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Fabrizio is a Senior Lecturer in Design for Sustainability and member of the Design for Sustainable Manufacturing research group and the Human Centred Design Institute (HCDI) at Brunel University. He worked at Politecnico di Milano University for six years before joining Brunel University in 2012. He carries out research in the area of: 1] Design for Sustainability and Circular Economy, and in particular in developing tools to innovate and design products, services and product-service systems (business models) integrating socio-ethical, environmental and economic sustainability principles; 2] Co-Design, and in particular on the development of strategies, methods, and tools to support multi-stakeholder and participatory design approaches. Over the past years he has been investigator in several international and national research projects, funded by the European Commission, EPSRC, Innovate UK, British Council, SMEs and multinational enterprises. His research projects have resulted in more than 40 journal and conference publications and 2 books. Fabrizio has been teaching in the areas of design for sustainability and co-design over the past 10 years. He is currently teaching modules on Environmentally Sensitive Design and Sustainable Design, and he is Director of the MSc Integrated Product Design. He is member of EPSRC Peer Review College, member of British Industrial Design Association, and Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.


Fabrizio has a BSc and MSc equivalent degrees in Industrial Design awarded by Politecnico di Milano in Italy. After graduation, in 2006, he joined the Design and Innovation for Sustainability research unit (Design department of Politecnico di Milano) as Research Assistant. In 2009 he started his doctoral research at Politecnico di Milano, and in 2012 he obtained his Ph.D. degree.


  • Director, MSc Integrated Product Design
  • Module Leader, DM5533/DM5801 Sustainable Design (MSc Integrated Product Design, MSc Sustainability, Entrepreneurship and Design)
  • Module Leader, MD5551 Dissertation Project (MSc Integrated Product Design)
  • Teaching contributor, DM3316 Environmentally Sensitive Design (BA and BSc Design programmes)
  • Coordinator, International Exchange Programme for Design
  • Member of the College International Strategy Group

Newest selected publications

Petrulaityte, A., Ceschin, F., Pei, E. and Harrison, D. (2018) 'A Design Tool to Apply Distributed Manufacturing Principles to Sustainable Product-Service System Development'.Design Research Society (DRS) 2018. Limerick, Ireland. 25 - 28 July. ISSN: 2398-3132 Open Access Link

Conference paper

Vezzoli, C., Ceschin, F., Osanjo, L., M’Rithaa, MK., Moalosi, R., Nakazibwe, V. and et al. (2018) 'Designing Sustainable Energy for All. Sustainable Product-Service System Design Applied to Distributed Renewable Energy'. Springer. ISSN 13: 978-3-319-70223-0 Open Access Link


Ceschin, F. and Gaziulusoy, I. (2017) 'How many ways to design for sustainability?', in Egenhoefer, RB. (ed.) Handbook of Sustainable Design. Routeledge. pp. 417 - 432. ISBN 13: 9781138650176. Open Access Link

Book chapter

Petrulaityte, A., Ceschin, F., Pei, E. and Harrison, D. (2017) 'Supporting Sustainable Product-Service System Implementation through Distributed Manufacturing'.The 9th CIRP Industrial Product-Service System Conference: Circular Perspectives on Product/Service-Systems. Denmark. 1 - 21 June. ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV. pp. 375 - 380. ISSN: 2212-8271 Open Access Link

Conference paper

Vezzoli, C., Bacchetti, E., Ceschin, F., Diehl, JC., Moalosi, R., M'Rithaa, MK., et al. (2016) 'System Design for Sustainable Energy for All: A new knowledge base and know-how developed within the LeNSes European and African project'.Sustainable Energy for All by Design. Cape Town. 30 - 30 September. Proceedings of the Sustainable Energy for All by Design LeNSes conference. pp. 95 - 110.Open Access Link

Conference paper
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