Dr. ir. Taebi, B. (Behnam)

Delft University of Technology
Section: Philosophy
Faculty: Technology, Policy and Management

Domain-Specific Ethics
Ethics of Energy
Methods and Approaches
Nuclear Ethics
responsible innovation
Visiting address

Jaffalaan 5
Room b4.120

Mail address

P.O. Box 5015 2628 BX Delft The Netherlands


+31 (0)15 278 7511


Behnam Taebi is Associate Professor in ethics of technology and Scientific Director of the Safety & Security Institute at Delft University of Technology. He studied Material Science and Engineering (2006) and received his Ph.D. in Philosophy of Technology (2010). Taebi was an in-residence Fellow (2014-2016) at Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University; he has been continuing this affiliation as an Associate (2016-2020). His research interests are in energy ethics, risk governance, responsible research and innovation (RRI) and engineering ethics. Taebi has finished a Veni project (2014-2018) and he is currently working on a joint RRI project on understanding controversies in energy technologies (both projects awarded by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research).

Taebi is the coordinating editor of a volume on The Ethics of Nuclear Energy (Cambridge University Press, 2015) and co-editor of several special issues with Journal of Risk Research (2015 and 2019), Sustainability (2019), Science and Engineering Ethics  (2019), International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (2019) and Risk, Hazard, Crisis and Public Policy (2019). He is currently writing a monograph on Ethics and Engineering (under contract with Cambridge University Press). Taebi is a member of The Young Academy, a branch of the Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (in Dutch: DJA-KNAW) and a member of the OECD Expert Group on ‘Transdisciplinary Research for Addressing Global Challenges’.


Cover Image - The Ethics of Nuclear Energy

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