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Benjamin Linder

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.

Selected Publications