Dr Mariano Jr Reyes Ramirez
Director

Dr Mariano Jr Reyes Ramirez

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Technological University of the Philippines, 1986-1996
  • Master of Industrial Design, University of New South Wales, 1992-1993
  • Bachelor of Science in Industrial Design, Cum Laude, Mapúa Institute of Technology, Manila, 1982-86
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  • Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Technology and Product Development, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands, 1997
  • Graduate Certificate in University Learning & Teaching, University of New South Wales, 2004
  • Graduate Certificate in Computer-Aided Design, Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, 1988
Arts,Design & Architecture
School of Built Environment

Dr Mariano Ramirez Jr is a Senior Lecturer in the UNSW Industrial Design program. An active researcher and educator in various aspects of Industrial Design for Sustainability, Dr Ramírez has authored over 60 publications in his area of expertise. His research has been presented in over 30 conferences globally. He held Visiting Academic roles in 21 universities in Asia and South America and is a Higher Degree Examiner in four Australian universities. He has regularly contributed to various international academic journals and conferences on sustainable innovations as an author and as a scientific committee reviewer. He is also an Associate Investigator at the UNSW Ageing Futures Institute.

Dr Ramirez is Convenor of LeNS Oceania, the Australia-New-Zealand regional node of the international Learning Network on Sustainability (LeNS). He is the International Project Leader of the DFAT-funded 'South-to-South: Activating Australia Latin American Cooperation through Design-for-Sustainability Education', in consortium with LeNS Brazil, LeNS Argentina, LeNS Colombia, and LeNS Peru.

