Seminar Series: Engineering for Global Development Research: A Review of Community Perspectives and Project Pathways

In this seminar, EGD Research Committee co-chair Dr. Jesse Austin-Breneman will share ongoing work examining the state of EGD research and practice. He will present an overview of perspectives from the past year of E4C research seminars, highlighting the variety of approaches to research and categorizing best practices in the field. He will also explore how contributors have sought to create impact and classify project pathways for future research. Join this seminar to learn about: How past presenters have structured and performed research projects, and how future research projects should be carried out.

When: January 13, 2021, 12 PM ET

E4C’s Seminar Series features academic laboratories researching solutions to meet the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals. The world’s cutting edge research deserves a platform with a global audience. Join us for presentations of new findings from investigative teams around the globe each month. And researchers, we welcome your applications to take part in the series. Please send an email to


Dr. Jesse Austin-Breneman is an Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Michigan. He earned his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering in 2014 from MIT. He also holds a S.M. in Mechanical Engineering from MIT and a B.S. in Ocean Engineering from MIT. While at MIT, he was the recipient of a Graduate Research Fellowship of the National Science Foundation (2010-2014), a Graduate Research Fellowship of the Ford Foundation (2010-2014), the Carl G. Sontheimer Prize for Creativity and Innovation in Design (2009), and an MIT Presidential Fellowship (2009). Previous to his academic career, he worked as a development engineer in Peru, working with rural communities on alternative business opportunities and with local doctors’ groups on medical device development. He also spent two years as a high school mathematics teacher in Boston, MA.

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