Braden Allenby

Braden Allenby

Scholar Title:

Professor of Law
President's Professor and Lincoln Professor of Engineering and Ethics

Department: School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment in Civil Engineering

Colleges / Universities: Arizona State University


PO Box 875306
Tempe, AZ 85287-5306

Phone Number: 480-727-8594


Braden R. Allenby is Lincoln Professor of Engineering and Ethics in the School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment at Arizona State University. He is also Professor of Law and President's Professor of Civil, Environmental and Sustainable Engineering. His 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.

In addition to his position in the School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment, Professor Allenby is also the founding director of the Center for Earth Systems Engineering and Management, and the founding chair of the Consortium for Emerging Technologies, Military Operations, and National Security at ASU. He 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.

Professor Allenby’s work has been published in many journals, such as Slate, Issues in Science and Technology, Jurimetrics, and Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. He has written several books including The Techno-Human Condition (co-authored with Dan Sarewitz) and The Rightful Place of Science: Future Conflict & Emerging Technologies.


Ph.D. Environmental Sciences, Rutgers University, 1992

M.S. Environmental Sciences, Rutgers University, 1989

J.D. University of Viriginia Law School, 1978

B.A. Environmental Studies, Yale University, 1972