An unexpected academic, Darshan is the head of re-Engineered, an interdisciplinary laboratory that embeds peace, social justice, and environmental protection in engineering. He’s an aerospace engineer by training, with a background in combustion chemistry and sustainability ethics from the University of Michigan. Before coming to Arizona State University, he worked as a AAA Science and Technology Policy Fellow at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on climate change resilience and community-based air pollution monitoring, and then at the U.S. Department of Energy as the technical lead of the Wave Energy Prize.
Engineers have helped design and build the world you live in. Engineers and engineering are behind your phone, your home, and your ability to navigate life. Engineers also design and build structures like border walls. This immersive public art and engagement project–comprised of a self-standing border wall sculpture and a museum of walls–exposes visitors to the political nature of engineering.