Dr. Katherine Fu

Office: MRDC 4508

Email: katherine.fu@nullme.gatech.edu

Phone: 404-385-3810


Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, 2012
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, 2009
B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Brown University, 2007

Research Areas and Descriptors

CAE & Design; Innovation; Creativity; Design Theory and Methodology; Computational Design Tools; Design Science; Design Cognition; Design-by-Analogy; Data Mining


Dr. Fu joined Georgia Tech in November 2014 with a joint appointment in Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Design.  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. Her work has focused on studying the engineering design process through cognitive studies, and extending those findings to the development of methods and tools to facilitate more effective and inspired design and innovation.