After receiving his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in the field of Materials Science at New Mexico Tech, USA, Murat Bengisu worked in the automotive industry in engineering, R&D, and quality departments in Turkey and Italy. Dr. Bengisu started his academic career at Eastern Mediterranean University, Northern Cyprus, in 1999. For one year, he conducted research and taught as Visiting Professor at the University of Missouri-Rolla at the Materials Research Center. Dr. Bengisu completed various self-initiated multidisciplinary projects in collaboration with partners from different fields. He is the author of four books and he contributed to 31 articles in refereed journals. His research interest includes ceramic and glass materials, innovation management, working life and technological needs of disabled individuals, design history (Beykoz glassware) and materials for design. He joined the Industrial Design Department at Izmir University of Economics in March 2008. He was promoted to full professorship in February 2010. Currently he is teaching at the Industrial Design Department and he is the Head of Design Studies graduate programs.