Editor in Chief
Panos Y. Papalambros
Panos Y Papalambros, PhD, PE, is the James B. Angell Distinguished University Professor, the Donald C. Graham Professor of Engineering and Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He also holds faculty appointments in the College of Architecture and Urban Planning, and the School of Art and Design. He holds a diploma in mechanical and electrical engineering from the National Technical University of Athens, and M.S. and PhD degrees in mechanical engineering from Stanford University. He has co-authored the textbook Principles of Optimal Design: Modeling and Computation (1988, 2000). He is a Fellow of ASME and SAE, and the recipient of the JSME Systems and Design Achievement Award, ASME Design Automation, ASME Machine Design, ASME Spira Outstanding Design Educator, and ASEE Ralph Coats Roe Awards.
Co-Editor in Chief
John S. Gero
John S Gero, PhD, is the former Professor of Design Science at the University of Sydney and is currently Research Professor in Computer Science and Architecture at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and Research Professor at the Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study and the Department of Computational Social Science at George Mason University. He holds degrees in engineering, science, and architecture. He has been a Visiting Professor of Architecture, Civil Engineering, Cognitive Psychology, Computer Science, Design and Computation, and Mechanical Engineering in the USA, UK, France, and Switzerland, including at MIT, UC-Berkeley, Columbia and Carnegie-Mellon Universities. He has co-authored/edited over 50 books and has published over 650 research papers. He is the chair of the Design Computing and Cognition conference series.
Rachael Hamilton is a Senior Administrative Assistant at the College of Engineering’s Integrative Systems + Design group at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She earned her B.A. in English from the University of Michigan in 2005 and has worked with the University since then, gaining editorial experience by assisting with the Stapp Car Crash Conference® and Journal. Additionally, she holds a part-time faculty position at Washtenaw Community College teaching developmental English, composition, and business writing courses.
Alex Burnap, PhD, is a Postdoctoral Fellow in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Michigan and Visiting Research Scientist at General Motors. He earned his PhD in Design Science in statistical aggregation models of crowdsourced engineering design, particularly characterizing limitations of conventional models and development of new methods to finding experts in the crowd to overcome these limitations. His current research focuses on predicting marketing and design questions using large-scale data in an area of research termed deep learning.
Saeema Ahmed-Kristensen, PhD, is a Professor and Deputy Head of the Dyson School of Design Engineering, Imperial College London. She was a Professor at the Department of Management Engineering, Technical University of Denmark and led the Design, Engineering and Innovation Research Section. She conducted her PhD at the Mechanical Engineering Dept. at the University of Cambridge, where she was also an Engineering fellow of Edward Murray College. Her research interests focus upon engineering design to develop tools and methods that improve design synthesis, creativity, support global product development, and provide decision support throughout a product’s lifecycle. She has over 100 reviewed publications and works in close collaboration with industry, from aerospace, oil drilling equipment, medical devices, to consumer products such as headsets. A multidisciplinary approach including computer science, engineering, and psychology is adopted to research.
Dr. Petra Badke-Schaub (PhD 1992, Bamberg University, ‘Groups and complex problem solving’) is a professor for Design Theory and Methodology since 2004 at the TU Delft, NL, prior to which she held academic positions at the Institute of Theoretical Psychology at Bamberg University, and was a member of the Max-Planck-Project Group ‘Cognitive Anthropology’ in Berlin from 1991 till 1993. As Head of the section Design Theory and Methodology, her group is doing design research and provides education in the Bachelor and Masters on all aspects of the design process related to the designer. With her background as a psychologist, she integrates topics such as creativity, cognitive conflicts and reflection into a theoretical framework “Human Behavior in Design” what comprises analysis and explanation of design behavior in context and ask from there the question how to support the designer.
Kristi E. Schmidt Bauerly
Kristi E. S. Bauerly, PhD, is a human factors engineer on Apple Inc.’s Industrial Design team in Cupertino, California. She holds a B.S.E. degree in industrial engineering with a focus in human factors from The University of Iowa and M.S.I.E. and PhD degrees in industrial and operations engineering specializing in ergonomics from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Since 2006, she has worked with the industrial design team at Apple to optimize hardware user experience.
