School of Mechanical Engineering
Director of the Engineering Design Research Lab (EDRL)
Engineering Design Research Lab (EDRL)
Dr. Kate Fu is an Assistant Professor in the GWW School of Mechanical Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology. Prior to this appointment, she has been a Postdoctoral Fellow at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD). In May 2012, she completed her Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University. She received her M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon in 2009, and her B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Brown University in 2007. Research interests Her work has focused on studying the engineering design process through cognitive studies, and extending those findings to the development of methods, tools and computational support to facilitate more effective and inspired design and innovation. With support from the CSTAR Fellowship, she has collaborated with JPL’s A-Team to learn how they use heuristics in early stage mission design.