This webinar will look at ethical issues engineers face in today's global economy and how things are changing. Many of you will have taken the oath of the engineer upon graduating and if you attended an accredited engineering program will have covered some ethics in your courses. We shall look at examples based on situations the speaker faced in her career and ask us to think about ethical issues you could potentially face. We shall consider several examples for the audience to think about and discuss. Lastly we will consider the significant issues and requirements for leaders and organizations.
Joan Cordiner is the Head of Department and a Professor of Process Engineering and External Engagement at Sheffield University, where she joined in 2020. A lifelong passion for mentoring and developing engineers led to retiring from her 30-year career in ICI, Astra Zeneca, and Syngenta, latterly as a Technology Manager and a Global Risk Lead and moving to academia. Joan is active in policy, audit and risk and membership committees of the Royal Academy of Engineering along with speaking at numerous careers, women, senior leader panels and in resilience and PE contractor requirement consultations. Her research activities focus primarily on the optimization of intensified complex manufacturing processes, Computer-Aided Molecular Design, physical property prediction along with automated decision making in Process Safety. Joan is a Fellow of The Royal Academy of Engineering, the Royal Society of Edinburgh, and the Institute of Chemical Engineering as well as a Chartered Engineer.