Skip Navigation

Research Interests

Faculty members in the Department of Technology and Society are engaged in a wide array of cutting-edge research projects. Select highlights are included below. Individual faculty interests are described in the faculty section of this site.  

  • Science and technology ecosystems and policy
  • Engineering workforce policy
  • Smart-grid
  • Energy-environmental systems transitions
  • Diffusion of nanotechnology R&D
  • The globalization of R&D
  • Environmental and waste management
  • Risk assessment
  • International nuclear safety
  • Climate
  • Factors and impacts of technology on inequality and poverty
  • Industrial ecology
  • Technology assessment of advanced and emerging technologies
  • Advanced technologies in science, technology, engineering and mathematics education
  • Distance learning
  • Games and simulations for education and training
  • Novel human-computer interfaces and interaction design
  • Human resource issues, especially participation of underrepresented minorities and women in Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)
  • U.S. arms control policies, particularly dealing with weapons of mass destruction
  • Nuclear, chemical, and biological counter-terrorism
  • Planning and managing educational technologies