SESHA 2016 Speaker Biography

Dr. Braden Allenby
Professor, Arizona State University

Braden R. Allenby is Lincoln Professor of Engineering and Ethics; Presidentís Professor of Civil, Environmental, and Sustainable Engineering, and of Law; Founding Chair of the Consortium for Emerging Technologies, Military Operations, and National Security; and Founding Director of the Center for Earth Systems Engineering and Management, at Arizona State University. He moved to ASU from his previous position as the Environment, Health and Safety Vice President for AT&T in 2004. Dr. Allenby received his BA from Yale University, his JD and MA (economics) from the University of Virginia, and his MS and Ph.D. in Environmental Sciences from Rutgers University. He is past President of the International Society for Industrial Ecology, ex-Chair of the AAAS Committee on Science, Engineering, and Public Policy, and ex-Chair of the IEEE Presidential Sustainability Initiative. He is an AAAS Fellow and a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts, Manufactures & Commerce, and has been a U. S. Naval Academy Stockdale Fellow (2009-2010), an AT&T Industrial Ecology Fellow (2007-2009), a Templeton Research Fellow (2008-2009), and a Batten Fellow in Residence at the University of Virginia's Darden Graduate School of Business Administration. From 1995 to 1997, he was Director for Energy and Environmental Systems at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, and from 1991 to 1992 he was the J. Herbert Holloman Fellow at the National Academy of Engineering in Washington, DC. His areas of expertise include emerging technologies, especially in the military and security domains; Design for Environment; industrial ecology; telework and netcentric organizations; transhumanism; and earth systems engineering and management. In 2008 he was selected by the Carnegie Foundation as 2008 Arizona Professor of the Year. His latest books are Industrial Ecology and Sustainable Engineering (co-authored with Tom Graedel in 2009), The Techno-Human Condition (co-authored with Dan Sarewitz in 2011), The Theory and Practice of Sustainable Engineering (2012), and The Applied Ethics of Emerging Military and Security Technologies (an edited volume released by Ashgate Press in 2015).