Sacha Silvester is associate professor Design for Sustainability at the TU Delft. He holds a master degree in Industrial Design Engineering and a PhD in Social Sciences. His research is driven by the role design can play in the transition to a sustainable urban environment. Sacha’s interest is focussed on improving the match between users and technology.

He is experienced in numerous field experiments, living labs, demonstration- and scaler projects together with industry and public organisations on sustainability in the domains of mobility and the built environment. He led and conducted research programs on pollution prevention and industrial ecology, adoption and diffusion of sustainable innovations, sustainable product-/service-systems, renewable energy and sustainable social housing,

Sacha Silvester is one of the initiators of the EIT Climate-KIC Flagship Program Building Technology Accelerator. Within this program he is coordinating 2ndSKIN, a project on developing, implementing and up-scaling zero-energy renovation product-/services for social housing.

“With its ambitions and network of stakeholders, I see AMS Institute as a unique living lab to effectively and efficiently develop concepts to transform the existing situation into a circular urban environment.”

Sacha Silvester

Associate Professor & AMS PI