ASU professor named chair of IEEE sustainability initiative
Arizona State University engineering professor Brad Allenby has been named chair of the newly founded Presidential Sustainability Initiative of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).
The initiative committee is being established with 10 members chosen from around the world for their expertise. The group is to lay groundwork for increasing contributions from the IEEE membership as a whole. Much of the organization’s work– from research on the creation of a smart electrical grid, renewable energy resources, computers and virtual travel systems – already provides a substantial information resource on sustainability.
Allenby came to ASU in 2004. He is a professor in the Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering’s Department of Civil, Environmental and Sustainable Engineering. He also is a professor of law and the Lincoln Professor of Engineering and Ethics in ASU’s Joan and David Lincoln Center for Applied Ethics.
Previously he was a director of Energy and Environmental Systems at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, and a vice president of Research, Technology and Environment for AT&T Corp. He’s considered one of the pioneers of industrial ecology.