Jean-François Boujut, PhD, is a Professor of Engineering Design at Grenoble Institute of Technology (Grenoble INP). He is a member of the academic staff of the Industrial Engineering School of Grenoble INP and holds the responsibility of the innovation and creativity courses. He is a former student of the Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan (France) and holds an Agrégation of Mechanical Engineering and a M.S. degree from University Paris 6. He earned his PhD in 1993 in Mechanical Engineering and his Habilitation in 2001 in the same discipline. He is a member of the advisory board of the Design Society.
Jonathan Cagan, PhD, PE, is the George Tallman and Florence Barrett Ladd Professor in Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering, at Carnegie Mellon University, with appointments in the School of Design and Computer Science. He co-directs the Integrated Innovation Institute and Master of Integrated Innovation for Products and Services at CMU and serves as the Director of Innovation and Entrepreneurship for the College of Engineering. Prof. Cagan is an expert in product development and innovation methods for early stage product development. His research focuses on design cognition, computation, and practice. He is the author of over 200 peer-reviewed research publications, and the co-author of three books: Creating Breakthrough Products, Built to Love, and The Design of Things to Come. He is a Fellow of ASME.
Marco Cantamessa is a Professor at the Department of Management and Production Engineering of Politecnico di Torino, where he teaches Management of Innovation and Product Development. He has had a number of lecturing appointments at other European universities and business schools such as EPFL, SIMT, and ESCP. He has authored or co-authored more than one hundred scientific papers, of which several have appeared in international refereed journals. He is a founding member of The Design Society, were he currently serves on the Advisory Board, and is a member of INFORMS, PDMA, and SMS. He is a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Engineering Design and has served on the Scientific Boards of a number of international conferences. Since 2008 he is President and CEO of I3P, one of the leading European university incubators. Since 2014 he is President of PNI Cube, the Italian association of university incubators.
Amaresh Chakrabarti is a Professor of Engineering Design at Centre for Product Design and Manufacturing, Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore. He holds a BE in Mechanical Engineering (Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur),a ME in Mechanical Design (IISc), and a PhD in Engineering Design (University of Cambridge, UK). He co-authored DRM, a methodology used widely as a framework for doing engineering design research. He is Associate Editor, AI EDAM, Area Editor, Research in Engg Design, Regional Editor, Journal of Remanufacturing, and held Advisory Editorships for 9 International Journals. He founded IDeASLab – the first laboratory in India for research into design. He is Programme chair for ICoRD – the first international design research conference series in India. He is Honorary Fellow, Institution of Engineering Designers, UK, and recipient of Jawaharlal Nehru Cambridge Pre-doctoral Fellowship (1987) and UK MG MIAA Commendation Award (1994). Seven of his papers won top paper awards in international conferences.
Lin-Lin Chen is a professor in the Department of Industrial and Commercial Design at National Taiwan University of Science and Technology (NTUST) and Chair of Design and Realization of Intelligent Systems at the faculty of Industrial Design at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) in the Netherlands. She received a BS degree from National Cheng Kung University in Taiwan and a PhD from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. She was Dean of the College of Design at NTUST from 2004 to 2010, President of the Chinese Institute of Design from 2007 to 2008, and convener for the arts (and design) area committee of Taiwan’s National Science Council from 2009 to 2011. She is the founding Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Design (SCI, SSCI, AHCI), Vice President of the International Association of Societies of Design Research (IASDR), and Fellow of the Design Research Society. Her research focuses on product aesthetics, design innovation, interactive interface design, and geometric algorithms.
Wei Chen, PhD, is the Wilson-Cook Professor in Engineering Design at Northwestern University, USA. She is a Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and the Chair of the research faculty council of the Segal Design Institution. Dr. Chen received her PhD in mechanical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology (1995), her MS from University of Houston (1992), and BS from Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China (1988). She is a Fellow of ASME and an Associate Fellow of AIAA. She co-authored the book “Decision-Based Design: Integrating Consumer Preferences into Engineering Design”, Springer 2013. She is a review editor of Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization and served twice as an Associate Editor of the ASME Journal of Mechanical Design. Dr. Chen was the recipient of NSF Faculty Early Career Award, ASME Pi Tau Sigma Gold Medal achievement award, and SAE Ralph R. Teetor Educational award.