Phone
+61 2 9385 4911
Location
Red Centre Room 2004

Publications

  • Book Chapters | 2015
    Ko KK; Ramirez MJ; Ward SJ, 2015, 'A framework for understanding the role of product attachment in enabling sustainable consumption of household furniture', in Cooper T; Braithwaite N; Moreno M; Salvia G (ed.), Product lifetimes and the environment, Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham, pp. 173 - 181, http://www.plateconference.org/framework-understanding-role-product-attachment-enabling-sustainable-consumption-household-furniture/
    Book Chapters | 2015
    Ramirez MJ, 2015, 'Environmentally sustainable design practices amongst the world’s largest consumer electronics manufacturers', in Cooper T; Braithwaite N; Moreno M; Salvia G (ed.), Product lifetimes and the environment, Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham, pp. 175 - 183, http://www.plateconference.org/environmentally-sustainable-design-practices-amongst-worlds-largest-consumer-electronics-manufacturers/
    Book Chapters | 2015
    Ramirez MJ, 2015, 'Commitments of university leaders to the Talloires Declaration: are they evidenced in industrial design teaching and learning?', in Leal Filho W; Brandli L; Kuznetsova O; Paço AMFD (ed.), Integrative Approaches to Sustainable Development at University Level, edn. World Sustainability Series, Springer International Publishing, Cham, pp. 225 - 244, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-10690-8_16
    Book Chapters | 2012
    Ramirez MJ, 2012, 'Inclusion of environmental and social aspects of sustainability in industrial design education', in Leal W (ed.), Sustainable development at universities: new horizons, edn. Original, Peter Lang GmbH, Frankfurt-am-Main, pp. 149 - 157
    Book Chapters | 2011
    Ko KK; Ramirez MJ; Ward SJ, 2011, 'Long-term product attachment: a sustainable design approach for optimising the relationship between users and products', in Haoming Z; Korvenmaa P; Xin L (ed.), The Tao of sustainability, edn. Haoming Z, Korvenmaa P, Xin L, Huazhong University of Science and Technology Press, Wuhan, pp. 580 - 587
    Book Chapters | 2011
    Behrisch JC; Ramirez M; Giurco D, 2011, 'Ecodesign in industrial design consultancies: comparing Australia, China, Germany and the USA', in Impacting Society through Engineering Design, pp. 1 - 11, https://www.designsociety.org/publication/30573/ecodesign_in_industrial_design_consultancies_%E2%80%93_comparing_australia_china_germany_and_the_usa
    Book Chapters | 2011
    Ramirez MJ, 2011, 'Designing with a social conscience: an emerging area in industrial design education and practice', in Culley SJ; Hicks BH; McAloone TC; Howard TJ; Malmquist J (ed.), Impacting society through engineering design: Design for X, Design to X, The Design Society, Glasgow, pp. 39 - 48, https://www.designsociety.org/publication/30577/designing_with_a_social_conscience_an_emerging_area_in_industrial_design_education_and_practice
    Book Chapters | 2011
    Ramirez MJ, 2011, 'Industrial design accolades: do they support socially sustainable product innovation?', in Matsumoto M; Umeda Y; Masui K; Fukushige S (ed.), Design for innovative value towards a sustainable society, Springer, Dordrecht, pp. 215 - 221, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-3010-6_42
    Book Chapters | 2011
    Ramirez MJ, 2011, 'Sustainability consideration amongst award-winning industrial design graduation projects in Australia', in Matsumoto M; Umeda Y; Masui K; Fukushige S (ed.), Design for innovative value towards a sustainable society, Springer, Dordrecht, pp. 918 - 923, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-3010-6_190
    Book Chapters | 2011
    Behrisch J; Ramirez MJ; Giurco D, 2011, 'Ecodesign in industrial design consultancies: comparing Australia, Germany, China and the USA', in Culley SJ; Hicks BH; McAloone TC; Howard TJ; Malmquist J (ed.), Impacting society through engineering design: Design for X, Design to X, The Design Society, Glasgow, pp. 293 - 301, https://www.designsociety.org/publication/30573/ecodesign_in_industrial_design_consultancies_%E2%80%93_comparing_australia_china_germany_and_the_usa
    Book Chapters | 2010
    Behrisch J; Ramirez MJ; Giurco D, 2010, 'Application of ecodesign strategies amongst Australian industrial design consultancies', in Vezzoli C; Ceschin F; Zhang J (ed.), Sustainability in design now! Challenges and opportunities for design research, education, and practice in the XXI Century. Vol 2, Greenleaf Publishing, Sheffield, pp. 1377 - 1387
    Book Chapters | 2010
    Clune SJ; Ramirez MJ, 2010, 'Sustainability consideration in the Australian International Design Awards', in Ceschin F; Vezzoli C; Zhang J (ed.), Sustainability in design now! Challenges and opportunities for design research, education, and practice in the XXI Century, Greenleaf Publishing, Sheffield, pp. 1447 - 1456
    Book Chapters | 2010
    Ramirez MJ, 2010, 'Traces of culture in students’ concepts for product-service systems: experiences from three continents', in Ceschin F; Vezzoli C; Zhang J (ed.), Sustainability in design now! Challenges and opportunities for design research, education, and practice in the XXI Century, Greenleaf Publishing, Sheffield, pp. 957 - 968
    Book Chapters | 2007
    Ramirez MJ, 2007, 'Challenging industrial design students to foster sustainable behaviors', in Revetria R; Cecchi A; Mladenov V; Zemliak A (ed.), New horizons in education and educational technology, World Scientific and Engineering Academy and Society, Athens, pp. 94 - 103, http://www.wseas.us/e-library/conferences/2007venice/papers/570-338.pdf
  • Journal articles | 2018
    Ramirez M; Lubis PJ, 2018, 'Penerapan Okala Eco-design Strategy Wheel pada Proyek Desain Mahasiswa Product Design Engineering', Spektrum Industri, vol. 16, pp. 143 - 148, http://dx.doi.org/10.12928/si.v16i2.11534
    Journal articles | 2013
