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Qin Zhu

  • Division of Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences
  • Colorado School of Mines
    Golden, CO 80401


  • Ph.D., Engineering Education (Social Policy Graduate Certificate), Purdue University, 2017 (expected).
  • Ph.D. (with honors), Philosophy of Science and Technology, Dalian University of Technology, 2011.
  • Visiting Graduate Student, Ethics of Technology and Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, 2008-2009.
  • B.S., Materials Processing and Control Engineering, Dalian University of Technology, 2005.


  • Science and Engineering Ethics, Engineering Education, Ethics Education Assessment, Chinese Philosophy, and Responsible Research and Innovation.


  • Michelfelder, D., Newberry, B., & Zhu, Q. (Eds.). (2017). Philosophy and engineering: Exploring boundaries, expanding connections. Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer.
  • Wang, Q., & Zhu, Q. (2015). Gongcheng lunli de shijian youxiaoxing yanjiu [A study of practical effectiveness in engineering ethics]. Beijing: Science Press.
  • Zhu, Q., & Jesiek, B. (2016). A Pragmatic approach to ethical decision-making in engineering practice: Characteristics, evaluation criteria, and implications for instruction and assessment. Science and Engineering Ethics. Advance online publication. doi:10.1007/s11948-016-9826-6
  • Wang, Q., Zhang, W., & Zhu, Q. (2015). Directing engineering ethics training toward practical effectiveness.Technology in Society, 43, 65-68.
  • Zhu, Q., Jesiek, B., & Gong, Y. (2015). Past/forward policymaking: Transforming Chinese engineering education since the Reform and Opening-up. History of Education, 44(5), 553-574.
  • Zhu, Q., & Jesiek, B. (2014). In pursuit of the Dao in policymaking: Toward a cultural approach to understanding engineering education policy in China. Technology in Society, 38, 169-176.
  • Jesiek, B., Zhu, Q., Woo, S., Thompson, J., & Mazzurco, A. (2014). Global engineering competency in context: Situations and behaviors. Online Journal for Global Engineering Education, 8(1). Retrieved from
  • Mitcham, C., Heller, L., Wang, N., Zhu, Q., Packard, C., Holles, C., Hudson, D., & Rolston, J. (2013). Nanotechnology ethics and policy education: Learning and sharing across boundaries. Journal of Nano Education, 5(2), 180-187.
  • Zhu, Q. (2010). Engineering ethics studies in China: Dialogue between traditionalism and modernism. Engineering Studies: Journal of the International Network for Engineering Studies, 2(2), 85-107.