Dr Marianna Coulentianos

PhD, Design Science, College of Engineering, University of Michigan, 2020
M.A., Applied Economics, University of Michigan, 2020
M.S., Product Design and Innovation, Arts et Metiers ParisTech, France, 2016
Masters of Engineering, Arts et Metiers ParisTech, France, 2016

Pronouns: She/her
  • Lecturer in Responsible Design


A mechanical engineer turned design researcher, Marianna leverages principles of socially-engaged design, front-end prototyping, and participatory methods of stakeholder engagement for equitable sustainable development.

She is interested in post-growth futures and in the role of low techs in an equitable and ecological transition. Marianna has a broad range of research and design expertise, gained throughout various projects spanning medical device development in the Global South, access to contraception in Ghana, access to job opportunities and rural women's mobility in India, e-waste recycling in Thailand, biosolids processing and biofuels in the US, electricity-based cooking in East Africa.