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Prof. 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 Full Professor of Energy & Climate Ethics and Scientific Director of the Safety & Security Institute at Delft University of Technology. He further leads TU Delft | The Hague, which is a university wide initiative with the aim to bring engineering knowledge closer to the heart of public policy and politics.

Taebi studied Material Science and Engineering (2006) and received his Ph.D. in Philosophy of Technology (2010). He was affiliated with Harvard University’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs (2014-2020) and a member of The Young Academy of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (DJA-KNAW, 2016-2021). Taebi is the co-Editor-in-Chief of Science and Engineering Ethics, and co-editor a volume on The Ethics of Nuclear Energy (Cambridge University Press, 2015) and the author of a monograph on Ethics and Engineering. An Introduction (Cambridge University Press, 2021). He has further served on the OECD Expert Panel that published the report Addressing societal challenges using transdisciplinary research (OECD, 2020).

Published books and volumes (selection)

Cover Image - The Ethics of Nuclear Energy
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