    Wechsler A; Zaharia M; Crosky AG; Jones H; Ramirez MJ; Ballerini AA; Nunez MA; Sahajwalla VH, 2013, 'Macadamia shell and castor oil-based sustainable particleboard: a comparison of its properties with conventional wood based particleboard', Materials and Design, vol. 50, pp. 117 - 123, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.matdes.2013.03.008
    Journal articles | 2013
    Fennessy L; Ramirez MJ; Clune S; Strachan M; Lockrey S; Varadarajan S, 2013, 'Building capacity for sustainable product service systems in Australian industrial design education: a reflection upon contemporary practice', Journal of Cleaner Production
    Journal articles | 2011
    Behrisch J; Ramirez M; Giurco D, 2011, 'Representation of Ecodesign Practice: International Comparison of Industrial Design Consultancies', Sustainability, vol. 3, pp. 1778 - 1778
    Journal articles | 2011
    Behrisch J; Ramirez MJ; Giurco D, 2011, 'Representation of ecodesign practice: international comparison of industrial design consultancies', Sustainability, vol. 3, pp. 1778 - 1791, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/su3101778
    Journal articles | 2010
    Ramirez MJ; Nawangpalupi CB, 2010, 'Inner city transport in Sydney: assessment of sustainable scenarios', International Journal of Sustainable Transportation
    Journal articles | 2009
    Razzaghi M; Ramirez MJ; Zehner RB, 2009, 'Cultural patterns in product design ideas: comparisons between Australian and Iranian student concepts', Design Studies, vol. 30, pp. 438 - 461, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.destud.2008.11.006
    Journal articles | 2006
    Ramirez MJ, 2006, 'Sustainability in the education of industrial designers: the case for Australia', International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, vol. 7, pp. 189 - 202, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/14676370610655959
    Book Chapters | 2015
    Ramirez MJ, 2015, 'Environmentally sustainable design practices amongst the world’s largest consumer electronics manufacturers', in Cooper T; Braithwaite N; Moreno M; Salvia G (ed.), Product lifetimes and the environment, Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham, pp. 175 - 183, http://www.plateconference.org/environmentally-sustainable-design-practices-amongst-worlds-largest-consumer-electronics-manufacturers/
    Book Chapters | 2015
    Ko KK; Ramirez MJ; Ward SJ, 2015, 'A framework for understanding the role of product attachment in enabling sustainable consumption of household furniture', in Cooper T; Braithwaite N; Moreno M; Salvia G (ed.), Product lifetimes and the environment, Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham, pp. 173 - 181, http://www.plateconference.org/framework-understanding-role-product-attachment-enabling-sustainable-consumption-household-furniture/
    Book Chapters | 2015
    Ramirez MJ, 2015, 'Commitments of university leaders to the Talloires Declaration: are they evidenced in industrial design teaching and learning?', in Leal Filho W; Brandli L; Kuznetsova O; Paço AMFD (ed.), Integrative Approaches to Sustainable Development at University Level, edn. World Sustainability Series, Springer International Publishing, Cham, pp. 225 - 244, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-10690-8_16
    Book Chapters | 2012
    Ramirez MJ, 2012, 'Inclusion of environmental and social aspects of sustainability in industrial design education', in Leal W (ed.), Sustainable development at universities: new horizons, edn. Original, Peter Lang GmbH, Frankfurt-am-Main, pp. 149 - 157
    Book Chapters | 2011
    Behrisch JC; Ramirez M; Giurco D, 2011, 'Ecodesign in industrial design consultancies: comparing Australia, China, Germany and the USA', in Impacting Society through Engineering Design, pp. 1 - 11, https://www.designsociety.org/publication/30573/ecodesign_in_industrial_design_consultancies_%E2%80%93_comparing_australia_china_germany_and_the_usa
    Book Chapters | 2011
    Ramirez MJ, 2011, 'Designing with a social conscience: an emerging area in industrial design education and practice', in Culley SJ; Hicks BH; McAloone TC; Howard TJ; Malmquist J (ed.), Impacting society through engineering design: Design for X, Design to X, The Design Society, Glasgow, pp. 39 - 48, https://www.designsociety.org/publication/30577/designing_with_a_social_conscience_an_emerging_area_in_industrial_design_education_and_practice
    Book Chapters | 2011
    Ramirez MJ, 2011, 'Industrial design accolades: do they support socially sustainable product innovation?', in Matsumoto M; Umeda Y; Masui K; Fukushige S (ed.), Design for innovative value towards a sustainable society, Springer, Dordrecht, pp. 215 - 221, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-3010-6_42
    Book Chapters | 2011
    Ramirez MJ, 2011, 'Sustainability consideration amongst award-winning industrial design graduation projects in Australia', in Matsumoto M; Umeda Y; Masui K; Fukushige S (ed.), Design for innovative value towards a sustainable society, Springer, Dordrecht, pp. 918 - 923, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-3010-6_190
    Book Chapters | 2011
    Behrisch J; Ramirez MJ; Giurco D, 2011, 'Ecodesign in industrial design consultancies: comparing Australia, Germany, China and the USA', in Culley SJ; Hicks BH; McAloone TC; Howard TJ; Malmquist J (ed.), Impacting society through engineering design: Design for X, Design to X, The Design Society, Glasgow, pp. 293 - 301, https://www.designsociety.org/publication/30573/ecodesign_in_industrial_design_consultancies_%E2%80%93_comparing_australia_china_germany_and_the_usa
    Book Chapters | 2011
    Ko KK; Ramirez MJ; Ward SJ, 2011, 'Long-term product attachment: a sustainable design approach for optimising the relationship between users and products', in Haoming Z; Korvenmaa P; Xin L (ed.), The Tao of sustainability, edn. Haoming Z, Korvenmaa P, Xin L, Huazhong University of Science and Technology Press, Wuhan, pp. 580 - 587
