Cyrus Mody (C.C.M.)
Prof. Mody is an historian of recent science and technology, specifically the applied physical sciences in the United States since 1965. He studies the commercialization of academic research, countercultural science and technology, and the longue durée of responsible research and innovation (RRI).
He teaches in the FASoS Arts and Culture bachelor program and the research master's Cultures of Arts, Science, and Technology as well as occasionally in the Maastricht Science Program.
History and sociology of recent science and technology.
Focus on histories of: applied physics and engineering science; commercialization of academic research; microelectronics; university-industry-government partnerships; countercultural science and responsible innovation.
Professional career history
Associate Professor, Department of History, Rice University, 2014-2015
Assistant Professor, Department of History, Rice University, 2007-2014
Program Manager, Nanotechnology and Innovation Studies, Center for Contemporary History and Policy, Chemical Heritage Foundation, 2005-2007
Ph.D., Cornell University, in Science and Technology Studies, August 2004
M.A., Cornell University, in Science and Technology Studies, January 2001
A.B., Harvard University, (magna cum laude) in Engineering Sciences, June 1997