Architect, PhD, associate professor of Industrial Design at Politecnico di Milano, and the coordinator of MADEC (www. madec.polimi.it). Her research and teaching interests focuses on the relationship between design and scientific/technological innovation, with a particular focus on emerging materials. In the last years she has been engaged in the EU project Design for Enterprises, and in the Executive Board of ADI, coordinating the scientific committee for long-term professional development of designers. As an expert in the communication of the design contents, from 2011 she has been the editor in chief of the scientific journal PAD. Pages on Arts & Design and guest editor of AIS/Design. Storia e Ricerche. She is the author of over 100 publications among books, essays and articles in international journals.