Carlos Alberto Montana-Hoyos (PhD) is currently an Associate Professor of Industrial Design in the Faculty of Arts and Design, University of Canberra. Carlos was born in Bogotá, Colombia. He graduated as an Industrial Designer from Javeriana University, and later cum laude from an MAID and a PhD from Kobe Design University, both with Japanese Government Scholarships. As a designer, Carlos has developed multidisciplinary award-winning design projects related to concept, product, graphics, exhibition and space, while living in Colombia, Italy, Japan, Singapore and Australia. As an academic, Carlos was an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Product Design Engineering course of EAFIT University in his country (2001-03). He was also a Fellow and Assistant Professor (2006-10) in the Industrial Design Program of the National University of Singapore. His research interests are on transdisciplinary and cross-cultural approaches to design, and include topics as Biomimicry, Design for Sustainability, and Design for Health and Sports.