Juan Noguera, Assistant Professor, School of Design, Rochester Institute of Technology

Juan is an educator, designer and technologist. He holds a Masters of Industrial Design (MID) from the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) and a Bachelors of Industrial design (BID) from Universidad Rafael Landivar, in Guatemala city. A Guatemalan, he was raised in a colorful and vivid culture. He quickly developed an interest in how things were made, tearing everything he owned apart, and putting it back together, often with a few leftover pieces. After a succession of projects related to design for development and appropriate technologies, Juan was chosen as a Fulbright fellow for the class of 2013 by the U.S. Department of State. He went on to be the lead designer for Voxel8, helping create the world’s first 3D Electronics printer. He is currently Assistant Professor of Industrial Design at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). Juan was awarded as one of MIT Technology Review’s Innovators Under 35 for 2017.”