    Book Chapters | 2010
    Behrisch J; Ramirez MJ; Giurco D, 2010, 'Application of ecodesign strategies amongst Australian industrial design consultancies', in Vezzoli C; Ceschin F; Zhang J (ed.), Sustainability in design now! Challenges and opportunities for design research, education, and practice in the XXI Century. Vol 2, Greenleaf Publishing, Sheffield, pp. 1377 - 1387
    Book Chapters | 2010
    Clune SJ; Ramirez MJ, 2010, 'Sustainability consideration in the Australian International Design Awards', in Ceschin F; Vezzoli C; Zhang J (ed.), Sustainability in design now! Challenges and opportunities for design research, education, and practice in the XXI Century, Greenleaf Publishing, Sheffield, pp. 1447 - 1456
    Book Chapters | 2010
    Ramirez MJ, 2010, 'Traces of culture in students’ concepts for product-service systems: experiences from three continents', in Ceschin F; Vezzoli C; Zhang J (ed.), Sustainability in design now! Challenges and opportunities for design research, education, and practice in the XXI Century, Greenleaf Publishing, Sheffield, pp. 957 - 968
    Book Chapters | 2007
    Ramirez MJ, 2007, 'Challenging industrial design students to foster sustainable behaviors', in Revetria R; Cecchi A; Mladenov V; Zemliak A (ed.), New horizons in education and educational technology, World Scientific and Engineering Academy and Society, Athens, pp. 94 - 103, http://www.wseas.us/e-library/conferences/2007venice/papers/570-338.pdf
  • Reports | 2011
    Behrisch JC; Ramirez MJ; Giurco D, 2011, Ecodesign report: results of a survey amongst German industrial design consultancies, UTS Institute for Sustainable Futures, Sydney, https://www.researchgate.net/publication/312377690_Ecodesign_Report_Results_of_a_survey_amongst_German_industrial_design_consultancies
    Reports | 2011
    Behrisch J; Ramirez MJ; Giurco D, 2011, Ecodesign report: results of a survey amongst Australian industrial design consultancies, UTS Institute for Sustainable Futures, Sydney, https://opus.lib.uts.edu.au/bitstream/10453/31148/1/2010003229OK.pdf
  • Conference Papers | 2019
    Park S; Park M; Ramirez M, 2019, 'Environmental impacts of smart bulbs: a discussion paper reviewing the current issues and research', in Nissen N; Cooper T (ed.), PLATE 2019 Product Lifetimes and the Environment, Berlin, presented at PLATE 2019 Product Lifetimes and the Environment, Berlin, 18 September 2019 - 20 September 2019, https://www.plateconference.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Programm_Plate_final_web.pdf
    Conference Papers | 2019
    Ramirez M, 2019, 'The South-to-South Project: Activating Australian-Latin American relations through Design for Sustainability education', Recife, presented at Simpósio de Design Sustentável, Recife, 11 November 2019 - 14 November 2019, https://www.sds2019.oimaginario.com.br/palestras
    Conference Papers | 2019
    Ramirez M, 2019, 'Circular economy practices in the Australian commercial furniture industry', in Nissen N; Cooper T (ed.), PLATE 2019 Product Lifetimes and the Environment, Berlin, presented at PLATE 2019 Product Lifetimes and the Environment, Berlin, 18 September 2019 - 20 September 2019, https://www.plateconference.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Programm_Plate_final_web.pdf
    Conference Papers | 2019
    Ramirez M, 2019, 'Sustainable product-service systems: cases from Oceania', in Vezzoli C; Ambrosio M (ed.), Designing Sustainability For All, Edizioni Poli.Design, Milan, pp. 233 - 238, presented at 3rd LeNS World Distributed Conference, Milano, Mexico City, Beijing, Bangalore, Curitiba, Cape Town, 03 April 2019, http://lensconference3.org/images/program/VOLUME1.pdf
    Conference Papers | 2019
    Ramirez M, 2019, 'South-To-South Solutions: An Exchange of Australian and Latin American Design Approaches to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals', in Vezzoli C; Ambrosio M (ed.), Designing sustainability for all, Edizioni Poli.Deign, Milan, pp. 117 - 122, presented at 3rd LeNS world distributed conference, Beijing, Bangalore, Cape Town, Mexico City, Curitiba and Milan, 03 April 2019 - 05 April 2019, http://lensconference3.org/images/program/VOLUME1.pdf
    Conference Papers | 2018
    Ramirez M, 2018, 'Industrial design education and the circular economy: experiences from UNSW Sydney', in Crocker R (ed.), Industrial design education and the circular economy: experiences from UNSW Sydney, Zero Waste SA Research Centre for Sustainable Design and Behaviour, Adelaide, presented at Unmaking Waste, Adelaide, 20 September 2018 - 23 September 2018, https://www.unmakingwaste.org/2018-proceedings/
    Conference Papers | 2016
    Ramirez MJ, 2016, 'Ecodesign Practices Amongst Whitegoods Manufacturers', in Delfino E; Vezzoli CA (ed.), Sustainable Energy for All by Design: Proceeding of the LeNSes Conference, Edizioni.POLI.Design, Milano, pp. 189 - 200, presented at LeNSes Conference, Cape Town, South Africa, 28 September 2016 - 30 September 2016, https://www.scribd.com/document/324775328/LeNSes-Conference-Proceedings#fullscreen&from_embed
    Conference Papers | 2016
    Fennessy L; Ramirez MJ; Clune S; Strachan M; Lockrey S; Varadarajan S, 2016, 'Building capacity for sustainable product service systems in Australian industrial design education: a reflection upon contemporary practice', in Vezzoli CA; Delfino E (ed.), Sustainable Energy for All By Design, Edizioni POLI.design, Milano, pp. 379 - 391, presented at LeNSeS Conference, Cape Town, South Africa, 28 September 2016 - 30 September 2016, https://www.scribd.com/document/328685598/Fennessy-L-Ramirez-M-Clune-S-Strachan-M-Lockrey-S-Varadarajan-S-Australia-Building-capacity-for-sustainable-product-service-systems-in-A
    Conference Papers | 2016
