Professor Kristin L Wood
Head of Pillar, Engineering Product Development
Co-director, SUTD-MIT International Design Centre


Kristin L Wood is Head of Pillar of Engineering Product Development and Co-Director of the SUTD-MIT International Design Centre (IDC). He completed his Master’s and Ph.D degrees in Mechanical Engineering (Division of Engineering and Applied Science) at the California Institute of Technology. Prior to joining SUTD, he was the Cullen Trust Endowed Faculty Professor in Engineering and University Distinguished Teaching Professor at The University of Texas at Austin. Prof Wood’s research focus is in the areas of innovation processes, ideation methods, design-by-analogy, advanced manufacturing processes, such as Solid Freeform Fabrication, methods in product development and innovation, design for manufacturing and tolerance methods, machine-system design, design for product flexibility, design transformer theory, reverse-engineering, and design teaching and learning methods. He has received numerous national and international awards in engineering education, teaching and design research.