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Thomas M. Powers is the founding director of the Center for Science, Ethics, and Public Policy (CSEPP) at the University of Delaware. He holds appointments as Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy and in the School of Public Policy and Administration, with affiliations at the Delaware Biotechnology Institute and the UD Data Science Institute. His research concerns ethics in science and engineering, the philosophy of technology, and environmental ethics, and his publications range from topics in artificial intelligence and robotic ethics to the ethical aspects of design. Powers received a B.A. with High Honors in philosophy (College of William and Mary) and a Ph.D. in philosophy (University of Texas at Austin) for a dissertation on the ethical theory of Immanuel Kant. He has been a DAAD-Fulbright dissertation-year fellow at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitšt, Munich, Germany, a National Science Foundation postdoctoral fellow in the School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Virginia, and a visiting researcher at the Laboratoire d'Informatique (LIP6) at the Sorbonne University (Campus Pierre et Marie Curie) in Paris, France, and at the Universitat des les Illes Balears in Spain.

In my spare time, I tinker with motorcycles and automobiles.

IMG00146.jpg Solvang Volvo Meet
122 Wagon Project Gothenburg West
Triumph Street Twin Convertible