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Faculty Profile

Ioanna Semendeferi Ioanna Semendeferi

Instructional and Research Associate Professor
Department of Physics

Office: Health and Biomedical Sciences Center, 338 (TIMES)
Contact: - (713) 743-3544

Education: Ph.D., University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

Google Scholar Profile

Ethics in Science, Technology, and Medicine
Human and Social Dimensions of Science and Technology
Science Policy, Public Policy, and Public Health
History of Science – 20th Century America
History of Energy – 20th Century America, Nuclear
History of Technology – 20th Century America
Science of Science

Honors and Awards:

Re-elected: Executive Board, National Institute for Engineering Ethics, July 2016-June 2019
Elected: Steering Committee, Forum for the History of Science in America, History of Science Society, Nov 2013-Nov 2016
Elected: Executive Board, National Institute for Engineering Ethics, July 2013-June 2016
Academic/Educational Film “Dear Scientists” (released Feb 2014) – Writer, Director, Producer:
Co-investigator (co-PI), “Experiencing Ethics,” Ethics Education in Science and Engineering, National Science Foundation, Grant No: NSF/IIS-1135357, Sept 2011-Aug 2015, $299,325:
Doctoral Dissertation Research Grant, Science and Technology Studies, National Science Foundation, Grant No: NSF/SBR-9729421, Feb 1998, $8,116
Grant-in Aid, Friends of the Center of History of Physics, American Institute of Physics, Jan 1997, $2,500
Doctoral Dissertation Research Grant, Graduate School, University of Minnesota, Dec 1996, $1,000

Organizations, Outreach, Boards, Memberships:

Organizer, “Ethics in Science Seminar Series,” NSF Grant No: 1135357, University of Houston, Fall 2011-present:
Peer Reviewer, Springer’s Science and Engineering Ethics Journal, 2014-present
Peer Reviewer, Elsevier’s Endeavour Journal, 2015-present
Peer Reviewer, Annual Meeting of the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics, 2015-present
Affiliated Faculty, Department of History, University of Houston, Jan 2013-present
Member, American Association for the Advancement of Science
Member, American Physical Society
Member, Association for Practical and Professional Ethics
Member, University Film and Video Association
Member, Society for the Social Studies of Science
Member, History of Science Society
Member, Society for the History of Technology