Alex Lobos is an Assistant Professor of Industrial Design, Miller Professor for International Education, and extended program faculty at Golisano Institute for Sustainability, at Rochester Institute of Technology, New York. His research focuses on sustainable design, emotional attachment and user-centered design. Professor Lobos frequently publishes, lectures and directs workshops in countries such as United States, Canadá, México, Guatemala, Panamá, Perú, Colombia y Taiwan. His research and academic work has been sponsored by various companies, including Autodesk, AT&T, Colgate-Palmolive, General Electric, Kraft, Staples, Sun Products, Unilever and Wegmans. Prior to RIT, he was faculty at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and Universidad Rafael Landivar in Guatemala, as well as Industrial Designer for General Electric and Whirlpool. Professor Lobos is a Fulbright Scholar and holds a Masters in Fine Arts from the University of Notre Dame and a Bachelor in Industrial Design from Universidad Rafael Landivar.