P. John Clarkson
John Clarkson is Professor of Engineering Design and Director of the Engineering Design Centre at the University of Cambridge. He holds a degree in electrical engineering and PhD in electrical machines from the University of Cambridge and an honorary doctorate from KU Leuven. As well as publishing over 600 papers, he has written and edited a number of books on medical equipment design, inclusive design, and process management. He is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, the Institution of Engineering and Technology and the Institution of Engineering Designers, and an international member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences.
Alex H. B. Duffy
Alex Duffy is a Professor of Systems Design and currently Head of Department of Design Manufacture and Engineering Management at the University of Strathclyde. Before University he was an apprentice with the UK’s Ministry of Defence (Naval) and worked there for six years on various practical, technical, and managerial projects. He obtained his BSc in Naval Architecture and PhD in Knowledge Based Computer Aided Ship Design at Strathclyde. He is the editor of the Journal of Engineering Design and is a Chartered Engineer, Chartered Information IT Professional, Fellow of the Institution of Engineering Designers, Fellow of the British Computer Society, and Honorary Fellow of the Design Society.
Ashok K. Goel
Ashok K. Goel is a Professor of Computer and Cognitive Science in the School of Interactive Computing at Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, USA. He is the Director of the School’s PhD Program in Human-Centered Computing and the Design & Intelligence Laboratory. He is also a Co-Director of the Institute’s Center for Biologically Inspired Design, and the Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors of the Biomimicry 3.8 Institute. For over a quarter century, Ashok has conducted research into artificial intelligence, cognitive science, and learning science, with a focus on computational design, invention, and discovery. His recent work investigates computational biomimicry and computational sustainability. He recently co-edited a volume on Biologically Inspired Design. He is an Associate Editor of IEEE Intelligent Systems and serves on the editorial board of the AI Magazine.
Sean Hanna, EngD, is Reader in Space and Adaptive Architectures at University College London, Director of the Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment’s MSc/MRes programs in Adaptive Architecture and Computation, and Academic Director of UCL’s Doctoral Training Centre in Virtual Environments, Imaging and Visualisation. He is a member of the UCL Space Group, noted as one of the UK’s highest performing research groups in the field of architecture and the built environment in the last two consecutive UK Research Assessment Exercises. His research is primarily in developing computational methods for dealing with complexity in design and the built environment, including the comparative modelling of space, and the use of machine learning and optimization techniques for the design and fabrication of structures, and he maintains close design industry collaboration with world leading architects and engineers (e.g. Foster + Partners), artists (e.g. Antony Gormley) and technology producers (e.g. Bentley Systems).
Yan Jin, PhD, is Professor of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering at University of Southern California. Prior to joining USC faculty, he worked as a post-doc and then senior research scientist at Stanford University. He received his Ph.D. degree in Naval Architecture from the University of Tokyo. He is a Fellow of ASME, and a recipient of NSF CAREER Award, TRW Excellence in Teaching Award, and Xerox Best Paper Award (International Conference on Design Theory and Methodology). He served as Vice Chair of Design Theory and Methodology Technical Committee, Chair of International Conference of Design Theory and Methodology, and Honors & Awards Chair of Design Engineering Division of ASME. He currently serves as Editor-in-Chief of Artificial Intelligence for Engineering Design, Analysis, and Manufacturing (AIEDAM).
Yong Se Kim
Yong Se Kim is the Chairman and a Professor of the Service Design Institute and a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Sungkyunkwan University, Korea. He also directs the Creative Design Institute at Sungkyunkwan University. He received his PhD in Mechanical Engineering with a minor in Computer Science in the Design Division of Stanford University in 1990. He also received his MS degree at Stanford. He received his BS in Mechanical Engineering from Seoul National University, Korea in 1983. Before coming back to Korea in 2000, he taught at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from 1990 – 1997 and at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee from 1997 – 2000. Currently, Yong Se Kim is the Asia Chapter representative of the Design Society, where he also serves as a member of the Advisory Board.
Terry Knight is a Professor of Design and Computation in the Department of Architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She holds a BFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, and an MA and PhD in Architecture from the University of California, Los Angeles. Her book, Transformations in Design, is a well-known introduction to the field of shape grammars. She has served on the editorial boards of Languages of Design, Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design, Journal of Mathematics and the Arts, and ArchiDoct, and has published extensively in these and other design research journals.
