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President's Professor
Academic Professional, DTPHX Campus, Mailcode 3251
President's Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 3005
Lincoln Professor of Ethics & Engineering
Faculty, DTPHX Campus, Mailcode 3251
SUM/WTR Faculty Research
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 3005
Biography

Professor
Lincoln Professor of Engineering and Ethics
Professor of Law
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering

Braden R. Allenby is currently Lincoln Professor of Engineering and Ethics, and Professor of Civil, Environmental and Sustainable Engineering, and of Law, at Arizona State University, having moved from his previous position as the Environment, Health and Safety Vice President for AT&T in 2004. He is the founding director of the Center for Earth Systems Engineering and Management, and the founding chair of the Consortium for Emerging Technologies, Military Operations, and National Security, at ASU.  He is also an AAAS Fellow, a Batten Fellow in Residence at the University of Virginias Darden Graduate School of Business Administration, and a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts, Manufactures & Commerce. He was the U.S. Naval Academy Stockdale Fellow in 2009-2010, a Templeton Fellow in 2008-2010, and the J. Herbert Hollowman Fellow at the National Academy of Engineering in 1991-1992.  During 1995 and 1996 he served as Director of Energy and Environmental Systems at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.  Dr. Allenby received his BA from Yale University in 1972, his J. D. from the University of Virginia Law School in 1978, his Masters in Economics from the University of Virginia in 1979, his Masters in Environmental Sciences from Rutgers University in the Spring of 1989, and his Ph.D. in Environmental Sciences from Rutgers in 1992. His areas of expertise include industrial ecology, sustainable engineering, earth systems engineering and management, and emerging technologies.  His latest books are Industrial Ecology and Sustainable Engineering (co-authored with Tom Graedel, 2010), The Theory and Practice of Sustainable Engineering (Pearson/Prentice-Hall, 2011), and The Techno-Human Condition (with Dan Sarewitz, 2011).

Expertise

Earth Systems Engineering and Management Industrial Ecology Science and Technology Policy

Education

1992, Ph.D. Environmental Sciences, Rutgers University
1978, JD, University of Virginia
1972, BA Environmental Studies, Yale University

 

Publications
  • Eric Williams, Braden Allenby, Edward Kavazanjian. Environmental, social and economic implications of global reuse and recycling of personal computers. Environmental Science & Technology (2008).
  • Cliff Davidson, Cynthia Murphy, Sharon Austin, Chris Hendrickson, H. Scott Matthews, Eric Williams, M. Bridges, Braden Allenby, John Crittenden, Yongsheng Chen, David Allen. Adding Sustainability to the Engineer’s Toolbox: A Challenge for Engineering Educators. Environmental Science & Technology (2007).
  • Graedel, T E, Allenby, Braden Richard. Industrial Ecology. (2006).
  • Allenby, Braden Richard. Reconstructing Earth: Technology and Environment in the Age of Humans. (2005).
  • Allenby, Braden Richard, Graedel, T E. Industrial Ecology. (2005).
  • Allenby, Braden Richard. Engineering the Earth. Environmentalism and the Technologies of Tomorrow (2005).
  • Allenby, Braden Richard. Technology at the Global Scale: Integrative Cognitivism and Earth Systems Engineering and Management. Scientific and Technological Thinking (2005).
  • Allenby, Braden Richard. Engineering and Ethics for an Anthropogenic Planet. National Academy of Engineering, Emerging Technologies and Ethical Issues in Engineering (2004).
  • Allenby, Braden Richard. Infrastructure in the Age of Earth Systems Engineering and Management. Digital Infrastructures (2004).
