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Dr David Mesa Saldarriaga

Design Factory Innovation Coach
PhD-DES, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia; Product Design Engineering, EAFIT, Colombia


David Mesa completed a PhD in Design at Swinburne University of Technology. He is a product design engineer with extensive experience in innovation and new product development projects. As a designer, he has helped manufacturing companies solve their problems through design. David currently teaches innovation and prototyping, and his research explores the process of identifying applications for new scientific discoveries and transforming those ideas into products that can reach the market. He has also conducted research related to i4.0, implementing systems to capture and visualise manufacturing data in real-time to improve processes and predict production issues.

Research interests

Product Innovation Design; University Research Commercialisation; Technology Development

Fields of Research

  • Innovation Management - 350705
  • Design Practice And Methods - 330306
  • Industrial And Product Design - 330309

Teaching areas

Product Innovation Design


  • 2020, Swinburne, Sessional Teaching and Learning Dean's Award, Swinburne University of Technology
  • 2020, International, Best TRL Prototype Demonstrator Award ICNASA International Conference, Swinburne University of Technology
  • 2013, Other, Best Product Design Engineering Final Year Project, EAFIT University


Also published as: Mesa Saldarriaga, David; Mesa Saldarriaga, D.; Mesa, D.; Mesa, David; Saldarriaga, D. M.; Saldarriaga, David Mesa
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Recent research grants awarded

  • 2022: Prototype manufacturing and prototype testing for next generation medical and wellness devices based on a novel synthetic hydrogel material platform *; Eudaemon Technologies Pty Ltd Fund Scheme

* Chief Investigator

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