Udo Lindemann did his diploma degree (equiv. to MSc) in Mechanical Engineering and finalized his dissertation at the Technische Universitaet München (TUM) as Dr.-Ing. In the years to follow, he held several leading positions in industry. Since 1995 he is the head of the Institute of Product Development at TUM in Munich as a full professor. He served as Dean for Study Affairs and as Dean of the Faculty Mechanical Engineering and since 2008, and he is the chair of the Academic Senate of TUM. Since the initiation of the Design Society, he has been an active member; from 2007 to 2010 he served as its President. In addition, he is an active member of a number of scientific societies and other organizations. In 2008, he became an elected member of the German Academy of Science and Engineering.
Jordan J. Louviere
Jordan J. Louviere is a Research Professor in The Institute for Choice at the University of South Australia. He has a BA in Geography from the University of Southwestern Louisiana (Now U of LA, Lafayette), a MA in Geography from Nebraska, a MA in Urban Transportation Planning, a PhD in Geography (minor in psychology) from the University of Iowa, and a Higher Doctorate of Letters from the University of Technology, Sydney. He co-authored the book Stated Choice Methods: Analysis and Applications (2000). He is a Fellow of ANZMAC and ASSA, a recipient of the American Marketing Association’s Charles Coolidge Parlin Award for lifetime achievements in marketing research, and is on the Board of Governors of the Parlin Award.
Anja M Maier, PhD, is Professor at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU), where she is also Head of the Engineering Systems Division, Department of Management Engineering. She holds a PhD degree in Engineering Design from the University of Cambridge, UK, and a Master’s of Arts degree in political science, communication science, and philosophy. Her research focuses on engineering systems design, with a particular emphasis on complexity and human behaviour. This includes design communication, network-based modelling and analysis in design, and design cognition. Prof. Maier serves on the Advisory Board of The Design Society, is a member of the International Council on Systems Engineering, and a Fellow of the Cambridge Philosophical Society. She works in close collaboration with industry and public organisations, predominantly in cleantech and healthcare, and has worked as a technical consultant in the manufacturing and software industries.
Chris McMahon, is FIMechE Professor of Engineering Design in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Bristol. After an early career in the railway and automotive industries, Chris’s academic career at the Universities of Bath and Bristol has involved a strong emphasis on design education and on research interests in computer-aided design, design methods and tools, information management, materials in design, and eco-design. He is co-author of CADCAM, Principles, Practice and Manufacturing Management (1992, 1998), and editor of a number of research proceedings. From 2010-13 he was President of the Design Society. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, a member of ASME, and a member of the editorial boards of a number of design journals.
Yukari Nagai is the Dean Professor at the School of Knowledge Science, Professor of the Research Center for Innovative Lifestyle, and Director of the Design Creativity Research Unit at the Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST). She earned a Doctor of Philosophy degree from Chiba University and obtained her PhD in Computing Sciences from the University of Technology, Sydney. Her research interests are the “human aspect of creativity,” which includes cognition and morality, and the “social aspect of creativity,” which includes innovation, culture, and ethics. She believes that discussing the meanings of design will help clarify both aspects. Understanding people’s motivations in working with arts is a key model for her deep insights into design creativity. Currently, she is a Leader of the Special Interest Group of Design Creativity at The Design Society, an Advisory Board Member of the Design Society, a Fellow of Design Research Society, and Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Design Creativity and Innovation (Taylor & Francis).
Don Norman is Director of the recently established Design Lab at the University of California, San Diego where he is also professor emeritus of both psychology and cognitive science. He is cofounder of the Nielsen Norman Group, an IDEO fellow, Trustee of IIT’s Institute of Design (Chicago), and former Vice President of Apple. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is professor emeritus of computer science and design at Northwestern University. He has been Distinguished Visiting Professor of Industrial Design at Korea’s Advanced Institute of Science & Technology (KAIST). He was awarded the Benjamin Franklin medal in Computer and Cognitive Science, has honorary degrees from the University of Padua (Italy) and the Delft University of Technology (Netherlands) and is an honorary professor of Design and Innovation at Tongji University in Shanghai. His books include Emotional Design, and Living with Complexity, and most recently an expanded and revised edition of Design of Everyday Things. He can be found at www.jnd.org.
