Louise Manfredi, IDSA


Louise Mandredi, Ph.D., IDSA
Assistant Professor | Syracuse University

Dr. Louise Manfredi is an assistant professor of Industrial and Interaction Design in the School of Design, and and an adjunct professor in the Engineering Management master's program in College of Engineering and Computer Science. Dr. Manfredi focuses on: (1) sustainable material testing, development, and adoption and (2) developing methods to improve the working relationship between designers and STEM practitioners. She holds a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering and a B.Des. in Product Design from the University of Leeds, UK. Manfredi was also the recipient of IDSA’s Young Educator of the Year Award in 2020.



Statement of Candidacy (Education Council - Northeast | 2022-2023 term)

I care deeply about promoting the educational achievements of our students and faculty across the region. I believe that I have exemplified my dedication to teaching by being awarded a 2020 IDSA Young Educator of the Year Award, and now I would like the opportunity to contribute to the broader organizational mission.

In particular, I would like to join the education team to build on the excellent work of those leaving the position, to strategize ways to connect student groups across districts and create networking opportunities for faculty to connect beyond the conference circuit. I would also enjoy the opportunity to work with the IDSA Education Committee leadership to strengthen the academic output from the International Design Conference, such as a special issue journal, or an edited book.