MSc. Sauerwein, M.

Marita Sauerwein is a PhD student at the Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering. Her research interest is in design for a circular economy, 3D printing, bio-based materials and computational fabrication.

Academic Background

In 2015, Marita Sauerwein finished her master degrees in Integrated Product Design ate the faculty of Industrial Design Engineering in Delft. Before starting her PhD in 2016, she did several (research) jobs as a freelancer and studied at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague.


  • 2016 – present
    PhD candidate Department of Design Engineering, Delft University of Technology 
  • 2013 – 2015
    Master Integrated Product Design, Delft University of Technology
  • 2012 – 2013 and 2015 – 2016
    Postgraduate Industrial Design course at the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague  
  • 2009 – 2012
    Bachelor Industrial Design Engineering, Delft University of Technology


  • 2016
    Research assistant for Project UMA, Delft University of Technology  
  • 2015
    Graduation Project – Revived beauty: researching aesthetic pleasure in materials experience to valorise waste in design. 
  • 2013 – 2015
    Student assistant of Elvin Karana, material library Made of..., Delft University of Technology 
  • 2013
    Internship, design assistant of Marco Sousa Santos, Branca Lisboa, Lisbon

Field of research

  • Circular economy
  • Additive manufacturing (3D printing)
  • Product design
  • Materials