School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment in Civil Engineering
Arizona State University
PO Box 875306
Tempe, AZ 85287
Dr. Allenby's principal areas of teaching and research are design for environment; earth systems engineering and management; industrial ecology; technological evolution; and the convergence of nanotechnology, biotechnology, information and communication technology, and cognitive sciences. Dr. Allenby entered academia after a 20-year career as senior environmental counsel, research vice president for technology and environment, and environment, health and safety vice president for AT&T. He teaches courses in engineering and ethics, earth systems engineering and management, industrial ecology, and design for sustainability. His current research investigates ethical and social dimensions of emerging technologies; earth systems engineering and management, especially in regard to information and communication technologies; transhumanism; and development of sustainable engineering theory and curricular materials.
Allenby, B. and J. Fink. 2005. Toward inherently secure and resilient societies. Science 309:1034-1036. (link)
Harlow, J., A. Golub and B. Allenby. 2011. A review of utopian themes in sustainable development discourse. Sustainable Development. (link)
Li, K., P. Zhang, J. C. Crittenden, S. Guhathakurta, Y. Chen, H. Fernando, A. Sawhey, P. McCartney, N. Grimm, R. Kahhat, H. Joshi, G. Konjevod, Y. J. Choi, E. Fonseca, B. Allenby, D. Gerrity and P. M. Torrens. 2007. Development of a framework for quantifying the environmental impacts of urban development and construction practices. Environmental Science and Technology 41:5130-5136. (link)
Allenby, B. R. ed. 1994. Environmental Threats and National Security: An International Challenge to Science and Technology. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.
Allenby, B. R. ed. 1998. Industrial Ecology: Policy Framework and Implementation. Prentice Hall.
Allenby, B. R. ed. 2005. Reconstructing Earth: Technology and Environment in the Age of Humans. Island Press.
Graedel, T. E. and B. R. Allenby. eds. 1996. Design for Environment. Prentice Hall.
Graedel, T. E. and B. R. Allenby. eds. 1997. Industrial Ecology and the Automobile. Prentice Hall.
Marchant, G. E., B. R. Allenby and J. R. Herkert. eds. 2011. The Growing Gap between Emerging Technolgoies and Legal-Ethical Oversight: The Pacing Problem. Springer.
Allenby, B. 2005. Engineering water for the 21st century. Presentation at the March 2005, SMART: Water, Quarterly Conference, Arizona State University, Downtown Center, Tempe, AZ. (link)