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 at Delft University of Technology, and Associate with the Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University. He studied Material Science and Engineering (2006) and received his Ph.D. in Philosophy of Technology (2010). His research interests are in energy ethics, nuclear ethics, 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 Organization 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 six 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). Taebi is currently writing a monograph on Ethics and Engineering (under contract with Cambridge University Press). He is a member of The Young Academy of the Netherlands Royal Academy of Arts and Sciences (in Dutch: KNAW/DJA) and a member of the OECD Expert Group on ‘Transdisciplinary Research’.

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