Rochester Institute of Technology
Alex Lobos is always curious about how products connect users to their context. His research positions design as a tool for environmental and social innovation. He is an assistant professor of industrial design at Rochester Institute of Technology. He has also held faculty positions at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Universidad Rafael Landivar in Guatemala and ISTHMUS Escuela de Diseño in Panama. Lobos has done extensive work in the area of home appliances, first during his graduate studies and then as an industrial designer for General Electric. He is a Fulbright Scholar and holds a master’s in fine arts from the University of Notre Dame and a bachelor’s in industrial design from Universidad Rafael Landivar.