N. (Neelke) Doorn N. (Neelke) Doorn


Professor Neelke Doorn is distinguished Antoni van Leeuwenhoek professor ā€˜Ethics of Water Engineeringā€™ at the Department Values, Technology and Innovation and Director of Education of the Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management. Neelke holds master's degrees in Civil Engineering (TU Delft 1997, cum laude), Philosophy (Leiden 2005, cum laude), and Law (Open University 2016, cum laude). In May 2011, she obtained her PhD degree from the TU Delft for her thesis on Moral Responsibility in R&D Networks. 

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Professor Doorn's work centres around moral questions in water engineering and policy, and climate change more generally, for which she combines philosophical approaches with empirical investigations and modelling techniques.

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Academic background

In 2013, professor Doorn received a personal NWO-Veni grant for her project 'The ethics of flood risk management'. In 2019, she received a personal NWO-Vidi grant for her project 'Responsibility arrangements in resilience policy for climate adaptation'. Professor Doorn is research fellow in the 10-year Gravitation project 'Ethics of Socially Disruptive Technologies'. In the past years, she also received multiple grants within the NWO Responsible Innovation scheme. Professor Doorn is author of Water Ethics: An Introduction published with Rowman & Littlefield in 2019, and, together with Diane Michelfelder, co-editor of The Routledge Handbook for the Philosophy of Engineering

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