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Philip Chmielewski - Loyola Marymount University. Los Angeles, CA, US

Philip Chmielewski Philip Chmielewski

Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Sir Thomas More Chair of Engineering Ethics | Loyola Marymount University


Seaver College of Science and Engineering



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Phone: 310.338.5216
Email: Philip.Chmielewski@lmu.edu
Office: Doolan Hall 202

Professor Philip Chmielewski, S.J. is the Sir Thomas More Chair of Engineering Ethics. He joined the LMU faculty in 2002. Previously, he taught at Boston College, the University of Detroit, and Loyola University Chicago. Frequently he has lectured and offered courses in mainland China as well as in Hong Kong. He was the co founder of the Heartland Center for Justice Research. His research currently focuses on developing elements of a framework for international engineering ethics.

Education (4)

Yale University: Ph.D., Social Ethics 1987

Philosophisch-Theologische Hochschule Sankt Georgen Frankfurt am Main: Diplome, Theologie and S.T.B 1981

Boston College: M.A., British and American Literature 1976

Loyola University Chicago: ​A.B., Hon. English Literature 1971

Areas of Expertise (8)

Theological Ethics

Corporate and Business Ethics

Anthropology and Ethics

Engineering Ethics


Social Ethics

Ethics and Economics

Philosophical Ethics

Affiliations (13)

  • American Anthropological Association
  • American Institute of Steel Construction
  • American Society of Civil Engineers, Affiliate Member
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Affiliate Member
  • American Society for Engineering Education
  • Association for Asian Studies
  • Association for Computing Machinery
  • Engineers without Borders
  • Forum on Philosophy, Engineering, and Technology
  • Hong Kong Institution of Engineers, Affiliate
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers – Computer Society
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers – Society for the Study of the Social Impact of Technology

Sample Talks (5)

Autonomous Weapons: Impacts beyond Combat -- Conscience beyond Poker

IEEE ISTAS, Sydney, Australia, 11. August, 2017

Engineering Ethics Learns from Chinese Thought: Ritual Performance in Engineering Practice

Centre for Chinese Studies, Chinese University of Hong Kong, 18. January, 2017

Metropolitan Development in Today’s China: Have the Chinese Engineered Cities that are Good

Seaver College Colloquium, 20. November, 2015

CSR, Engineering Ethics, and Excellence

session for business leaders, The Mansion, Shanghai, 8. June, 2012.

Engineering and Ethics: the Contemporary Exchange

Department of Philosophy, Tsinghua University, 16. June, 2014

Articles (9)

Techno-ethics: Upon Shifting Selves and Translocal Networks Constructing the Metropolis

IEEE Ethics Vancouver Conference ​Proceedings​

May, 2016

Implementing Dignity and Sustainability in a Cancer Hospital

in Humankind and Nature: An Endangered System of Interdependence in Today's Globalizing World pp.33-47

Stephan Rothlin, Albert Wong and Artur K. Wardega S.J., eds


Robotics, Ethics, and China

IEEE SSIT ISTAS Conference ​Proceedings

October, 2013.

Case Analysis and Engineering Ethics: A Traditional Resource for Contemporary International Professional Practice

in 应用伦理学的新视野

Wang Qian and An Yangming, eds.

Dalian University of Technology, Peoples Publishing House 2009

Global Engineering Ethics as Skilled Performance

Journal of Huazhong University of Science and Technology (Social Science Edition)


The Contribution of Cultural Anthropology to Professional Ethics: Clifford Geertz Considered

Engineering and Philosophy

Beijing Institute of Technology Press, (June, 2007):281-290

Engineers: Ethical Education and World Making

in​ Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference for Modern Industrial Training​

2006, Hong Kong Polytechnic University

A Method of Value Assessment for Social Technologies

IEEE Technology and Society Magazine

25 (Fall,2006):5-7.

Classical Engineering and Global Ethics: Vitruvius and Discourse

Proceedings of the 3​rd​ International Conference of the American Society of Engineering Education​

at Tsinghua University, Beijing, China,September, 2004.