Design for Sustainability
Seminar on Sustinable Design Strategies aimed at Mainstream Manufacturing
This half-day seminar explores the intellectual foundations and the practical execution of creating sustainable product design solutions, as well as the challenges of manufacturing taking into account of the ethical impact and social responsibility of companies. The talk will present various approaches for attendees who want to translate academic ideas, theories and methodologies into on-the-ground projects in sustainability for organisations. It draws on case study experiences of moving sustainable, low-carbon projects forward in collaboration with stakeholders and business enterprises. It investigates both strategies of sustainability and reduction of climate change risk in product design at various phases of a project and how market forces hinder or improve progress.
9.00am Introductions by Mr John Lim, Senior Consultant, PE-COI, SIMTech
9.15am Modularity assessment and product architecture, considering
criteria including reliability, assembly and disassembly, sourcing
and variety of product offers
- Prof Kevin Otto, Singapore University of Technology and Design
10.15am Tea break and Networking
10.30am Design for ethical impact and social responsibility
- Prof Ricardo Sosa, SUTD
11.15am The carbon footprint of running shoes: a case study in using life
cycle assessment for product design for environment
- Dr Lynette Cheah, ICES
11.45am Sustainable manufacturing process - Remanufacturing
considerations and its impact
- Dr Tan Boon Kiat, SIMTech
12.15pm Final Q& A End of session
About the Speakers
Dr Kevin Ottois the Associate Professor of Engineering Product Development at Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD). His interests include robust design, complex systems, dynamic systems, innovation, new product development. Also strong interests in low energy building design, building controls, urban infrastructure simulation, new technology introduction, market adoption simulation and modeling. Kevin previously held professorship positions at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and holds a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Caltech.
Dr Ricardo Sosais Assistant Professor at SUTD. He specializes in design creativity and innovation. His other interests include human-centred design, collaborative creative processes and rapid prototyping. Ricardo is an Industrial Designer and holds a PhD in Design Computing from the University of Sydney, Australia.
Dr Lynette Cheahis currently a researcher with the Institute of Chemical and Engineering Sciences (ICES), part of the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR). She is also an adjunct Assistant Professor with SUTD. Her research interest is in assessing the life-cycle energy and environmental impacts of new technologies, with a focus on transportation systems. Lynette got her Ph.D. in engineering systems from MIT
Dr Tan Boon Kiatis the Senior Industry Development Manager at SIMTech. He is responsible for Remanufacturing Initiative under the Sustainable Manufacturing Centre. His interest includes augmented reality application in remanufacturing, design for sustainability and adaptive remanufacturing process. Boon Kiat holds a PhD in mechanical engineering from University of Glasgow, UK.
Who Should Attend
Registration for this seminar is free of charge and seats are available on first-come, first-served basis. To reserve a place, please
For more details, please contact Mr John Lim Kee Yong, Senior Consultant, PE COI, Email: kylim@SIMTech.a-star.edu.sg; Tel: 6793 8248
For general enquiries: Alice Koh, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Tel: 6793 8249