Kalevi “Eetu” Ekman
Course Professor

kalevi.ekman@aalto.fi
+358 (0) 50 555 3566


Eetu is Professor of Machine Design at Aalto University School of Engineering and the Professor responsible for PdP. He is also the Director of Aalto University Design Factory, an experimental co-creation platform for education, research and application of product design. His research and education activities relate to integrated product development process, conceptual design phase, prototyping, and especially interdisciplinary co-creation between engineers, designers, and business professionals.

Sara Figueiredo
Course Coordinator

sara.santosfigueiredo@aalto.fi
+358 (0) 50 592 7107


Sara is an optimist chatterbox that sees design as an act to impact society positively. She takes care of course practices by crafting methods to trigger collaborative work and support the different course parties. She helps student teams to bring forth innovative products that impact the users and the real industry. Prior than joining Aalto Design Factory, Sara has studied and worked in various countries, which contributed to gain skills to collaborate with multidisciplinary and multicultural teams. Sara is currently pursuing her PhD at the School of Engineering at Aalto University.

Albin Weckström
Course Assistant

albin.weckstrom@aalto.fi
+358 (0) 44 034 2343


Albin has always been eager to build things. He is skilled in coming up with quick and dirty solutions to problems that need to be tested. Currently he is a MSc student in Mechanical Engineering at Aalto University. During the academic year 2020-2021 he was the project manager for the Luke PDP team. After the course ended he continued the development of the automatic fish counter in collaboration with the sponsor. He´s free time is spent on various own projects related to drones, 3d printers or other things that fascinates him.

Aimane BlejCourse Staff