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/ME 105

Syllabus (pdf)
Background Materials
Projects/Final Papers
Trips to Guatemala

E 102

E/ME 103

Useful Links




E/ME 105: Product Design for the Developing World

Background Materials

Stoves and Indoor Air Pollution

Smoke—the Killer in the Kitchen: Indoor Air Pollution in Developing Countries (ITDG) (pdf)
Problems of indoor air pollution and technological solutions

Boiling Point. Intermediate Technology Development Group.
Journal on stoves and household energy

WELL. What's Cooking? A review of the health impacts of indoor air pollution and technical interventions for its reduction (pdf)

Jonathan Rouse. Improved Biomass Cookstove Programmes: Fundamental Criteria for Success. The Centre for the Comparative Study of Culture, Development & the Environment, The University of Sussex. (pdf)

Ferdinand Kroon. Solar cookers in developing countries. (pdf)