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Prof. Ibo van de Poel

Prof. Ibo van de Poel

Delft University of Technology Head of the Department Values, Technology & Innovation

Ibo van de Poel is Anthoni van Leeuwenhoek Professor in Ethics and Technology and head of the Department Values, Technology & Innovation of the School of Technology, Policy and Management at Delft University of Technology. He did a master in Philosophy of Science, Technology and Society (with a propaedeutic exam in Mechanical Engineering) and obtained a PhD in Science and Technology Studies from  the University of Twente before he came to Delft in 1998.

Van de Poel’s research focuses on several themes in the ethics and philosophy of technology: responsible innovation, design for values, the moral acceptability of technological risks, engineering ethics, moral responsibility in research networks, ethics of new emerging technologies, and the idea of new technology as social experiments. In 2010, he received a prestigious VICI grant from the Netherlands Organization on Scientific Research (NWO) for his research on new technologies as social experiments.