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Greg Holderfield

Pentair - D. Eugene and Bonnie L. Nugent Clinical Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Director of the Segal Design Institute

Co-Director of the MMM Program


Ford Motor Company Engineering and Design Center
2133 Sheridan Road, G.302
Evanston, IL 60208

847-491-2987Email Greg Holderfield


Segal Design Institute


Mechanical Engineering


Master of Science in Product Design and Development Management Program

MMM Program

Master of Science in Engineering Design and Innovation Program

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BFA in Industrial Design, University of Illinois

MS in Product Development, Northwestern University

Research Interests

He is a passionate advocate for the power of design and is well known in the field of design. His design work has been recognized globally, having received over 25 design awards. His research interests include: design thinking, industrial design, product design and development, and design management.

Significant Recognition

  • Four “Intentional Design Excellence Awards” (IDEA), Business Week and the Industrial Design Society of America (IDSA), including the "Gold" for Industrial Equipment Design
  • Two German “Red Dot” awards
  • Japan "Good Design" award
  • IF International Design Forum award

Significant Professional Service

  • Vice President of Design and Strategy at ARC Worldwide - Leo Burnett
  • Director of Strategic Design Innovation at HLB
  • Global Design Jury for the International Design Excellence Awards


Professor Holderfield also holds 21 design and utility patents.