David Guston

  • Senior Sustainability Scientist, Global Institute of Sustainability
  • Professor, School of Politics and Global Studies, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Director, Center for Nanotechnology in Society
  • Co-Director, Consortium for Science, Policy and Outcomes, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Co-Leader, Virtual Institute for Responsible Innovation

Arizona State University
School of Politics and Global Studies
PO Box 875603
Tempe, AZ 85287-5603
USA
480-727-8829
Email: david.guston@asu.edu

Biography

Dr. Guston is professor of political science and co-director of the Consortium for Science, Policy and Outcomes at Arizona State University. He is Principal Investigator and Director of the Center for Nanotechnology in Society at Arizona State University. CNS-ASU is a National Science Foundation-funded Nano-scale Science and Engineering Center (NSF # 0531194; $6.2M over five years) dedicated to studying the societal implications of nanoscale science and engineering research and improving the societal outcomes of nanotechnologies through enhancing the societal capacity to understand and make informed choices. He teaches course in governing emerging technologies, policy process and public policy.

Expertise

policy analysis; governance; nanotechnology; emerging technologies; boundary spanning organizations

Education

    Ph.D., Political Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1993

    A.B., Technology and Society (with Honors), Yale University, 1987

Journal Articles

In Press

Wender, B., R. W. Foley, T. P. Seager, D. H. Guston and A. D. Wiek. In Press. Anticipatory governance and anticipatory life-cycle assessment of single wall carbon nanotube anode lithium ion batteries. Journal of Nanotechnology Law and Business

2012

Wiek, A. D., R. W. Foley and D. H. Guston. 2012. Nanotechnology for sustainability—what are the opportunities and what are the limitations?. Journal of Nanoparticle Research 14:1093-1112.

2007

Scheufele, D. A., E. A. Corley, S. Dunwoody, T. Shih, E. Hillback and D. H. Guston. 2007. Scientists worry about some risks more than the public. Nature Nanotechnology 2(12):732-734. DOI: 10.1038/nnano.2007.392. (link)

Book Chapters

2010

Corley, E. A. 2010. Scientists' attitudes toward nano. Pp. 704-706 In: Guston, D. H. ed., Encyclopedia of Nanoscience and Society. Sage Publications.