Faculty Research and Creative Activity
Our faculty conduct groundbreaking research, engage in creative scholarship, and share their expertise with a wide variety of communities. Search for individual faculty on Experts @ Minnesota, browse through faculty projects, and see the latest College of Design faculty news below.
Congratulations to the 3 team recipients of the $15,000 CDES Collaborative Research Grants.
Developing a Systems Framework for Circular Design
PI: Lindsey Strange, Apparel Design
Co PIs: Malini Srivastava, Architecture; Frances Trice, Graphic Design; Linsey Griffin, Apparel Design
Increasing the Energy Efficiency of Buildings Through On-Body Supplemental Heating: A Feasibility Analysis
PI: Rolf Jacobson, Center for Sustainable Building Research /Architecture
Co PI: Lucy Dunne, Co-Director Wearable Technology Lab/Apparel Design
A Biophilic Approach to Net-Positive Design
PI: Mary Guzowski, Architecture Co PIs - Joe Favour, Landscape Architecture; Richard Graves, Center for Sustainable Building Research; Jessica Rossi-Mastracci, Landscape Architecture; Abimbola Asojo, Interior Design; Genell Ebbini, Interior Design
Driven by the acute need for N95 masks in hospitals, faculty from the University of Minnesota's College of Design, College of Science of Engineering, and medical school worked together to create two face mask designs that could be assembled using available materials. More...
Led by Professor Tasoulla Hadjiyanni (Interior Design), the Culturally Enriched Communities (CEC) Initiative champions health and connected communities in which everyone can thrive. As the world comes to terms with the many changes the COVID-19 pandemic has brought, Hadjiyanni is leveraging CEC's work to help communities disproportionately affected by the crisis. More...
The need for N95 masks has skyrocketed in recent weeks in response to COVID-19. To address this challenge, an interdisciplinary research team at the University of Minnesota has designed two respirator mask prototypes from donated filter material by Cummins and bendable components from Bedford Industries. More...
Members of the University got to view ongoing work at the College of Design’s annual Research and Creative Scholarship Showcase. More...
- Graduate Student Research and Creative Activity
- Undergraduate Student Research and Creative Activity
Collegiate Research Centers
- Center for Design in Health
- Center for Sustainable Building Research
- Goldstein Museum of Design
- Minnesota Design Center
Intercollegiate Research Centers
Departmental Research Centers
Other Areas of Interest
- Consortium for Research Practices
- Design Thinking
- Human Dimensioning Lab
- Virtual Reality Design Lab
- Visiting Scholars Information
- Wearable Technology Lab
- Zero+Campus Design Project