Dr Curie Park
Curie is a research associate at Centre for Industrial Sustainability, IfM. Her research focus is on creating positive sustainability impact in a speedy and efficient fashion. As a product designer by training, she is particularly interested in maximising the impact through sustainable design at product, process and systems levels in a global context. After the completion of her PhD on identifying the impact factors for sustainable design implementation for the FMCG industry in 2014, Curie started working for Centre for Industrial Sustainability since 2015.
Her research projects include Redress project (funded by Innovate UK): circular economy business mode innovation for a UK’s leading fashion retailer; TransTextile (funded by University of Cambridge, EPSRC): Interdisciplinary collaboration for high value innovation for the post-production textile waste in Sri Lanka; CloudForest (funded by Innovate UK): democratising the forestry investment industry though designing a sustainable business model on a crowd-funding platform; and Creative Hub for waste innovation in Thailand (funded by Newton Fund, British Council): Interdisciplinary collaboration for high value innovation for industrial waste from SMEs in Thailand.