William Kastenberg

Professor Emeritus, Department of Nuclear Engineering
University of California, Berkeley

CSTMS Research Unit: Berkeley Program in Science and Technology Studies

William E. Kastenberg is currently the Daniel M. Tellep Distinguished Professor of Engineering, Emeritus at the University of California, Berkeley. Professor Kastenberg has taught courses in risk assessment and risk management, ethics and the impact of technology on society, and nuclear reactor safety. Professor Kastenberg's research interests include the development and application of risk assessment and risk management methods for complex technological and natural systems. More recently, he has focused on ethical issues concerning the development of new technologies (e.g. biotechnology, nanoscale science and technology, nuclear technology and information technology), multi-stakeholder decision making and on the quantification of uncertainty. He currently is Principle Investigator for an NSF Grant entitled: MAKING ETHICS EXPLICIT: RELOCATING ETHICS TO THE CORE OF ENGINEERING EDUCATION

last updated: November 8th, 2012