    Ramirez MJ, 2016, 'Ecodesign practices amongst whitegoods manufacturers', in Vezzoli CA; Delfino E (ed.), Sustainable Energy for All By Design, Edizioni POLI.design, Milano, pp. 189 - 200, presented at LeNSeS International Conference, Cape Town, South Africa, 28 September 2016 - 30 September 2016, https://www.scribd.com/document/328685568/Ramirez-M-Australia-Ecodesign-practices-amongst-whitewoods-manufacturers
    Conference Papers | 2015
    Ramirez MJ, 2015, 'The Resilience Challenge @ UNSW', in The Resilience Challenge @ UNSW, Design for Disaster Response, Sydney, presented at Design for Disaster Response, Sydney, 13 November 2015 - 13 November 2015, https://d4dr15.wordpress.com/authors/
    Conference Posters | 2015
    Ramirez MJ, 2015, 'Trying out the flipped classroom method in sustainable design courses', Sydney, presented at UNSW Learning and Teaching Forum: Blended learning: past, present and future, Sydney, 16 October 2015 - 16 October 2015, https://d2xnkjysn6lg7q.cloudfront.net/files/unswPDF/1444175788979-2015-Posters-Booklet_final.pdf
    Conference Presentations | 2015
    Ramirez MJ, 2015, 'Enabling active learning in flipped sustainable design classes', presented at UNSW Learning & Teaching Forum 2015: Blended learning: past, present, and future, Sydney, 16 October 2015 - 16 October 2015, https://teaching.unsw.edu.au/forum
    Conference Papers | 2014
    Ramirez MJ, 2014, 'Commitments of university leaders to the Talloires Declaration: are they evidenced in industrial design teaching and learning?', in Leal Filho, Walter WLF (ed.), Commitments of university leaders to the Talloires Declaration: are they evidenced in industrial design teaching and learning?, WSSDU2014 Second World Symposium on Sustainable Development at Universities, Manchester, presented at WSSDU2014 Second World Symposium on Sustainable Development at Universities, Manchester, 03 September 2014 - 05 September 2014
    Conference Papers | 2013
    Ramirez MJ, 2013, 'Insights into ecodesign practices amongst the world’s largest carmakers', in Insights into ecodesign practices amongst the world’s largest carmakers, 16th ERSCP European Roundtable for Sustainable Consumption and Production, Istanbul, presented at 16th ERSCP European Roundtable for Sustainable Consumption and Production, Istanbul, 04 June 2013 - 07 June 2013
    Conference Papers | 2012
    Ramirez MJ, 2012, 'Educating the responsible industrial designer', in Chova LG; Martinez AL; Torres IC (eds.), Proceedings of ICERI2012 Conference 19th-21st November 2012, IATED-INT ASSOC TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION A& DEVELOPMENT, Madrid, Spain, pp. 2472 - 2481, presented at ICERI2012 5th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation, Madrid, 19 November 2012 - 21 November 2012, http://library.iated.org/view/RAMIREZ2012EDU
    Conference Papers | 2012
    Ramirez MJ, 2012, 'Employability attributes for industrial design graduates', in Chova LG; Martinez AL; Torres IC (eds.), Proceedings of ICERI2012 Conference 19th-21st November 2012, IATED-INT ASSOC TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION A& DEVELOPMENT, Madrid, Spain, pp. 2462 - 2471, presented at ICERI2012 5th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation, Madrid, 19 November 2012 - 21 November 2012, http://library.iated.org/view/RAMIREZ2012EMP
    Conference Papers | 2012
    Ramirez MJ, 2012, 'Award-winning industrial design products: are they are also sustainable?', in Proceedings of the 2nd World Sustainability Forum, MDPI, Basel, Switzerland, pp. 1 - 13, presented at WSF2012 2nd World Sustainability Forum, www.sciforum.net, 01 November 2012 - 30 November 2012, http://www.sciforum.net/presentation/895/pdf
    Conference Papers | 2012
    Behrisch J; Ramirez MJ; Giurco D, 2012, 'The role of industrial design consultancies in diffusing the concept of ecodesign', in Design Research Society 2012: Bangkok (Vol 4), Design Research Society, Bangkok, presented at DRS2012 International Conference of the Design Research Society, Bangkok, 01 July 2012 - 04 July 2012
    Conference Papers | 2012
    Ramirez MJ, 2012, 'Ethics and social responsibility: integration within industrial design education in Oceania', in Design Research Society 2012: Bangkok (Vol 4), Design Research Society, Bangkok, pp. 1565 - 1580, presented at DRS2012 International Conference of the Design Research Society, Bangkok, 01 July 2012 - 04 July 2012, http://www.designresearchsociety.org/docs-procs/drs2012/drs2012-4.pdf
    Conference Presentations | 2012
    Ramirez MJ, 2012, 'Inclusion of environmental and social aspects of sustainability in industrial design education', presented at World Symposium on Sustainable Development at Universities, Rio de Janeiro, 05 June 2012 - 06 June 2012
    Conference Papers | 2012
    Ramirez MJ, 2012, 'Socially sustainable product innovations in mainstream international design awards', in Socially sustainable product innovations in mainstream international design awards, DESIS-India International Symposium: Design, a Catalyst of Sustainable India, Ahmedabad, presented at DESIS-India International Symposium: Design, a Catalyst of Sustainable India, Ahmedabad, 27 January 2012 - 28 January 2012
    Conference Papers | 2011
    Wechsler A; Ramírez M; Crosky A; Zaharia M; Jones H; Ballerini A; Núñez M; Sahajwalla V, 2011, 'Physical properties of furniture panels from macadamia shells', in ICCM International Conferences on Composite Materials
    Conference Papers | 2011
    Ko KK; Ward SJ; Ramirez MJ, 2011, 'Understanding long term product attachment with a view to optimizing product lifetime', in eddBE2011 sustainable wellbeing, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, pp. 42 - 46, presented at First International Postgraduate Conference on Engineering, Designing and Developing the Built Environment for Sustainable Wellbeing, Brisbane, 27 April 2011 - 29 April 2011
    Conference Papers | 2011
