Benjamin Linder is an Associate Professor of Design and Mechanical Engineering at the Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering. His teaching and research areas include sustainable design, international development, human-centered design, and creative design methods. He is focused on furthering a more ecologically connected and socially informed design practice. Dr. Linder co-founded and co-organizes the International Development Design Summit, which brings people together from over twenty countries to build local, creative design capacity. He formed the Tri-campus Sustainability Working Group between Wellesley, Babson, and Olin Colleges to provide a holistic, multidisciplinary education in sustainability to students on all three campuses. He recently founded Affordable Design and Entrepreneurship, a joint program between Babson and Olin College. He holds a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.