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Darryl Farber

Assistant Teaching Professor


  • School of Engineering Design, Technology and Professional Programs

112 Transportation Research Building


Research Areas:

Interest Areas:

Strategic foresight and analysis of engineering systems and policy for security and resilience; Risk-informed decision making and multiple-stakeholder negotiations; Ethics and the philosophy of technology




  • Ph D, Technology Management and Policy, 1999


Book Reviews

  • Darryl Farber, 2009, Review of Engineering in Context, Edited by Steen Hyldgaard Christensen, Bernard Delahousse, and Martin Meganck, Denmark: Academica

Parts of Book

  • Darryl Farber, 2005, The Nuclear Regulatory Commission, McGraw-Hill
  • Edward Klevans and Darryl Farber, 2005, Nuclear Waste, McGraw-Hill, pp. 1345-1349
  • Edward Klevans and Darryl Farber, 2005, Three Mile Island, McGraw-Hill, pp. 1952-1957
  • Edward Klevans and Darryl Farber, 2005, Chernobyl, McGraw-Hill, pp. 312-317

Journal Articles

  • Darryl Farber and Akhlesh Lakhtakia, 2009, "Scenario planning and nanotechnological futures", European Journal of Physics, 30, pp. S3-S15
  • Julie Thompson Klein, Ray Miller, Stan Bailis, Carl Mitcham, Robert Frodeman, Darryl Farber and Beth Casey, 2008, "Remembering Joseph Kockelmans", 30, (4), pp. pg. 8
  • Darryl Farber, Martin Pietrucha and Akhlesh Lakhtakia, 2008, "Systems and Scenarios for a Philosophy of Engineering", Interdisciplinary Science Reviews, 33, (3), pp. 214-225

Conference Proceedings

  • Darryl Farber, Martin T Pietru andha, , 2015, "A Socio-technical Analysis of Interdependent Infrastructures among the Built Environment, Energy, and Transportation Systems at the Navy Yard and the Philadelphia Metropolitan Region, USA"
  • Darryl Farber, 2010, "The Design of Evolving Engineering Systems", Proceedings of the Forum on Philosophy, Engineering, and Technology


  • Darryl Farber, 2015, "Forum: Grand challenge for engineers", Issues in Science and Technology, Volume XXXI, (Issue 2,), pp. 1
  • Darryl Farber and Martin T. Pietrucha, 2009, "Using Scenario Planning to Develop "Judgment" for Dealing with Engineering Systems", pp. 222-223
  • Darryl Farber, 2008, "Scenario Analysis and the Development of an International System to Manage Nuclear Fuel Cycle Risks"
  • Darryl Farber, 2008, "Philosophies of Sustainability and Engineering the Nuclear Fuel Cycle - Scenarios for the Future of Nuclear Power"
  • Darryl Farber, Martin T. Pietrucha and A. Lakhtakia, 2007, "Systems and Scenarios for a Philosophy of Engineering"
  • Darryl Farber, 2006, "Climate: What We Know and Don't Know", Wall Street Journal, pp. A13

Research Projects

  • July 2004 - June 2006, "NIRT: Nanotechnology and its Publics," (Sponsor: National Science Foundation).

Honors and Awards

  • Faculty Marshall, Penn State - Political Science, May 2015 - May 2015


Service to Penn State:

  • Other, Other, Seminar and visit organizer, October 2005 - October 2005

Service to External Organizations:

  • Organizing Conferences and Service on Conference Committees, Reviewer, Program Committee, Forum for Philosophy, Engineering, and Technology (fPET), January 2016 - March 2016
  • Voluntary Consultation and/or Advising, Philadelphia Future Group, September 2015 - February 2016
  • Other, Chairperson, Development of a Nuclear Safety and Safeguards Collaboration, Penn State, Oregon State, and Los Alamos National Laboratory, February 2010 - March 2010
  • Organizing Conferences and Service on Conference Committees, Co-Chairperson, Pennsylvania Environmental Resources Consortium, PA-DEP collaborative, PERC-Energy and Climate Change Committee, October 2007 - March 2008
  • Service to Citizen and/or Client Groups, Consultant, Snow Shoe Township for People Protecting Communities, January 2006 - March 2013
  • Organizing Conferences and Service on Conference Committees, Organizer, STS seminar, February 2005 - February 2005
  • Organizing Conferences and Service on Conference Committees, Organizer, Clean Energy and Environmental Technology Assessment Consortium, May 2005 - April 2006



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