Research Activity
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
CEE 590Reading and Conference
CEE 592Research
CEE 593Applied Project
CEE 595Continuing Registration
CEE 790Reading and Conference
CEE 792Research
CEE 795Continuing Registration
CEE 799Dissertation
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
CEE 181Tech, Social, & Sustain System
FSE 181Tech, Social, & Sustain System
SOS 181Tech, Social, & Sustain System
CEE 492Honors Directed Study
CEE 493Honors Thesis
CEE 499Individualized Instruction
SOS 552Adv Earth Systems Engr&Mgmt
CEE 580Practicum
CEE 581Adv Earth Systems Engr&Mgmt
MAS 585Capstone Course
CEE 590Reading and Conference
CEE 592Research
CEE 593Applied Project
CEE 595Continuing Registration
CEE 599Thesis
SOS 790Reading and Conference
CEE 790Reading and Conference
CEE 792Research
CEE 795Continuing Registration
CEE 799Dissertation
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
FSE 181Tech, Social, & Sustain System
SOS 181Tech, Social, & Sustain System
CEE 181Tech, Social, & Sustain System
CEE 492Honors Directed Study
CEE 493Honors Thesis
CEE 499Individualized Instruction
SOS 515Industr Ecol & Design for Sust
CEE 582Industr Ecol & Design for Sust
CEE 590Reading and Conference
CEE 592Research
CEE 593Applied Project
CEE 595Continuing Registration
CEE 599Thesis
SOS 790Reading and Conference
CEE 790Reading and Conference
CEE 792Research
CEE 795Continuing Registration
CEE 799Dissertation
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
CEE 590Reading and Conference
MAS 590Reading and Conference
CEE 592Research
CEE 593Applied Project
CEE 595Continuing Registration
CEE 599Thesis
CEE 790Reading and Conference
CEE 792Research
CEE 795Continuing Registration
CEE 799Dissertation
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
FSE 181Tech, Social, & Sustain System
SOS 181Tech, Social, & Sustain System
CEE 181Tech, Social, & Sustain System
CEE 492Honors Directed Study
CEE 493Honors Thesis
CEE 499Individualized Instruction
SOS 552Adv Earth Systems Engr&Mgmt
CEE 581Adv Earth Systems Engr&Mgmt
CEE 590Reading and Conference
CEE 592Research
CEE 593Applied Project
CEE 595Continuing Registration
CEE 599Thesis
SOS 790Reading and Conference
CEE 790Reading and Conference
CEE 792Research
CEE 795Continuing Registration
CEE 799Dissertation
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
FSE 181Tech, Social, & Sustain System
SOS 181Tech, Social, & Sustain System
CEE 181Tech, Social, & Sustain System
CEE 492Honors Directed Study
CEE 493Honors Thesis
CEE 499Individualized Instruction
SOS 515Industr Ecol & Design for Sust
CEE 580Practicum
CEE 582Industr Ecol & Design for Sust
MAS 590Reading and Conference
CEE 590Reading and Conference
CEE 592Research
CEE 595Continuing Registration
CEE 790Reading and Conference
CEE 792Research
CEE 795Continuing Registration
CEE 799Dissertation
Summer 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
CEE 590Reading and Conference
MAS 590Reading and Conference
CEE 592Research
CEE 595Continuing Registration
CEE 599Thesis
CEE 790Reading and Conference
CEE 792Research
CEE 795Continuing Registration
CEE 799Dissertation
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
CEE 181Tech, Social, & Sustain System
FSE 181Tech, Social, & Sustain System
SOS 181Tech, Social, & Sustain System
CEE 492Honors Directed Study
CEE 493Honors Thesis
CEE 499Individualized Instruction
SOS 552Adv Earth Systems Engr&Mgmt
CEE 581Adv Earth Systems Engr&Mgmt
CEE 590Reading and Conference
MAS 590Reading and Conference
CEE 592Research
CEE 593Applied Project
CEE 595Continuing Registration
CEE 599Thesis
SOS 790Reading and Conference
CEE 790Reading and Conference
CEE 792Research
CEE 795Continuing Registration
CEE 799Dissertation
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
FSE 181Tech, Social, & Sustain System
SOS 181Tech, Social, & Sustain System
CEE 181Tech, Social, & Sustain System
CEE 492Honors Directed Study
CEE 493Honors Thesis
