Ken Pickar
Visiting Professor of Mechanical Engineering

California Institute of Technology
208 Gates-Thomas, Mail Code 104-44
Pasadena, CA 91125
(626) 395-4185


E/MedE/ME 105

Background Materials

E/ME 103

Useful Links




E/ME 105: Product Design for the Developing World

Background Materials


  • McDonough, W. and M. Braungart. The NEXT Industrial Revolution. The Atlantic Monthly 1998
    Good reference on sustainability – see Caltech e-journal passwords from a Caltech-networked computer for access

  • Kates, R. W. et al. "Environment and Development: Sustainability Science" Science, Vol 292, Issue 5517, p 641-642 , 27 April 2001
    Science and sustainability (will only work from a Caltech-networked computer)

  • Orr, D. 1998. Transformation or Irrelevance: The Challenge of Academic Planning for Environmental Education in the 21st Century. Pp. 17-35 in Academic Planning in College and University Environmental Programs: Proceedings of the 1998 Sanibel Symposium, P.B. Corcoran, J.L. Elder, and R. Tehen, eds. Washington, D.C.: North American Association for Environmental Education. Also available online.