Visiting address

Room B4.200 Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management Jaffalaan 5 2628 BX Delft

Mail address

Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management Jaffalaan 5 2628 BX Delft


+31 15 2788484


Udo Pesch is assistant professor at Delft University of Technology. He is affiliated to the department of Values, Technology and Innovation of the faculty of Technology, Policy and Management. His disciplinary interests include responsible innovation, science and technology studies, technology dynamics, environmental politics, public administration, and philosophy. He has published a book The Predicaments of Publicness (2005, Eburon) and a range of articles on different subjects.


Key publications

  • Pesch, U. (2005). The Predicaments of Publicness. An Inquiry into the Conceptual Ambiguity of Public Administration. Delft: Eburon.
  • Pesch, U. (2008). The Publicness of Public Administration. Administration & Society, 40(2), 170-193.
  • Pesch, U. (2014a). Engineers and Active Responsibility. Science and engineering ethics, 1-15.
  • Pesch, U. (2014b). Sustainable development and institutional boundaries. Journal of Integrative Environmental Sciences, 11(1), 39-54.
  • Pesch, U. (2015). Tracing discursive space: Agency and change in sustainability transitions. Technological Forecasting and Social Change.

Scientific publications (selection)


  • Dignum, M., Correlje, A., Cuppen, E., Pesch, U. and B. Taebi. 2016. Contested Technologies and Design for Values: The Case of Shale Gas. Science and Engineering Ehics 22 (4): 1171-1191. available online
  • Taebi, B., Correljé, A., Cuppen, E., van de Grift, E and Pesch, U. 2016. Ethics and the assessment of large energy projects, Proceedings of the IEEE.Ethics 2016 Conference, 13-14 May 2016, Vancouver. available online


  • Taebi, B., A. Correljé, E. Cuppen, M. Dignum and U. Pesch. 2014. Responsible innovation and an endorsement of public values: the need for interdisciplinary research. Journal of Responsible Innovation 1 (1): 118-124. available online