Four Ph.D. students in the College of Design Ph.D. program successfully presented their research interest areas on May 7 to over 50 members of faculty, staff, and students in the College of Design. The presentation of research interest areas is an introductory presentation for first-year students and introduces these individuals to the Ph.D. community.
New Ph.D. Students Present Their Research Areas
Four Ph.D. students in the College of Design Ph.D. program successfully presented their research interest areas on May 7 to over 50 members of faculty, staff, and students in the College of Design. The presentation of research interest areas is an introductory presentation for first-year students and introduces these individuals to the Ph.D. community.
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Soolyeon Cho, PhD

Director of PhD in Design Program | Associate Professor of Architecture

Director of Building Energy Technology Lab | T: (919) 515-8357, E: soolyeon_cho@ncsu.edu

The College of Design at North Carolina State University initiated the PhD in Design Program in 1999. Today the program includes more than forty students from all over the world pursuing research focusing on the questions that transcend and unite the design disciplines.

The mission of the Doctor of Philosophy in Design is to advance knowledge in design through research and scholarship. This mission is built on the recognition of fertile common ground among the design disciplines and on the need for specificity and depth within them. The PhD program, therefore, values a broad range of research interests that aim to improve the human condition. A recent external review of the program stated that:

“The PhD in Design at North Carolina State University is outstanding.  By all metrics, the program competes favorably with other North American PhD programs.  The College of Design has carved out a powerful and highly respected research arena (design), and the PhD program is built around the strengths of the College and the faculty.”  2013 External Review Team