Professor W. Richard Bowen is a Fellow of the UK Royal Academy of Engineering. His work in chemical and biochemical engineering is widely recognised as world leading. He has a longstanding engagement with engineering ethics, including membership of the Academy’s Engineering Ethics Working Group, the Academy’s Teaching Engineering Ethics Group, the UK Academies’ Human Rights Committee and the Advisory Board of the Centre for Emerging Technologies and Bioethics at St Mary’s University London. He has lectured on engineering ethics at universities and international conferences in the UK, mainland Europe, the Middle East and China. Major publications include Atomic Force Microscopy in Process Engineering (Butterworth-Heinemann, 2009, with N. Hilal), Engineering Ethics: Outline of an Aspirational Approach (Springer, 2009), Peace Engineering, 2nd edn., (Lakeshore, 2013, ed. with P.A. Vesilind) and Engineering Ethics: Challenges and Opportunities (Springer, 2014).