Profile

Neelke Doorn is full professor at the Department of Ethics and Philosophy of Technology of Delft University of Technology. Her primary research is dedicated to moral questions in water governance and engineering, particularly in relation to climate change and resilience policy. 

In 2013, Neelke received a personal NWO Veni grant for her project The Ethics of Flood Risk Management. In the past years, she also received various grants within the NWO Responsible Innovation (in Dutch: Maatschappelijk Verantwoord Innoveren; MVI) scheme (two 375 kEuro grants in 2015 and a 500 kEuro grant in 2016). 

Neelke has published over 80 peer reviewed publications. Together with Diane P. Michelfelder, Neelke is Editor-in-Chief of the peer reviewed journal Techne: Research in Philosophy and Technology. Also with Diane P. Michelfelder, Neelke is editing the Handbook of Philosophy of Engineering, which is forthcoming with Routledge in 2019. In 2020, Neelkes monograph Water Ethics: An Introduction will be published by Rowman & Littlefield. In 2013, the edited volume Early Engagement and New Technologies: Opening Up the Laboratory appeared, of which Neelke is the leading editor. Neelke was also one of the co-editors of the edited volume Responsible Innovation: Innovative Solutions for Global Issues.

Neelke holds master degrees in Civil Engineering (TU Delft 1997, BSc+MSc [ir], cum laude), Philosophy (Leiden 2005, BA+MA [drs], cum laude), and Law (Open University 2016, LLB+LLM [mr], 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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