    Wechsler A; Ramirez MJ; Crosky AG; Zaharia M; Jones H; Ballerini AA; Nunez MA; Sahajwalla VH, 2011, 'Physical properties of furniture panels from macadamia shells', in Proceedings of the 18th Int. Conf. on Composite Materials (ICCM-18), Jeju Island, Korea, August 21-26, 2011, (CD-ROM)., The Korean Society for Composite Materials, Seoul, Korea, presented at 18th International Conference on Composite Materials, Jeju,Korea, 21 August 2011 - 26 August 2011, http://www.iccm-central.org/Proceedings/ICCM18proceedings/data/2.%20Oral%20Presentation/Aug22(Monday)/M26%20Green%20Composites/M26-6-IF1771.pdf
    Conference Papers | 2011
    Wechsler A; Ramirez MJ; Crosky AG; Zaharia M; Jones H; Ballerini AA; Nunez MA; Sahajwalla VH, 2011, 'Sustainable furniture panel composites from forestry and food industry by-products in Australia', in eddBE2011 sustainable wellbeing, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, pp. 88 - 93, presented at First International Postgraduate Conference on Engineering, Designing and Developing the Built Environment for Sustainable Wellbeing, Brisbane, 27 April 2011 - 29 April 2011
    Conference Papers | 2010
    Ramirez MJ; Ko KK; Ward SJ, 2010, 'Introducing industrial design students to long-term product attachment', in ConnectED 2010: proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Design Education, University of New South Wales, Sydney, presented at CONNECTED2010 International Conference on Design Education, Sydney, 28 June 2010 - 01 July 2010, http://www.connected2010.com.au/
    Conference Papers | 2010
    Behrisch J; Ramirez MJ; Giurco D, 2010, 'The use of ecodesign strategies and tools: state of the art in industrial design praxis, comparing Australian and German consultancies', in Knowledge collaboration & learning for sustainable innovation, Delft University of Technology, Delft, presented at 14th European Roundtable on Sustainable Consumption, Delft, 25 October 2010 - 29 October 2010, http://www.erscp-emsu2010.org/
    Conference Presentations | 2010
    Ramirez MJ, 2010, 'Ecodesign in Australian industrial design education and practice', presented at UNSW 2010 International Research Workshop on Creative Arts and Design, Humanities and the Built Environment, Sydney, 06 September 2010
    Conference Papers | 2010
    Razzaghi M; Ramirez MJ, 2010, 'Proposing to teach cultural affordance to industrial design students', in ConnectED 2010: proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Design Education, University of New South Wales, Sydney, presented at CONNECTED2010 International Conference on Design Education, Sydney, 28 June 2010 - 01 July 2010
    Conference Papers | 2010
    Ramirez MJ; Campbell G; Marosszeky A; Lopes A; Campbell C, 2010, 'SRD Change: Showcasing graduate projects that provoke sustainable changes', in ConnectED 2010: proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Design Education, University of New South Wales, Sydney, presented at CONNECTED2010 International Conference on Design Education, Sydney, 28 June 2010 - 01 July 2010, http://www.connected2010.com.au/
    Conference Papers | 2010
    Ramirez MJ; Wechsler A, 2010, 'Materials development: an alternative career pathway for design graduates', in ConnectED 2010: proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Design Education, University of New South Wales, Sydney, presented at CONNECTED2010 International Conference on Design Education, Sydney, 28 June 2010 - 01 July 2010, http://www.connected2010.com.au/
    Conference Papers | 2010
    Ramirez MJ, 2010, 'The university community as a design 'client'', in ConnectED 2010: proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Design Education, University of New South Wales, Sydney, presented at CONNECTED2010 International Conference on Design Education, Sydney, 28 June 2010 - 01 July 2010, http://www.connected2010.com.au/
    Conference Papers | 2010
    Ramirez MJ, 2010, 'Making poverty history: alerting industrial design students to the Millennium Development Goals', in ConnectED 2010: proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Design Education, University of New South Wales, Sydney, presented at CONNECTED2010 International Conference on Design Education, Sydney, 28 June 2010 - 01 July 2010, http://www.connected2010.com.au/
    Conference Papers | 2009
    Razzaghi M; Ramirez MJ, 2009, 'Cultural affordance of products: coverage within industrial design education', in Creating a Better World: EPDE09, The Design Society + Institution of Engineering Designers, Brighton UK, pp. 483 - 488, presented at 11th International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education, Brighton UK, 10 September 2009 - 11 September 2009, http://unsworks.unsw.edu.au/vital/access/manager/Repository/unsworks:7840
    Conference Presentations | 2009
    Ramirez MJ; Wechsler A, 2009, 'Sustainable furniture panel materials for Latin America', presented at Symposium on Sustainable Materials, Processes and Technologies, UNSW- Sydney, 09 September 2009 - 10 September 2009
    Conference Papers | 2007
    Ramirez MJ; Nawangpalupi CB; Tonkinwise C, 2007, 'Multiplier and Transfer effects of car sharing in Australia', in Vezzoli C; Ceschin F (ed.), Sustainable Consumption Research Exchange(SCORE!) Conference, Sustainable Consumption Research Exchange(SCORE!) Conference, Milano, presented at Sustainable Consumption Research Exchange(SCORE!) Conference, Milano, 29 November 2007 - 30 November 2007
    Conference Papers | 2007
    Ramirez MJ, 2007, 'Culturally-referenced product service systems: ideas from Asian students', in ConnecED 2007 International Conference on Design Education, Sydney, University of New South Wales, presented at ConnectED 2007 International Conference on Design Education, Sydney, 09 July 2007 - 12 July 2007
    Conference Papers | 2007
    Ramirez MJ, 2007, 'Promoting Sustainability through Industrial Design Studio Projects', in ConnecED 2007 International Conference on Design Education, Sydney, University of New South Wales, presented at ConnectED 2007 International Conference on Design Education, Sydney, 09 July 2007 - 12 July 2007
