Julia O'Rourke

Main research topic:

Sustainable design

Current research work:

  • Analyzing the environmental impact of biomimetic designs using green design guidelines and life cycle analysis

  • Developing new design guidelines based on the environmentally-beneficial aspects of biomimetic designs

Graduate courses taken:

  • Product Design, Development, and Prototyping

  • Engineering Analysis: Analytical Methods

  • Global Challenges to National Innovation Systems

  • Engineering Design Theory and Mathematical Techniques

  • Design for Environment

  • Energy Technology and Policy


B.S. Mechanical Engineering
B.A. Philosophy                                                                  

B.A. History and Philosophy of Science                                    

University of Pittsburgh 2008

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