“I use ‘disruptive’ in both its good and bad connotations. Disruptive scientific and technological progress is not to me inherently good or inherently evil. But its arc is for us to shape. Technology’s progress is furthermore in my judgment unstoppable. But it is quite incorrect that it unfolds inexorably according to its own internal logic and the laws of nature.”
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Dr. Zhenyu Li is an associate of the Water-Energy Nexus project in the Belfer Center's Science, Technology, and Public Policy Program. Before joining the Belfer Center, Zhenyu was a research scientist in Water Desalination and Reuse Center at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology in Saudi Arabia.
His research focuses on the application of innovative membrane technology and renewable energy for water desalination and reuse. He holds a Ph.D. in biotechnology from Prince of Songkla University, Thailand.Last Updated: Jan 6, 2017, 12:57pm