Joseph Fiksel

Executive Director Center of Resilience, The Ohio State University

Joseph Fiksel serves as the Executive Director of the Center for Resilience at The Ohio State University, an interdisciplinary research center that is developing a unified approach for modeling risk, resilience, and sustainability in complex systems. As a research faculty member in the Integrated Systems Engineering Department, he collaborates with companies, government agencies, and non-profits to develop new methods for understanding the interdependence among social, environmental, and economic interests. Fiksel has published over 70 refereed articles and several books, including Design for Environment, 2nd Edition: A Guide to Sustainable Product Development. He frequently speaks at business and professional conferences. Fiksel is principal and co-founder of the consulting firm Eco-Nomics, LLC and an internationally recognized expert on sustainable business practices. He has over 20 years of management consulting experience, specializing in environmental risk management, product stewardship, design for environment, and performance measurement. Fiksel has served on numerous advisory boards. He 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 holds a bachelor’s degree from M.I.T., a PhD in Operations Research from Stanford University, and an advanced degree in Applied Mathematics from La Sorbonne.

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