Erin MacDonald

Erin MacDonald
Erin MacDonald

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Assisant Professor
(515) 294-3298
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Erin MacDonald is director of the Interdisciplinary Research in Sustainable (IRIS) Design Lab within the department of Mechanical Engineering at Iowa State University. Her research adopts methods and insights from psychology and marketing to address sustainable engineering design problems. She and her research group focus on studying and understanding the role of consumer decisions and judgments about products in order to provide engineering design solutions to a variety of sustainability-related issues.


MacDonald Receives ASME Young Investigator Award