Joseph Fiksel

Professor Emeritus
Ohio State University


Joseph Fiksel joined Ohio State in 2005 as co-founder of the multidisciplinary Center for Resilience, which is now integrated into the Sustainability Institute at Ohio State. Previously he had a varied career in private industry, including contract research and management consulting. Most recently he was Vice President for Life Cycle Management at Battelle, where his clients included global consortia, leading multi-national companies, and Federal government agencies. From 2010 to 2014, he took a leave from Ohio State to serve as Special Assistant for Sustainability at the U.S. EPA.


Joseph has gained an international reputation for his expertise in environmental risk management, sustainable design strategies, supply chain resilience, and complex systems modeling. Joseph holds a B.Sc. from M.I.T., a Ph.D. in Operations Research from Stanford University, and an advanced degree in applied mathematics from La Sorbonne, University of Paris. Currently he is a Visiting Scholar at The George Washington University in Washington, DC, where he offers an online course in Enterprise Resilience.