CEE 499Individualized Instruction
SOS 515Industr Ecol & Design for Sust
CEE 580Practicum
CEE 582Industr Ecol & Design for Sust
CEE 590Reading and Conference
CEE 592Research
CEE 593Applied Project
CEE 595Continuing Registration
CEE 599Thesis
CEE 790Reading and Conference
CEE 792Research
CEE 795Continuing Registration
CEE 799Dissertation
Summer 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
CEE 498Pro-Seminar
CEE 590Reading and Conference
CEE 592Research
CEE 595Continuing Registration
CEE 790Reading and Conference
CEE 792Research
CEE 795Continuing Registration
CEE 799Dissertation
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
FSE 181Tech, Social, & Sustain System
SOS 181Tech, Social, & Sustain System
CEE 181Tech, Social, & Sustain System
CEE 492Honors Directed Study
CEE 493Honors Thesis
CEE 499Individualized Instruction
SOS 552Adv Earth Systems Engr&Mgmt
CEE 580Practicum
CEE 581Adv Earth Systems Engr&Mgmt
CEE 590Reading and Conference
CEE 592Research
CEE 593Applied Project
CEE 595Continuing Registration
CEE 599Thesis
CEE 790Reading and Conference
CEE 792Research
CEE 795Continuing Registration
CEE 799Dissertation
Fall 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
FSE 181Tech, Social, & Sustain System
SOS 181Tech, Social, & Sustain System
CEE 181Tech, Social, & Sustain System
CEE 492Honors Directed Study
CEE 493Honors Thesis
CEE 499Individualized Instruction
SOS 515Industr Ecol & Design for Sust
CEE 580Practicum
CEE 582Industr Ecol & Design for Sust
CEE 590Reading and Conference
CEE 592Research
CEE 593Applied Project
CEE 595Continuing Registration
CEE 599Thesis
CEE 790Reading and Conference
CEE 792Research
CEE 795Continuing Registration
CEE 799Dissertation
Summer 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
CEE 498Pro-Seminar
CEE 499Individualized Instruction
CEE 590Reading and Conference
CEE 592Research
CEE 595Continuing Registration
CEE 599Thesis
CEE 790Reading and Conference
CEE 792Research
CEE 795Continuing Registration
CEE 799Dissertation
Spring 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
CEE 181Tech, Social, & Sustain System
CEE 492Honors Directed Study
CEE 493Honors Thesis
CEE 499Individualized Instruction
SOS 515Industr Ecol & Design for Sust
SOS 552Adv Earth Systems Engr&Mgmt
CEE 580Practicum
CEE 581Adv Earth Systems Engr&Mgmt
CEE 582Industr Ecol & Design for Sust
CEE 590Reading and Conference
CEE 592Research
CEE 593Applied Project
CEE 595Continuing Registration
CEE 599Thesis
CEE 790Reading and Conference
CEE 792Research
CEE 795Continuing Registration
CEE 799Dissertation
Fall 2012
Course NumberCourse Title
SOS 181Intro to Sustainable Engineerg
CEE 181Intro to Sustainable Engineerg
CEE 492Honors Directed Study
CEE 493Honors Thesis
CEE 499Individualized Instruction
SOS 515Industr Ecol & Design for Sust
SOS 552Adv Earth Systems Engr&Mgmt
CEE 581Adv Earth Systems Engr&Mgmt
CEE 582Industr Ecol & Design for Sust
CEE 590Reading and Conference
CEE 592Research
CEE 593Applied Project
CEE 595Continuing Registration
CEE 599Thesis
CEE 790Reading and Conference
CEE 799Dissertation
Presentations
  • Allenby, Braden. Workshop on Ambient Atmosphere Air Capture (Jul 2007).
  • Allenby, Braden. The Future of Civil and Environmental Engineering: Complex Systems and the Anthropogenic Earth. Workshop on Frontier Research Directions in Civil and Environmental Engineering (Jun 2007).
  • Allenby, Braden. Complexity, Sustainability, and the Anthropogenic Earth. Plenary keynote (Jun 2007).
  • Allenby, Braden. Policy Implications of Technological Convergence. Gordon Conference on Science and Technology Policy (Aug 2006).
  • Allenby, Braden. Building the Sustainable Engineering Community. Center for Sustainable Engineering Workshop (Jul 2006).
  • Allenby, Braden. What is Sustainable Engineering. Center for Sustainable Engineering Workshop (Jul 2006).
  • Allenby, Braden. What is Sustainable Engineering?. Keynote Lecture (Jul 2006).
