- Senior Sustainability Scientist, Global Institute of Sustainability and Innovation
- Associate Director for Research, School for the Future of Innovation in Society, College of Global Futures
- Clinical Associate Professor, Consortium for Science, Policy and Outcomes, College of Global Futures
Ira Bennett is Associate Director for Research for the School for the Future of Innovation in Society, where he holds a Clinical Associate Professor appointment. As co-director of the Center for Engagement and Training in Science and Society (CENTSS), Bennett drives a research agenda aimed at developing large scale public and democratic engagements on science meets policy meets society issues. He has also developed and leads educational initiatives that address content and skill sets not traditionally included in science and engineering graduate education, such as societal aspects and communicating with the public. In his administrative role, Ira and his team created a faculty centered Research Development and Advancement process that pairs in depth faculty development with active transdisciplinary collaboration resulting in a significant increase in the proposal funding rate, proposal value and importantly, faculty confidence and empowerment.
- PhD, Chemistry, Arizona State University, 2003
- BS, Chemistry, The Evergreen State College
Bernstein, M. J., K. Reifschneider, I. Bennett and J. M. Wetmore. 2017. Science outside the lab: Helping graduate students in science and engineering understand the complexities of science policy. Science and Engineering Ethics 23(3):861-882. DOI: 10.1007/s11948-016-9818-6. (link )
Tomblin, D., Z. Pirtle, M. Farooque, D. Sittenfeld, E. Mahoney, R. Worthington, G. Gano, M. Gates, I. Bennett, J. Kessler, A. Kaminski, J. Lloyd and D. H. Guston. 2017. Integrating public deliberation into engineering systems: Participatory technology assessment of NASA's Asteroid Redirect Mission. The International Journal of Space Poiitics & Policy 15(2):141-166. DOI: 10.1080/14777622.2017.1340823. (link )
Bernstein, M. J., R. W. Foley and I. Bennett. 2014. An operationalized post-normal science framework for assisting in the development of complex science policy solutions: The case of nanotechnology governance. Journal of Nanoparticle Research 16:2492. DOI: 10.1007/s11051-014-2492-1. (link )
Ostman, R., B. Herring, A. Jackson, I. Bennett and J. Wetmore. 2013. Making meaning through conversations about science and society. Exhibitionist (Spring):42-47. (link )
Foley, R. W., I. Bennett and J. M. Wetmore. 2012. Practitioners' views on responsibility: Applying nanoethics. Nanoethics 6:231-241. DOI: 10.1007/s11569-012-0154-2. (link )
Foley, R. W., I. Bennett and J. M. Wetmore. 2012. Practitioners' views on responsibility: Applying nanoethics. NanoEthics 6:231-241. DOI: 10.1007/s11569-012-0154-2. (link )
Miller, C. A. and I. Bennett. 2008. Thinking longer term about technology: Is there value in science fiction-inspired approaches to constructing futures?. Science and Public Policy 35(8):597-606. DOI: 10.3152/030234208X370666. (link )
Bennett, I. and D. Sarewitz. 2006. Too little, too late? Research policies on the societal implications of nanotechnology in the United States. Science as Culture 15(4):309-323. DOI: 10.1080/09505430601022635. (link )
Bennett, I., H. M. Vanegas Farfano, F. Bogani, A. Primak, P. A. Liddell, L. Otero, L. Sereno, J. J. Silber, A. L. Moore, T. A. Moore and D. Gust. 2002. Active transport of CA2+ by an artificial photosynthetic membrane. Nature 420:398-401. DOI: 10.1038/nature01209. (link )
Hays, S. A., J. S. Robert, C. A. Miller and I. Bennett eds. 1999. Nanotechnology, the Brain, and the Future. Springer, Dordrecht. ISBN: 978-94-007-1786-2.
Hays, S. A., J. S. Robert, C. A. Miller and I. Bennett. 2013. Nanotechnology in Cambridge: What do you think?. Pp. 357-371 In: Hays, S. A., J. S. Robert, C. A. Miller and I. Bennett eds., Nanotechnology, the Brain, and the Future. Vol 3. Vol 3. Springer, Dordrecht. ISBN: 978-94-007-1786-2.
Hays, S. A., J. S. Robert, C. A. Miller and I. Bennett. 2013. Panelists' reports by state: Arizona, California, Colorado, Georgia, New Hampshire, and Wisconsin (a-f). Pp. 285-309 In: Hays, S. A., J. S. Robert, C. A. Miller and I. Bennett eds., Nanotechnology, the Brain, and the Future. Vol 3. Springer, Dordrecht. ISBN: 978-94-007-1786-2.
Hays, S. A., J. S. Robert, C. A. Miller and I. Bennett. 2013. Recommendations for a municipal health & safety policy for nanomaterials. Pp. 333-356 In: Hays, S. A., J. S. Robert, C. A. Miller and I. Bennett eds., Nanotechnology, the Brain, and the Future. Vol 3. Springer, Dordrecht. ISBN: 978-94-007-1786-2.
Barben, D. and I. Bennett. 2010. The glossary. Pp. 803-810 In: Guston, D. H. ed., Encyclopedia of Nanoscience and Society. Vol 2. Sage Publications, Inc.. ISBN: 978-1412969871.
Bennett, I. 2008. Developing plausible nano-enabled products. Pp. 149-156 In: Fisher, E., C. Selin and J. M. Wetmore eds., The Yearbook of Nanotechnology in Society: Volume I: Presenting Futures. Vol 1. Springer Science + Business Media B.V.. ISBN: 978-1402084157.
Bernstein, M. J., R. W. Foley and I. Bennett. 2014. Guidelines for solutions to socio-technical problems. Presentation at the STGlobal Consortium, 4-5 April 2014, Washington, D.C.