EE Colloquium and SARI-Designated Talk: Engineering Ethics

Kenji Uchino, the pioneer in ‘piezoelectric actuators’, is Director of International Center for Actuators and Transducers, Professor of EE and MatSE. He was Senior Vice President of Micromechatronics Inc., State College, PA from 2004 till 2010, and Associate Director at Office of Naval Research – Global from 2010 till 2014. After Research Associate (1976) at Tokyo Institute of Technology, Uchino joined Sophia University, Japan as Associate Professor in 1985, then recruited from The Penn State in 1991. 590 publications with h-index 77. Fellow of American Ceramic Society and IEEE, Senior Member of National Academy of Inventors.

Based on his above long experiences, he teaches Business/Engineering Ethics with a textbook, “Entrepreneurship for Engineers,” published in 2010 from CRC Press. Ethics in Engineering can be categorized into five: Biological Issues, Environmental/ecological Issues, Economical vs. social, Military vs. civilian, Social/religious issue. You are requested to consider the following typical 10 cases to discuss with all students during thelecture: Ultrasonic imaging, Artificial fertilization technique, Piezoelectric diesel injection valve, PZT regulation, Off-shore production, Food vs biofuel material, Ethics in military technologies, Jus in Bello,” Total quality control (TQC), and General engineering ethics.


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