  • Allenby, Braden. Cognition in the Future. Public Lecture
  • Allenby, Braden. The Theological Foundations of the Environmental, Technological and Sustainability Discourses. Invited sermon
  • Allenby, Braden. Transhumanism and the Sacred. Invited Templeton Fellow lecture
  • Allenby, Braden. Transhumanism, the Enlightenment, and the Future of the Human. Invited Templeton Fellow lecture
  • Allenby, Braden. Understanding the Social and Environmental Dimensions of Nanotechnology. Nanotechnology Roundtable
  • Allenby, Braden. Business Decision-Making and Innovation in an Environmentally Constrained World. Invited Lecture
  • Allenby, Braden. Earth Systems Engineering and Management for the Business Student. Invited lecture
  • Allenby, Braden. Earth Systems Engineering and Management: Challenges to Current Sustainability Paradigms. Invited Lecture
  • Allenby, Braden. Earth Systems Engineering and Management: Practicing Technology in the Anthropocene. Colloquium Lecture
  • Allenby, Braden. Earth Systems Engineering and Management: The Future of Civil Engineering?. Invited Lecture
  • Allenby, Braden. Earth Systems Engineering and Management: Understanding the Nexus of Industrial Activity and Global Systems. Invited Lecture
  • Allenby, Braden. Engineering for the 21st Century: Managing Humanity’s Relationship with the Environment. Invited Lecture
  • Allenby, Braden. Entrepreneurship in the Anthropocene. Invited Lecture
  • Allenby, Braden. Ethical Dimensions of Earth Systems Engineering and Management. Invited Lecture
  • Allenby, Braden. Sustainability and Beyond, Executive education program. Educational module on earth systems engineering and management (4 hours)
  • Allenby, Braden. Technological and Natural Systems in the Anthropocene. Invited Lecture
  • Allenby, Braden. Technology in the Anthropocene. Invited Lecture
  • Allenby, Braden. Technology, Industry, and the Anthropocene. Invited Lecture
  • Allenby, Braden. The 2020 Vision for Space – and the Terraformed Earth. Topics in Engineering Workshop 2004
  • Allenby, Braden. The Construction of an Anthropogenic Planet: Earth Systems Engineering and Management. Invited Lecture
  • Allenby, Braden. The Implications of Technological Evolution for Global Health Patterns. Invited Presentation
  • Allenby, Braden. Design for Resilience: Complexity and Urban Systems. Keynote speech and Public Lecture
  • Allenby, Braden. Earth Systems Engineering and Management. Workshop on Trading Zones and Interactional Expertise
  • Allenby, Braden. Perspectives on Human Enhancement. Science Workshop on Human Enhancement
  • Allenby, Braden. Sustainable Engineering in the Anthropocene. Invited Lecture
  • Allenby, Braden. Sustainable Engineering: Natural and Human Systems in the Anthropocene. Humanist Society of Greater Phoenix
  • Allenby, Braden. Technology, Nature, and Society: Industrial Ecology to Earth Systems Engineering and Management. Invited lecture
  • Allenby, Braden. Panelist and Review Expert
  • Allenby, Braden. An Environmentalism for the 21st Century. Visiting lecture
  • Allenby, Braden. Corporate Planning and Innovation in Emerging Urban Networks. Keynote Lecture, Meeting the Sustainability Challenge
  • Allenby, Braden. Designing Material Systems in the Anthropocene. AIChE Annual Conference, Plenary Session I
  • Allenby, Braden. Earth Systems Engineering for Sustainability. Invited Lecture
  • Allenby, Braden. Engineering for the 21st Century: The Role of the IEEE. Keynote Lecture
  • Allenby, Braden. Human and Natural Systems in the Anthropocene. Invited lecture
  • Allenby, Braden. Sustainability in the Anthropocene. Keynote
  • Allenby, Braden. Technology as a Defining Discourse. Invited Lecture
  • Allenby, Braden. The Network-Centric Organization. Keynote, National Association of Environmental Managers Annual Conference
  • Allenby, Braden. Dawn of the Anthropocene: Earth Systems Engineering and Management. Public Lecture
  • Allenby, Braden. Earth Systems Engineering and Management – The Future Earth Systems Revolution, Earth Systems Revolutions: Key Turning Points in the History of Our Planet. Keynote Presentation
  • Allenby, Braden. Engineering Education and Sustainability as Myth. Panel on Sustainable Engineering Education
  • Allenby, Braden. Ethics in the Now and Future Techno World.
