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Diana Adela Martin is a postdoctoral researcher with the SCALINGS project. Her areas of expertise are engineering ethics, responsibility and engineering education.

Within engineering education, Diana's main research is on ethics in the context of engineering accreditation and how ethics, sustainability and societal aspects are taught and implemented in the engineering curricula. She also has experience developing teaching materials and case studies on engineering ethics and sustainability.

Dr. Martin was a guest speaker at the invitation of The European Commision DG Research & Innovation, Euraxess Japan & Delegation of EU to Japan, the European Forum Alpbach, Délégation Wallonie Bruxelles a Bucarest, Engineers Ireland, University College London, the SATORI FP7 project on themes ranging from engineering ethics to social entrepreneurship and research policy. Diana is currently an Associate Editor for Science and Engineering Ethics and The European Journal of Engineering Education


Diana has experience as a social entrepreneur (2008-2016), having founded in Romania the educational NGO Link Education and Practice, with projects focused on graduate employability and enhancing academia-private sector cooperation. For her work, she was selected by the European Forum Alpbach as one of Europe's innovators in tackling inequality in education (2015).

Diana is also interested in research and educational policies. She collaborated with the European Commission DG Research & Innovation as a founding member of Euraxess-Voice of Researchers (2012-2016), and took part in advisory meetings with policymakers from Romania, Austria, Belgium and Albania on education related issues. 

Diana is the co-chair of the working group on Ethics of SEFI - European Society for Engineering Education (2022-26), the Europe board representative in REEN - Research in Engineering Education Network (2022-26) and co-chair of the OZSW working group Engineering Ethics Education and Research.

Academic background

Diana completed her PhD project entitled "Towards a sociotechnical reconfiguration of engineering and an education for ethics: A critical realist investigation into the patterns of education and eccreditation of ethics in engineering programmes in Ireland" at TU Dublin, in July 2020. Her dissertation committee included Eddie Conlon (sociology), Brian Bowe (STEM education), Kevin O'Rourke (digital education) and Carl Mitcham (philosophy).

Diana's educational background is in theoretical philosophy and logic at the University of Bucharest (2004 - 2008) and value studies and liberal arts at Bard College Berlin (2009 - 2011).  

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals


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