigeration as biopower.