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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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Architect and Designer, Studied at the SPD Scuola Politecnica di Milano and received the Ph.D. from Politecnico di Milano where work as researcher and professor.
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Full Professor in Interior Architecture and Exhibit of Politecnico di Milano, Design School and Architecture School. He is an expert of Theory and History of Design with a focus on furniture and everyday use objects.
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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.
Continue reading Dr. Prof. Andrea Ratti
Ph.D. and Researcher in industrial design is an assistant professor at the school of design of Politecnico di Milano.
From 2006 to 2014 she was a researcher at the department of chemistry, materials and chemical engineering “Giulio Natta” (DCMC).
Continue reading Dr. Valentina Rognoli
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
Chiara has received her Master degree and Bachelor degree in Materials Engineering and Nanotechnology from Politecnico di Milano. She is passionate about the Materials & Design relationship.
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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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Ph.D. Candidate in Design, Msc. In Design from Politecnico di Milano and CMF Designer
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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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