Yoram Reich is a Professor at the School of Mechanical Engineering, Tel Aviv University. He oversees the design and CAD track in undergraduate studies; he is an elected member of Tel Aviv University Senate and Board of Governors and a member of the Academic Board of Holon Institute of Technology. He practiced engineering design for more than 7 years; he worked as a researcher or visiting professor at Carnegie Mellon University, Duke University, and Stanford University. He served several years as a board member and two years as the Chair of the Israeli Chapter of Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME). He is the Editor-in-Chief of Research in Engineering Design and an editorial board member of 7 other journals, a founder and past co-chair of the Design Theory special interest group of the Design Society, and an elected member of its Advisory Board. He is also a Fellow of the Design Research Society. Prof. Reich co-founded and is the Chairman of the Israel Institute for Empowering Ingenuity.
Colleen M. Seifert
Colleen M. Seifert, PhD, is an Arthur F. Thurnau Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She also holds a faculty appointment in the Institute for Social Research. She received a BA degree in psychology from Gustavus Adolphus College in Minnesota, and MS, MPhil, and PhD degrees in psychology from Yale University. She completed the interdisciplinary Cognitive Science graduate program at Yale, combining psychology and computer science. She has co-authored the textbook Learn Psychology (2013). She is a Fellow of the American Psychological Society, and past president and executive officer of the international Cognitive Science Society. She was the recipient of an American Society for Engineering Education Postdoctoral Fellowship, a Spencer Foundation Fellowship from the National Academy of Education, and a University of Michigan Faculty Recognition Award. She is currently the chair of the interdisciplinary Design Science graduate program at the University of Michigan.
Kristina Shea is a Professor for Engineering Design and Computing at ETH Zürich in Switzerland. Her research focuses on developing cutting-edge computational models, methods and tools that enable the design of more innovative and complex engineered systems and products as well as automating design and fabrication processes. Her research is interdisciplinary combining engineering, design and computing and considers early conceptual design phases through to the fabrication of novel solutions. Current interests include computational design synthesis and optimization, model-based systems engineering and computational design-to-fabrication. Shea is active in the research community where she serves on the Board of Management of the Design Society and is an Associate Editor for the ASME Journal of Mechanical Design and Artificial Intelligence for Engineering Design, Analysis and Manufacturing (AIEDAM). She is a Fellow of the ASME and a member of the Design Society. She earned her BS, MS and PhD in mechanical engineering from Carnegie Mellon University in 1993, 1995 and 1997, respectively. She worked previously at EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland, Cambridge University, UK, and TU München, Germany in various positions. She also led the development of expertise in Computational Design and Optimization at Arup, London, UK where she applied her research to live building design projects.
Steven M. Smith
Steven M. Smith is a Professor of Psychology at Texas A&M University, and is one of the founding members of the Creative Cognition group there. Dr. Smith’s interdisciplinary work, which bridges his research on creative cognition with creative engineering design, business, patent law, and computer science, has dealt with creative conceptual design in engineering, and with information discovery in computer science, and has been supported by the National Science Foundation. He has given invited addresses on creative cognition research around the world, including England, France, Spain, Ireland, Colombia, The Netherlands, Japan, and China. His experimental work on context-dependent memory influenced memory enhancement techniques that are used forensically to enhance eyewitness memory, and he has served as an expert on eyewitness memory in numerous legal cases. Dr. Smith is the author of more than 100 articles in cognitive psychology, and his books include Creative Cognition: Theory, Research, and Applications (1992), The Creative Cognition Approach (1995), Creativity and the Mind: Discovering the Genius Within (1995), and Creative Thought: An Investigation of Conceptual Structures and Processes (1997).
Mitchell M. Tseng
Mitchell M. Tseng is the Chair Professor and Director of Advanced Manufacturing Institute at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He also holds faculty appointments in MIT Zaragoza Logistics Center and School of Design, China Academy of Arts. He started his career in developing key enabling manufacturing technologies for computer industry, some of which, including the diamond machining for polygons in laser printers, are still widely used. He has been working closely with industry with more than 100 projects to help companies’ upgrading product design and manufacturing capabilities. He published more than 200 scholarly papers, case studies, and three books.
