Dr. Faludi, J.

Jeremy Faludi is assistant professor of Design for Sustainability at the Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering.

Jeremy's research focuses on sustainable design methods, sustainable additive manufacturing, and sustainability metrics such as life cycle assessment or health hazard assessment. Some specific projects include improving product reparability assessment; using 3D printing for repair; low-energy 3D printing with circular bio-composite pastes; improving LCA software user interface and data visualization; and co-creating methods with companies to integrate sustainable design into their standard product development practices.

Jeremy wrote the OECD’s recommendations for green 3D printing policy, and the Additive Manufacturer Green Trade Association's first white paper; he has published the most comprehensive life cycle assessments in the additive manufacturing industry. For sustainable design methods, he created Whole System Mapping, which is emerging in companies and universities around the world, and in 2004 designed the first online biomimicry database for the Biomimicry Institute (now AskNature.org). A bicycle he helped design appeared in the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt Design Museum's 2007 exhibit "Design for the Other 90%”.

Academic Background

Originally trained as a physicist, he paid for a year of design school by helping improve the passive hydraulic vibration damping system of LIGO, the Laser Interferometer Gravity Wave Observatory.  He spent three years in the semiconductor industry, and worked as a sustainable designer in industry for fifteen years before returning to academia.  Before TU Delft, he taught green product design at Stanford, Dartmouth, and Minneapolis College of Art and Design.

He has contributed to six books on sustainable design, including Worldchanging: A User's Guide for the 21st Century. He has authored or co-authored several online courses, including VentureWell’s Tools for Design and Sustainability, Cradle to Cradle Product Innovation Institute’s training for certification, and the Autodesk Sustainability Workshop.  In 2012, he created StreetNatureScore.com, which used 11 billion datapoints of satellite imagery to provide nature scores for any address in the US.  While in the green building industry, he contributed to the design and specification of ten buildings in California, Massachusetts, and Hawaii.  


  • 2012 - 2017
    PhD, Mechanical Engineering, University of California Berkeley
  • 2000 - 2003
    M.Eng, Product Design, Stanford University
  • 1991 - 1995
    BA, Physics, Reed College 


  • Jul 2001 - present
    Faludi Design, Principal (Sustainable design strategy consulting).
  • Sep 2017 – Sep 2019
    Dartmouth College Thayer School of Engineering, Assistant Professor.
  • Jan 2008 – Sep 2017
    Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Adjunct Faculty.
  • Dec 2007 – Dec 2010
    Project FROG, Sustainability Research Manager.
  • Apr 2004 – Dec 2010
    Worldchanging, Contributing Editor.
  • Sep 2007 – Apr 2010
    Stanford University, Lecturer.
  • 2003 – 2006
    Rocky Mountain Institute, Research Fellowship, Consultant.
  • Sep 1997 – Jun 2000
    Applied Materials, Technical Trainer Instructor.

Lectures and/or coaches students on:

  • Sustainable design methods
  • Green 3D printing
  • Life cycle assessment
  • Smart products for a circular economy

Secondary employment

  • Faludi Design, Principal.
  • Dartmouth College, Adjunct Faculty.

Involved in the project(s)

Additive manufacturing

with bio-composite pastes, to reduce print energy and eliminate plastic for a circular economy


Developing meta-methods to integrate sustainable design tools and methods into industry product development.

Books contributed to:

The Next Production Revolution: Implications for Governments and Business, Chapter 5

Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)

Published in 2017.

Worldchanging: A user’s Guide to the 21st Century

Edited by Alex Steffen.
1st ed. 2006, 2nd ed. 2011.

Routledge Handbook of Sustainable Design

Edited by Rachel Beth Egenhoefer.
Published by Routledge in 2017.

Packaging Sustainability

By Wendy Jedlicka.
Published by Wiley & Sons in 2009.

Sustainable Graphic Design

By Wendy Jedlicka.
Published by Wiley & Sons in 2009.

Eco-Labels: Concerns and Experiences

By Asha Joshi.
Published by ICFAI University Press in 2008.