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Dr. Prof. Marinella Ferrara

Founder and Coordinator

Associate Professor of Industrial Design at the Politecnico di Milano, where she founded MADEC, the Material Design Culture Research Centre and directs the founding research. Her research aims to clarify the relationship between design and materials in the history and the contemporary time and to understand the dynamics of design-driven material innovation. With her research, she has made a significant contribution to methodologies of Design for Materials and historiographical work.

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Dr. Prof. Andrea Ratti

Architect, Ph.D. in technical innovation projects in Architecture. Develop his teaching and research activities in the design department of Politecnico di Milano. Co-director of the Master in Yacht Design of Politecnico, Vice-president of ATENA Lombardia (Italian Association of Naval Technic), Member of the board of directors of Assocomposti (Italian Association of Composite Materials), Member of the Uni-Yacht recycling commission.
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Dr. Chiara Lecce

Dopo il conseguimento della Laurea Magistrale in Design degli Interni presso il Politecnico di Milano nel 2008, ha iniziato a collaborare con il prof. Giampiero Bosoni come assistente per i corsi di Storia delle Arti, del Design e dell’Architettura e per i Laboratori di Progettazione di Interni della Scuola del Design del Politecnico di Milano, insieme agli architetti Migliore & Servetto. Continue reading Dr. Chiara Lecce

Camilo Ayala Garcia

Camilo is currently working towards his Ph.D. degree on the topic of Do-It-Yourself Materials as triggers of change at Politecnico di Milano. Before this Ph.D. research, Camilo received his Bachelor degree in Industrial Design from the Los Andes University in Bogotá in the year 2004. He also obtained his Bachelor Degree in Textile Design from the same university simultaneously. In the year 2007, received his Master of Arts in Design degree from Domus Academy (the University of Wales accredited school of design) in Milan awarded with Distinction.
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Dr. Murat Bengisu

PhD in Materials Engineering. Head of Design Studies Master’s and PhD programs at Izmir University of Economics (IUE). Instructor at the Industrial Design Department at IUE. His research interest includes materials for design, smart materials, borate glasses, engineering ceramics, biomaterials, biomimetics, linguistics of design, technological forecasting, disability and work, design history, and text mining.

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