    Conference Papers | 2007
    Ramirez MJ, 2007, 'Sustainability Integration in Industrial Design Education: A worldwide survey', in ConnecED 2007 International Conference on Design Education, Sydney, University of New South Wales, presented at ConnectED 2007 International Conference on Design Education, Sydney, 09 July 2007 - 12 July 2007
    Conference Papers | 2006
    Ramirez MJ; Nawangpalupi CB, 2006, 'Assessing Scenarios for Sustainable Transport in Australia', in Launch Conference of the Sustainable Consumption Research Exchange (SCORE!) Network, Launch Conference of the Sustainable Consumption Research Exchange (SCORE!) Network, Wuppertal Germany, presented at Launch Conference of the Sustainable Consumption Research Exchange (SCORE!) Network, Wuppertal Germany, 23 November 2006 - 25 November 2006
    Conference Papers | 2005
    Razzaghi M; Zehner RB; Ramirez MJ, 2005, 'Innovative design: The domain of cultural influences', in 2nd Conference on `Art and Industry, 2nd Conference on Art and Industry, Tehran, pp. 1 - 16, presented at 2nd Conference on Art and Industry, Tehran, 09 November 2005 - 10 November 2005
    Conference Papers | 2005
    Razzaghi M; Ramirez MJ, 2005, 'The influence of the designers` own culture on the design aspects of products (framework)', in 6th International Conference of the European Academy of Design, EADO 6, 6th International Conference of the European Academy of Design, EADO 6, Bremen, Germany, presented at 6th International Conference of the European Academy of Design, EADO 6, Bremen, Germany, 29 March 2005 - 31 March 2005
    Conference Papers | 2005
    Razzaghi M; Ramirez MJ, 2005, 'Product design: The reflection of designers` preferences', in Art and Industry forum of the Iranian Academy of the Arts, Art and Industry forum of the Iranian Academy of the Arts, Tehran, pp. 1 - 10, presented at Art and Industry forum of the Iranian Academy of the Arts, Tehran, 12 January 2005
    Conference Papers | 2004
    Ramirez MJ, 2004, 'Ecological Sustainability Integration in Australian Industrial Design', in Futureground: 2004 International Conference of the Design Research Society, Futureground: 2004 International Conference of the Design Research Society, Melbourne, presented at Futureground: 2004 International Conference of the Design Research Society, Melbourne, 17 November 2004 - 22 November 2004
    Conference Papers | 2004
    Ramirez MJ; Tonkinwise C; Andrews T, 2004, 'Designerly PSS Design: Orienting Designers toward Sustainable Service System Outcomes', in SUSPRONET (ed.), Sustainable Product-Service Systems: Practical Value (2nd International SUSPRONET Conference), Sustainable Product-Service Systems: Practical Value (2nd International SUSPRONET Conference), Brussels, Belgiium, pp. 1 - 1, presented at Sustainable Product-Service Systems: Practical Value (2nd International SUSPRONET Conference), Brussels, Belgiium, 03 June 2004 - 04 June 2004
    Conference Posters | 2004
    Ramirez MJ, (eds.), 2004, 'Immaterialism: Educating Sustainable Designers at UNSW', Sydney, pp. 1 - 1, presented at Effective Sustainability Education: What Works? Why? Where Next? Linking Research and Practice, Sydney, 18 February 2004 - 20 February 2004
    Conference Papers | 2002
    Ramirez MJ, 2002, 'Jump-starting learning communities in the Philippines using available online tools: Educational outcomes and student feedback', in Proceedings - International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2002, IEEE, Auckland, pp. 1144 - 1148, presented at International Conference on Computers in Education, Auckland, 03 December 2002 - 06 December 2002, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/CIE.2002.1186175
    Journal articles | 2018
    Ramirez M; Lubis PJ, 2018, 'Penerapan Okala Eco-design Strategy Wheel pada Proyek Desain Mahasiswa Product Design Engineering', Spektrum Industri, vol. 16, pp. 143 - 148, http://dx.doi.org/10.12928/si.v16i2.11534
    Journal articles | 2013
    Wechsler A; Zaharia M; Crosky AG; Jones H; Ramirez MJ; Ballerini AA; Nunez MA; Sahajwalla VH, 2013, 'Macadamia shell and castor oil-based sustainable particleboard: a comparison of its properties with conventional wood based particleboard', Materials and Design, vol. 50, pp. 117 - 123, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.matdes.2013.03.008
    Journal articles | 2013
    Fennessy L; Ramirez MJ; Clune S; Strachan M; Lockrey S; Varadarajan S, 2013, 'Building capacity for sustainable product service systems in Australian industrial design education: a reflection upon contemporary practice', Journal of Cleaner Production
    Journal articles | 2011
    Behrisch J; Ramirez M; Giurco D, 2011, 'Representation of Ecodesign Practice: International Comparison of Industrial Design Consultancies', Sustainability, vol. 3, pp. 1778 - 1778
    Journal articles | 2011
    Behrisch J; Ramirez MJ; Giurco D, 2011, 'Representation of ecodesign practice: international comparison of industrial design consultancies', Sustainability, vol. 3, pp. 1778 - 1791, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/su3101778
    Journal articles | 2010
    Ramirez MJ; Nawangpalupi CB, 2010, 'Inner city transport in Sydney: assessment of sustainable scenarios', International Journal of Sustainable Transportation
    Journal articles | 2009
    Razzaghi M; Ramirez MJ; Zehner RB, 2009, 'Cultural patterns in product design ideas: comparisons between Australian and Iranian student concepts', Design Studies, vol. 30, pp. 438 - 461, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.destud.2008.11.006
    Journal articles | 2006
    Ramirez MJ, 2006, 'Sustainability in the education of industrial designers: the case for Australia', International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, vol. 7, pp. 189 - 202, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/14676370610655959

