Mentor, “Narrative Design Studio”, Exhibition Design students, 6th semester, National Institute of Design (NID), Ahmedabad


Mentor, “The Blue Spaceship” a multi-disciplinary Design Studio, final year students, Srishti Manipal Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Bangalore

SUMMARY: 2000 - 2021: Visiting Faculty + Guest Expert
+ Jury Member for Design Reviews Design Studios + Workshops at top Industrial Design and Architecture schools in India, United States and Europe


Nominated to the National Institute of Design (NID) Senate for a term of 2 years


Mentor, “Lab X: Systems Design Studio”, National Institute of Design (NID), Ahmedabad


Advisor, “Hacking for Diplomacy”, Stanford Graduate School, Palo Alto, CA, USA


Institute of Architecture & Planning, Universität Liechtenstein
Design Review: Peter Droege's Studio Mars


Visiting Faculty in Fall 2014, School of Architecture, CEPT University, Ahmedabad
2-week Winter Course: Spaceship Design Principles for Micro Architecture in Extreme Cities

SUMMARY: 2000 - 2011: Visiting Faculty + Guest Expert

Design Studios + Workshops for undergraduate and graduate level students at top Industrial Design and Architecture schools in the United States and Europe


Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation, Columbia University, New York Design Review: INTERPLANETARY SPACESHIP DESIGN; Design Studio taught by Yoshiko Sato

2002-2007 [5 years]

Visiting Faculty for the Spring & Fall semesters; Class Size: 8-12 students Industrial Design Department, Academy of Art, San Francisco 2002-04: Taught semester-long design studios for undergraduate students 2004-07: Taught semester-long design studios for graduate students and Graduate Academic Advisor for final year Thesis Projects Design Topics: Crew systems for living in Earth orbit and on Moon/Mars, airplane interiors, consumer electronics, design for extreme environments, disaster relief (e.g. war, tsunami), classrooms of the future.


Department of Architecture, California State Polytechnic University-Pomona, USA Design Review: ISOLATED UNDERWATER HABITAT FOR BEHAVIORAL RESEARCH


Guest Faculty, Architecture Department, Lund University, Sweden Graduate Level Architecture Workshop: URBAN SHELTER Class Size: 60 students


Faculty, Industrial Design Department, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, USA Graduate Level Design Studio: SPACE HYGIENE PRODUCTS Conducted in cooperation with NASA Ames Research Center Class Size: 20 students


Faculty, Industrial Design, Academy of Art, San Francisco, USA Graduate Level Design Studio: WIRELESS AUGMENTED REALITY PROTOTYPE (WARP) FOR ASTRONAUTS Conducted in cooperation with NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Class Size: 10 students


Guest Lecturer, Bio-Engineering Department, University of California at Berkeley, USA Undergraduate Level BIOASTRONAUTICS COURSE Class Size: 50 students


Workshop Organizer + Design Coach, ESTEC, European Space Agency, Noordwijk, The Netherlands Multidisciplinary Workshop: LUNAR BASE DESIGN Number of Participants: 50 students from various European countries


Guest Lecturer + Expert Reviewer, Institut für Hochbau 2, Vienna Technical University, Austria Graduate Level Design Studio: FUTURE SHELTER - MARS ANALOG STATION Student concepts exhibited at the Vienna Kunsthalle