Raoul Weiler

Weiler, Raoul

Weiler, Raoul

Member of the Comité de Pilotage, Division de l'éthique des sciences et des technologies, of UNESCO

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Member of the Comité de Pilotage, Division de l'éthique des sciences et des technologies, of UNESCO

I am a native of Belgium, with an academic background of Bio-Engineering in Chemistry from the University of Leuven (KUL), Belgium and a Doctor degree. I was post-doctoral Fellow in the USA at two universities, in North Carolina at Chapel Hill and in Washington DC at the Catholic University of America. My industrial career started in a chemical multinational in Germany in the Department of Applied Physics as a researcher and process engineer and ended, in Belgium, as ICT manager. Thereafter, I held teaching positions at different universities in Belgium, mainly at the University of Leuven (1997-2005), about the Socio-ethical Aspects of Technology, especially on the problem of sustainability, ethics and deontology for engineers. I am the author, of some forty scientific publications and patents, editor of six proceedings of symposia and conferences, among them the Proceedings of the World Conference on Filtration, 1986. I contributed as co-author and editor to twelve books, among them, Ethics of the Kyoto Protocol, 2005 and Proceedings of the joint World Conference of the Club of Rome and UNESCO, 2005. I was president-elect of the Royal Society of Flemish Engineers (11,000 members), and Founder-President of the EU-Chapter of the Club of Rome (CoR-EU) in Brussels and member of the Executive Committee of the Club of Rome International. I was Vice-President of the European Academy for Sciences and Arts, Salzburg. I participated in two UN World Summits: on Sustainable Development WSSD in Johannesburg, 2002, and in the Information Society WSIS in Geneva, 2003 and Tunis, 2005. In 2005 I participated in the World Social Forum WSF, Porto Alegre in Brazil and co-organized with UNESCO a World Conference on ICT for Capacity Building, in Paris. I was a member of the Wikimedia Advisory Board and participated in three Wikimania events, where I presented a project on the inclusion of objects of Ethnographic Museums in Wikicommons. Today, I am member of the Comité de Pilotage, Division de l'éthique des sciences et des technologies, of UNESCO.