Daniel Vallero, Ph.D.
For nearly four decades, Daniel Vallero has conducted research, advised regulators and policy makers, and worked to advance the state-of-the-science of human and ecosystem exposures, including both measurement and modeling. Since 1976, he has worked in some of the most important U.S. Environmental Protection Agency programs, including global scale atmospheric problems, ecosystem response to climate change and acid rain, and human exposure to manufactured chemicals.
As adjunct professor at Duke University, he has led the Engineering Ethics program, a popular and innovative program that introduces students to the complex relationships between professional, scientific, technological and societal demands on the engineer. He teaches courses in air pollution, sustainable design and green engineering, and ethics. In addition to ISES’s Government Councilor, Dr, Vallero sits on the editorial board of the journal, Process Safety and Environmental Protection
, is a consulting editor for environmental engineering to the McGrawHill Yearbook of Science and Technology
and the Encyclopedia of Science and Technology
, is a referee for numerous scientific and engineering journals, and is guest editor of Ethics in Biology, Engineering and Medicine.
He was nominated for the 2014 World Technology Award (Ethics), has been an advisor to the National Academy of Engineering's Online Ethics Committee, and was elected to the Executive Board of the National Institute of Engineering Ethics. His articles appear in encyclopedias, handbooks and engineering manuals. His most recent of twelve books is the fifth edition of Fundamentals of Air Pollution. His books address pollution engineering, environmental disasters, biotechnology, green engineering, life cycle analysis and waste management. His research appears in the Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology
and other major, peer-reviewed journals.
Dr. Vallero holds a Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Duke University, Masters in Environmental Health Sciences (Civil and Environmental Engineering) from the University of Kansas, Masters in City and Regional Planning from Southern Illinois University, and a Bachelors Degree in Earth Sciences and Psychology from Southern Illinois University.