The ARUCAD Industrial Design program fosters a critical, analytical and creative approach to designing products, services and experiences. With the use of our digital and fabrication facilities including the FabLab, these resources will empower our student designers with the knowledge, skills and creative confidence to resolve design problems with functional and sustainable product design solutions that are relevant to needs of people, society and business today.
Combining industry-run projects with academic learning, we ensure that you have the skills necessary to make a significant contribution to your chosen field of professional design practice.
Prof. Dr. Marko M. Kiessel
Head of Industrial Design
He studied Classical Archaeology, Art History and History at the universities of Trier, Köln and Bologna from 1993/94 to 2005 when he completed his PhD thesis in Classical Archaeology in Trier.
He contributed to an international exhibition about Constantine I., held in the Rheinisches Landesmuseum Trier in 2007. From 2006 onward he has been teaching architectural history and art history in North Cyprus, as an Associate Professor since 2012.
He conducted a funded research project on architectural decoration in Cyprus and was a researcher in a Tübitak project on the vernacular architecture of Louroujina village. Since 2016 he has been conducting a survey project in the Karpass district, tracing remains of ancient and early medieval settlement and economy. His research covers also the modern architecture of Cyprus, especially of the colonial and early post-colonial periods.
Asst. Prof. Dr. Carmelo Cascino
Academician and designer, he achieved his education in Industrial Design at the universities Sapienza of Rome and La Spezia, from 2002/03 to 2009. He is specialized in Boat Design at the University of Genoa, where he also completed in 2013 a PhD thesis on the subject Environmental Design in the maritime industry.
During the Genoese period he contributed to various research projects in the areas of public transportation and Defence, involving the aforementioned academic institution and renowned Italian companies. He also conducted a study funded by the Liguria Cluster of Marine Technology (DLTM) concerning the design of an innovative system for marine environment monitoring, completed in 2015. He worked internationally with academic institutions in Italy, USA, China and currently Cyprus.
His research and professional interests include land and sea means of transportation, Floating Architecture, and Environmental Design.
Asst. Prof. Dr. Emre Günal
Assist. Prof. Dr. Emre Günal graduated from Department of Industrial Design in Middle East Technical University, Turkey in 1988. He both had his master's degree from the Department of Industrial Design in Istanbul Technical University in 1993 and his doctorate/proficiency in art from Yeditepe University, Turkey in 2019 also. Günal, who also educated at Anadolu University, Faculty of Industrial Arts in Eskişehir, Turkey worked as a full-time lecturer at Yeditepe University Department of Industrial Design between the years 2003-2018. He works as a full time lecturer in ARUCAD Industrial Design Department.
He started his professional career in 1989 at Turkish Glassworks Inc. and worked in many areas such as product development, glass packaging design, customer technical services and corporate identity change. Specialized in the fields of packaging, sustainability, product design, anthropology and innovation; Günal, educates lectures related with materials, production methods, marketing and prototyping. He has many registered and copyrighted industrial designs and awards in various sectoral competitions on glass packaging.