Dr. Joseph Fiksel

Dr. Joseph Fiksel

Executive Director
Center for Resilience

Dr. Joseph Fiksel is Executive Director of the Center for Resilience at The Ohio State University, an interdisciplinary research center. As a research faculty member in the Integrated Systems Engineering Department, he collaborates with companies, government agencies, non-profits, and other organizations to develop new methods and tools for understanding the interdependence among social, environmental, and economic systems. Dr. Fiksel is also Principal and Co-Founder of the consulting firm Eco-Nomics LLC, and is an internationally recognized expert on sustainable business practices, including design for environment, sustainable energy and mobility, and supply chain management.

Dr. Fiksel was an officer and founding member of the Society for Risk Analysis, and has testified on health risk analysis issues before Congressional and White House committees. He has published over 70 referenced articles and several books, and is a frequent invited speaker at business and professional conferences. His most recent book, Design for Environment, 2nd Edition: A Guide to Sustainable Product Development, was published by McGraw-Hill in 2009. Dr. Fiksel holds a bachelor’s degree from M.I.T., a doctorate in Operations Research from Stanford University, and an advanced degree in applied mathematics from La Sorbonne.