Linda Vanasupa

"My current interests are in designing the alternatives to the industrial-era solutions. For me this means new ways of learning, new ways of applying our technical understanding, and new ways of being together as citizens."  
- Linda Vanasupa, 2013


  • Stanford University, Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering, 1991
  • Stanford University, M.S. summa cum laude in Materials Science and Engineering, 1987
  • Michigan Technological University, B.S. magna cum laude in Metallurgical Engineering, 1985

Research Interests

  • Sustainability


Since coming to Cal Poly in 1991, Linda Vanasupa has served as professor, Materials Engineering Department Chair (2002-2007) and the Founding Co-Director for the Center for Sustainability in Engineering (2005- present). She has advised over 20 masters theses and 50 senior projects, some of the most recent of which can be found in Cal Poly's digital commons

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