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PhD Alumni

 
Select by Graduating Class:
2016   /   2015    /   2014    /   2013    /   2012    /   2011    /   2010


 

2016 Graduating Class

 
Alex Burnap
Alex Burnap
 

2015 Graduating Class

 
robert alexander
Robert Alexander
  • Graduation Date: Winter 2015
  • Disciplines: http://isd.engin.umich.edu/degree-programs/design-science/robert-alexander
  • Co-Advisors: Thomas Zurbuchen, Mary Simoni
  • Thesis Title: The Bird's Ear View: Audification for the Spectral Analysis of Heliospheric Time Series Data
  • Current Position: Instructor, Multimedia & Entertainment Technology Program (MSc), Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  • Email: rlalexan@umich.edu
 
Vineet Raichur
Vineet Raichur
  • Graduation Date:  Fall 2015
  • Disciplines: Energy systems, consumer choice behavior
  • Co-Advisors: 
  • Thesis Title: Models to Enable Estimation of Marginal CO2 Emissions in Electricity Production and Urban Mobility Systems
  • Current Position: Research Assistant, University of Michigan, Institute for Social Research, Biosocial Methods Collaborative
  • Email: vineetr@umich.edu
 
amir sabet sarvestani
Amir Sabet Sarvestani
  • Graduation Date:  Winter 2015
  • Disciplines: Engineering design,psychology, marketing and public health
  • Co-Advisors: 
  • Thesis Title: Designing Task Shifting Medical Devices for Low-Resource Settings
  • Current Position: Managing Strategy Consultant, IBM
  • Email: asabet@umich.edu
 

2014 Graduating Class

 
Namwoo Kang
Namwoo Kang
  • Graduation Date: September 2014
  • Disciplines: Mechanical Engineering and Marketing
  • Co-Advisors: Panos Papalambros and Fred Feinberg
  • Thesis Title: Multidomain Demand Modeling in Design for Market Systems
  • Current Status: Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Michigan
  • Email: nwkang@umich.edu
  • Websitehttp://www.namwookang.com/
 
Anna-Maria Rivas McGowan
Anna-Maria Rivas McGowan
  • Graduation Date: April 2014
  • Disciplines: Organization Science and Engineering
  • Co-Advisors: Panos Papalambros and Wayne Baker
  • Thesis Title: Interdisciplinary Interactions during Research and Early Design of Large-Scale Systems
  • Current Position: NASA Technical Fellow for Complex Systems Design
  • Email: anna-maria.r.mcgowan@nasa.gov
 

2013 Graduating Class

 
Soodeh Montazeri
Soodeh Montazeri
  • Graduation Date: April 2013
  • Disciplines: Design and Psychology
  • Co-Advisors: Panos Papalambros and Richard Gonzalez
  • Thesis Title: Design for Behavior Change: The Role of Product Visual Aesthetics in Promoting Sustainable Behavior
  • Current Position: User Experience Research Associate, Fors Marsh Group - Arlington, VA
  • Email: soumont@umich.edu ; smontazeri@forsmarshgroup.com
 
Jihye Kim
Jihye Kim
  • Graduation Date: April 2013
  • Disciplines: Psychology, Marketing and Industrial Design
  • Co-Advisors: Carolyn Yoon and Richard Gonzalez
  • Thesis Title: Design with Subtle Cues: Visual Expression of Connectedness and Its Downstream Effects
  • Current Position: Designer, Yahoo!
  • Website: https://sites.google.com/site/imdesignscientist/
 
Elliott Manzon
Elliott Manzon
  • Graduation Date: May 2013
  • Disciplines: Psychology and Marketing
  • Co-Advisors: Colleen Seifert and Nigel Melville
  • Thesis Title: Avoiding the Buyer's Fallacy: Consumer Perceptions of Products Before Purchase
  • Current Position: Visiting Assistant Professor of Marketing at the University of Cincinnati
  • Website: http://business.uc.edu/departments/marketing/faculty/elliott-manzon.html
  • Email: Elliott.Manzon@UC.edu
 

2012 Graduating Class

 
Sookyung Cho
Sookyung Cho
  • Graduation Date: August 2012
  • Disciplines: Psychology and Marketing
  • Co-Advisors: Richard Gonzalez and Carolyn Yoon
  • Thesis Title: Aesthetic and Value Judgment of Neotenous Objects: Cuteness as a Design Factor and its Effects on Product Evaluation
  • Current Position: Visiting Assistant Professor/Northern Kentucky University
  • Email: sookie.cho@nku.edu
 

2011 Graduating Class

 
Kate Whitefoot
Kate S. Whitefoot
  • Graduation Date: August, 2011
  • Disciplines: Mechanical Engineering and Public Policy
  • Co-Advisors: Steven Skerlos and Meredith Fowlie
  • Current Position: Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Engineering & Public Policy - Carnegie Mellon University
  • Email: kwhitefoot@cmu.edu
 
Rafael Ramos
Rafael Ramos
  • Graduation Date: August 2011
  • Disciplines: Systems Design Engineering and Information
  • Co-Advisors: Brian Gilchrist and Ixchel Faniel
  • Thesis Title: Parametric Design within an Atomic Design Process (ADP) applied to Spacecraft Design
  • Current Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Michigan
 
Mobeen Shaukat
Mobeen Shaukat
  • Graduation Date: August, 2011
  • Disciplines: Mechanical Engineering and Marketing
  • Co-Advisors: Kazuhiro Saitou and John Marshall
  • Thesis Title: Influence of Product Complexity and Customers Demographics on Co-Design
  • Current Position: Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, King Fahd University
  • Website: http://www.kfupm.edu.sa/departments/me/Lists/ContentPages/DispForm.aspx?ID=109
  • Email: Mshaukat@Kfu.edu.Sa
 

2010 Graduating Class

 
Seda Yilmaz
Seda Yilmaz
  • Graduation Date: April, 2010
  • Disciplines: Psychology and Art & Design
  • Co-advisors: Colleen Seifert and Jan-Henrik Andersen
  • Thesis Title: Design Heuristics
  • Current Position: Assistant Professor of Industrial Design, Iowa State University
  • Website: http://sedayilmaz.me
  • Email: seda@iastate.edu
 
Tahira N. Reid
Tahira N. Reid
  • Graduation Date: April, 2010
  • Disciplines: Mechanical Engineering and Psychology
  • Co-advisors: Panos Papalambros and Rich Gonzalez
  • Thesis Title: Quantifying Perception-Based Attributes in Design: A Case Study on the Perceived Environmental Friendliness of Vehicle Silhouettes
  • Website: https://engineering.purdue.edu/reidlab/
  • Email: tahira@purdue.edu