  • Allenby, Braden. Ethics, Technology and Sustainability. Public Lecture
  • Allenby, Braden. From Human to Transhuman: Technology and the Reconstruction of the World. Templeton Fellow Public Lecture
  • Allenby, Braden. Industrial Ecology from the Student’s Perspective. Biannual Conference
  • Allenby, Braden. Industrial Ecology, Sustainability, and the Future: Technology and the Reconstruction of the World. Studium Generale (public lecture),
  • Allenby, Braden. Interacting Complex Systems: ICT Infrastructure in the City. 2007 IEEE International Symposium on Electronics and the Environment
  • Allenby, Braden. Introduction to Life Cycle Assessment. International Symposium on Electronics and the Environment
  • Allenby, Braden. Life on a Terraformed Planet. Public Lecture
  • Allenby, Braden. Reality. Public lecture
  • Allenby, Braden. Sustainable Design and Mythic Structure. Keynote Lecture
  • Allenby, Braden. Sustainable Engineering Education: Translating Myth to Reality. International Symposium on Electronics and the Environment
  • Allenby, Braden. Sustainable Engineering in the Anthropocene. Invited lecture
  • Allenby, Braden. Sustainable Engineering in the Real World. Keynote presentation
  • Allenby, Braden. Sustainable Engineering Now and in the Future. Keynote presentation
  • Allenby, Braden. Synthetic biology. Public Television Panel Discussion
  • Allenby, Braden. Technology, Christianity, and Dueling Teleologies. Public lecture
  • Allenby, Braden. Technology, Transhumanism, and Sustainability. Invited Lecture
Service
  • IEEE Technical Committee on Electronics and the Environment, Chair (2007 - Present)
  • Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering, GIOS Liaison (2006 - Present)
  • Center for Nanotechnology in Society, Executive Committee Member (2006 - 2008)
  • School of Sustainability, Member, Executive Committee (2006 - 2008)
  • IEEE/Care Innovation/Eco Design joint conference, Steering and Advisory Board (2008)
  • AAAS Committee on Science, Engineering and Public Policy, Chair, reappointed (2006 - 2007)
  • Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering, Faculty Senate (2006 - 2007)
  • Academic Senate, Member (2007)
  • Arizona Product Development and Management Association Annual Conference, Member, Planning Committee (2007)
  • IEEE International Symposium on Electronics and the Environment, Co-chair (2007 - 2007)
  • AAAS panel on Sustainable Engineering Education, AAAS Annual Conference, Organizer (2007 - 2007)
  • Academic Senate Task Force on Classified Research, Member (2006)
  • Civil and Environmental Engineering, Member, Search Committee (2006)
  • Civil and Environmental Engineering/Global Insititute of Sustainability, Member, Search Committee (2006)
  • Consortium for Science Policy Outcome, Member, Search Committee (2006)
  • Global Insitute of Sustainability Studies, Member, Academic Programs Committee (2006)
  • Global Institute of Sustainability, Member, Planning Committee (2006)
  • Lincoln Professor hire, ASU Polytechnic campus, Member, Search Committee (2006)
  • IEEE International Symposium on Electronics and the Environment, Co-chair (2006 - 2006)
  • Workshop on the Policy Implications of Cognitive Enhancement Technologies, Arizona State University, Organizer (2006 - 2006)
  • California Polytechnical Institute Center for Sustainability in Engineering, Member, Advisory Board (2006)
  • Sustainability Science, Associate editor-in-chief (2005)
  • University of Illinois at Chicago Institute for Environmental Science and Policy, External Advisory Board, Appointed member, second term (2005)
  • AAAS Forum on Science and Technology Policy, Moderator and Discussant (2004)
  • AAAS Committee on Science, Engineering and Public Policy, Past Chair (Present)
  • Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy, Member, Editorial Board (Present)
  • Culture and Communication, The University of Virginia Engineering Division of Technology, Member, Advisory Board (Present)
  • DOE Task Force on Alternative Futures for the DOE National Laboratories, Former Member, Advisory Board (Present)
  • DOE/DOD/EPA Strategic Enviromental Research and Development Program, Former Member, Advisory Board (Present)
  • Engineers Without Borders, Member, Advisory Board (Present)
  • Environmental Quality Management, Member, Editorial Board (Present)
  • IEEE Technical Committee on Electronics and the Environment, Chair (Present)
  • National Environmental Education and Training Foundation, Trustee (Present)
  • Secretary of Energy, Former Member, Advisory Board (Present)
  • Techology and Society, Member, Editorial Board (Present)
  • The Bulletin of Science, Member, Editorial Board (Present)
  • The Environmental Law Institute Forum, Member, Advisory Board (Present)
  • The Journal of Industrial Ecology, Member, Editorial Board (Present)
  • The Journal of Sustainable Product Design, Member, Editorial Board (Present)
  • The University of Michigan Erb Environmental Management Institute, Member, Advisory Board (Present)