Awards

  • Emerald Literati Network Award for Excellence 2007. Highly Commended Paper ‘Sustainability in the education of industrial designers: the case for Australia’ in International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education v7n2.
  • UNSW Built Environment Learning & Teaching Excellence Award, 2017. For: ‘Excellence in Blended Learning’, $1,000.
  • UNSW Built Environment Dean’s Research Excellence Award, 2012. $2,000.
  • UNSW Built Environment Associate Dean Teaching Commendation. 2007, 2008, 2009,2010, 2011. For: ‘IDES1101 having some of the top student ratings in FBE’.

Grants

  • University of New South Wales + Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE) Collaborative Research Seed Grants 2020. For: ‘Circular economy and collaborative consumption: exploring new business models to achieve sustainability within the apparel industry (RG194284-C)’. $20,000 with Dr Veena Rao MAHE.
  • DFAT New Colombo Plan Mobility Grants 2019. For: ‘Industrial Design in Korea’. $49,500.
  • DET Endeavour Leadership Program Mobility Grants 2019. For: ‘Sustainable Product Design in Europe’ $26,500
  • DFAT Council of Australian Latin American Relations (COALAR) International Relations Grant, 2018. For: ‘South-to-South: Activating Australian-Latin-American Cooperation through Sustainable Design Education (RG180985)’. $44,000 with Dr Liam Fennessy RMIT. In consortium with Universidad El Bosque, Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata, Universidade de São Paulo, Universidade do Estado de Minas Gerais, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Universidade Federal do Paraná, Universidade Federal do Pernambuco, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Universidade Federal Fluminense, and Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú.
  • UNSW Special Studies Programme. For: ‘South-to-South: Activating Australian-Latin-American Cooperation through Sustainable Design Education’. $5,000.
  • Australian Council of University Art and Design Schools (ACUADS) Quick Grant, 2018. For: ‘LeNS Oceania Summer Symposium: Strengthening the Australian Learning Network on Sustainability (RG173506)’. $5,000 with Dr Liam Fennessy RMIT.
  • UNSW Faculty Research Grants, 2018. For: Design for the Circular Economy in the Australian Furniture Industry. $6,000.
  • UNSW Gordon J Samuels International Fellowship Grant, 2008. For: ‘Sustainable Design Workshops in Mexico’, $6,000. Teaching exchange at Instituto Tecnológico de Monterrey.
  • UNSW International Research Collaboration Grant. 2010. For: ‘Responsible design amongst Indian product designers’, $15,899 with Dr Miles Park and Prof Shashank Mehta.
  • UNSW International Research Collaboration Grant. 2010. For: ‘Sustainable design workshops with consumer electronics designers in China’. $25,000 with Dr Miles Park and Prof Benny Leong.
  • UNSW Special Studies Programme Grant, 2005. For: ‘Sustainable design workshops in India, China, Hong Kong and Philippines’, $10,000. Teaching exchange at Tsinghua University, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and National Institute of Design India.
  • FBE Research Link Grants 2013. Environmentally sustainable design practices amongst consumer electronics manufacturing companies. With Anuj Dhawan.
  • FBE Research Link Grants 2010. Ecodesign strategies amongst Chinese and American industrial design consultancies. With Jessica Tong and Joseph Louis Tan.
  • FBE Research Cluster Initiatives 2007. Encouraging sustainable consumption in urban communities: designing future scenarios for product sharing facilities. With Dr Oya Demirbilek and Catharina Nawangpalupi.
  • FBE Research Link Grants 2006. Sustainability practices among Australia’s Superbrands. With Matthew Spruell.
  • FBE Research Link Grants 2005. Database of Chinese-language industrial design universities. With Reuben Png.
  • FBE Publication & Research Support Scheme 2003. Toy libraries in Australia as a strategy for dematerialized communities. 

Media

Dr Ramirez has supervised BID honours, MPhil and PhD students at UNSW and has examined dissertations of PhD and MDes candidates from universities in Australia and overseas. He is a regular contributor to peer-reviewed international conferences and journals on design and sustainability and sits in the scientific review committees of various academic publications.

  • Editorial Board, Sustainability ISSN 2071-1050 MDPI Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute, Switzerland
  • Scientific Review Committee: Journal of Design Research
  • Scientific Review Committee: Journal of Cleaner Production
  • Scientific Review Committee: International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2012
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  • Regional Convenor for Oceania: Learning Network on Sustainability, 2006-present
  • Project Leader, South-to-South: Activating Australian Latin American Cooperation through Design for Sustainability Education, 2019
  • Philippine Liaison: O2 Sustainable Design Network, 1997-present
  • Executive Committee: Society for Responsible Design, 2003-2012
  • Design Education Associate Member: Design Institute of Australia, 2012-present
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  • PhD External Co-Supervisor: University of Technology Sydney, 2010-2013
  • PhD External Co-Supervisor: University of Canterbury New Zealand, 2020-2022
  • MDes External Examiner: Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, 2012
  • MDes External Examiner: University of Technology Sydney, 2007
  • PhD External Examiner: Monash University, 2021
  • PhD External Examiner: University of Western Sydney, 2009
  • PhD External Examiner: Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, 2012
  • PhD External Evaluator: Politecnico di Milano, 2011
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  • Visiting Academic, De La Salle College of St Benilde, Manila 2005
  • Visiting Academic, Ewha Woman’s University, Korea 2019
  • Visiting Academic, Hong Kong Polytechnic University 2005 + 2016
  • Visiting Academic, Hongik University, Korea 2019
  • Visiting Academic, Instituto Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico 2008
  • Visiting Academic, Kyoto Institute of Technology, Japan 2018
  • Visiting Academic, Mapua Institute of Technology, Manila 2005
  • Visiting Academic, National Institute of Design, India 2005
  • Visiting Academic, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, 2019
  • Visiting Academic, Seoul National University, Korea 2019
  • Visiting Academic, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China 2017
  • Visiting Academic, Tsinghua University, China 2005
  • Visiting Academic, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina 2019
  • Visiting Academic, Universidad El Bosque, Colombia 2019
  • Visiting Academic, Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata, 2019
  • Visiting Academic, Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil 2019
  • Visiting Academic, Universidade do Estado de Minas Gerais 2019
  • Visiting Academic, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais 2019
  • Visiting Academic, Universidade Federal do Paraná, Brazil 2019
  • Visiting Academic, Universidade Federal do Pernambuco, 2019
  • Visiting Academic, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, 2019
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  • Scientific Review Committee: E&PDE2013 Dublin
  • Scientific Review Committee: DRS//Cumulus 2013 Oslo
  • Scientific Review Committee: E&PDE2012 Antwerp
  • Scientific Review Committee: WSEAS EDU2008 Venice
  • Scientific Review Committee: ConnectED2007 Sydney
  • Scientific Review Committee: ASME DTM 2010 Montreal
  • Scientific Review Committee: Sustainable Consumption 2011 Hamburg
     

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