MSc. Sumter, D.X.
Within her research she focuses on circular economy competencies for design (education). Her main interests are design for (social) sustainability and design for a circular economy.
Prior to starting her PhD, Deborah Sumter studied Iindustrial Ddesign Eengineering at the Delft University of Technology. During her education in Delft, she took part in several (social) sustainability projects which have shaped her practical experiences. In 2016 she graduated cum laude in Strategic Product Design.
Deborah was the 2017 Schmidt MacArthur Fellow for the TU Delft.
- 2016 – present
PhD Department of Design Engineering, Delft University of Technology
- 2013 – 2016
Master Strategic Product Design, Delft University of Technology
- 2010 – 2013
Bachelor Industrial Design Engineering, Delft University of Technology
Graduation Project – A Strategic Endeavor: Exploring Alternative Energy Generation Opportunities in Tanzania
- 2014 – 2015
Supporting role in Product Evaluation Laboratory, Delft University of Technology
- 2013 – 2014
Student Assistant for M.C. Saaksjarvi, Delft University of Technology
Specialisation / field of research
- Circular Product Design
Involvement in (research) projects
- Resource Conservative Manufacturing (ResCoM)