He is an elected Fellow of the International Academy of Production Research (CIRP), American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), and Hong Kong Academy of Engineering Sciences (HKAES). He is the recipient of LEAD Award from SME, Franz Edelman Laureate (INFORMS), and Outstanding Industrial Engineer (Purdue). He and Prof. Frank Piller co-founded the International Mass Customization and Personalization Conference, a premium bi-annual international conference bringing together academic and industry leaders in the field.
Pieter E. Vermaas
Pieter Vermaas is an Associate Professor with the Philosophy Department of Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands. He is trained in theoretical physics at the University of Amsterdam and holds a PhD in philosophy of quantum mechanics from Utrecht University. At Delft University of Technology he switched to the philosophy of technology with a focus on analyses of design methods and of descriptions of technical products. He co-authored a volume on Philosophy and Design (2008), a monograph on Technical Functions (2010), and the textbook A Philosophy of Technology (2011). Vermaas is editor-in-chief and founder of the Philosophy of Engineering and Technology book series.
Christian Weber is a Professor of Engineering Design and Dean of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Technische Universität Ilmenau. From 1986-2000, he was a Member of Workshop Design Konstruktion (WDK). In 2000, he was a founding member of the De¬sign Society, which evolved from WDK. From 2000-2005, he was a member of the Advisory Board of the Design Society. From 2005-2013, he was a member of the Board of Management of the Design Society. He is a member of WiGeP, Wissenschaftlichen Gesellschaft für Produktentwicklung (Academic So¬cie¬ty for Product Development), a member of the Advisory Board for Product De¬vel¬op¬ment and Mechatronics of the Verein Deutscher Ingenieure (VDI, German Association of En¬gineers). In 2004 he received the Honorary Medal VDI. In 2008, he was elected to the Board 402 (mechanics und me¬chan¬ical design) of Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German National Science Foun¬da¬tion). His research fields include Design Theory and Methodology (DTM); new approach to product and pro¬cess modelling in engineering design; Computer-Aided Design (CAD); Links between DTM and CAD; Feature-based modelling; representation and processing of geometric tolerances in 3D CAD-systems; Product-Service Systems (PSS); machine elements as components of mechatronic products; simulation of mechatronic systems.
Kristin L. Wood
Dr. Kristin L. Wood is currently a Professor, Engineering and Product Development (EPD) Head of Pillar, and Co-Director of the SUTD-MIT International Design Center (IDC) at the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD). Dr. Wood completed his MS and PhD degrees in the Division of Engineering and Applied Science at the California Institute of Technology, where he was an AT&T Bell Laboratories PhD Scholar. Dr. Wood joined the faculty at the University of Texas in September 1989 and established a computational and experimental laboratory for research in engineering design and manufacturing, in addition to a teaching laboratory for prototyping, reverse engineering measurements, and testing. During the 1997-98 academic year, Dr. Wood was a Distinguished Visiting Professor at the United States Air Force Academy. Through 2011, Dr. Wood was a Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Design & Manufacturing Division at The University of Texas at Austin. He was a National Science Foundation Young Investigator, the “Cullen Trust for Higher Education Endowed Professor in Engineering,” “University Distinguished Teaching Professor,” and the Director of the Manufacturing and Design Laboratory (MaDLab) and MORPH Laboratory. Dr. Wood has published more than 350 refereed articles and books, and has received more than 35 national and international awards in design, research, consulting, and education.
Bernard Yannou, PhD, is a Professor of Design and Industrial Engineering in Ecole Centrale Paris (ECP). Deputy-director of Industrial Engineering Lab., he is in charge of the IE M. S. and the last-year Innovative System Design & Development curriculum. He holds a MS in mechanical engineering from Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan (ENSC), a MS of computer Science from Paris-6 University and a PhD from ENSC. He conducted research for a number of industrial companies: Dassault Systemes, Renault, Schlumberger, Johnson Controls, Airbus, Eurocopter, Safran, Bouygues Construction, Schneider Electric. He coordinated eight textbooks in French language on design and innovation of industrial products. He is member of the Advisory Board of the Design Society, member of the ASME and Associate Editor of the Journal of Mechanical Design and Int. Journal of Design Creativity and Innovation.