Academic Profile

Peer Sathikh is presently Associate Professor at the School of Art Design and Media (ADM) and is the Associate Chair (Academic) of the school. He also holds a courtesy appointment as Associate Professor at the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) at NTU. Peer is the Director of the Centre for Asian Art and Design at ADM. Peer is also a REP Fellow, a selected group of academics who teach students of NTU's Renaissance Engineering Programme.

Peer is a Visiting Professor at the Industrial Design Centre, Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai (IITBombay) and an Adjunct Professor at the VIT University, Vellore, India.

Peer teaches core modules in product design and special electives such as Design Thinking, User Experience in Design and Islamic Art and Design at ADM, and core modules on Renaissance Design at REP. He conducts an annual masters level specialist workshop on Transportation and Mobility at IITBombay.

Peer has a PhD in Art, Design and Media from NTU, a Master of Design (MDesRCA) in industrial design from the Royal College of Art (RCA), London and a Master of Design in product design from Industrial Design Centre, Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai. He also has a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) degree in Mechanical Engineering. He was awarded the Foreign and Commonwealth Scholarship to study at RCA. While at RCA, Peer won the Thorn EMI Award for his project on air travel and won the first International Student Internship Award from Sony to work at the Sony Design Centre in Tokyo.

In 1996 Peer co-founded Inovasia Design in Singapore. Peer has won several awards for work done as design consultant at Inovasia, such as the Good Design Award 2004 from the Chicago Athenaeum, USA and the Singapore Design Award.Peer was the founding Chairman of the Advisory Committee for the Product Design and Innovation Course at the Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Singapore and is a member of the Advisory Committee for the Industrial Design Course at the Nanyang Polytechnic, Singapore.

Past President of the Designers Association Singapore (DAS), Peer is also a member of the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA), Product Design and Management Association (PDMA), USA and the Design Research Society (DRS), UK. He has been invited/guest speaker at design and product development conferences in many countries, including Singapore, Japan, China and India, where he has given key note addresses and presented papers on the subject of design, design culture and design education.

A serial entrepreneur, Peer is the non-executive Chairman of Teknovate Plastics Private Limited, an injection moulding and part assembly company he co-founded, which has a factory in Chennai, India.
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Assoc Prof Peer Mohideen Sathikh
Associate Chair (Academic), School of Art, Design and Media
Associate Professor, School of Art, Design and Media

Peer Sathikh has research interest in the following areas :
User Interface and Experience Design
Artificial Intelligence in Design
Transportation and Urban Mobility
Cultural and ethnographic influence on Product Design
Industrial Design Pedagogy and Art, Design and Media Education
 
  • Design For Autonomous Mobility
 
  • Nur Syairah bte Abdul Malek, Asst Prof Peer Mohideen Sathikh. (2017). The IIIDawards-Book 2017..

  • Meridel Rubenstein and Peer Mohideen Sathikh. (2016, March). Eden in Iraq: From Bio-Art Perspective’. Paper presented at Bio-Art/Design: Transdisciplinarity in Art, Science and Creativity Symposium and Workshop, School of Art, Design and Media, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

  • Peer Mohideen Sathikh and Meridel Rubenstein. (2015, October). Eden in Iraq: A Wastewater Environmental Design Project Gardens of Eden, Iraq. Paper presented at International Forum on Contemporary Islamic Art, Design and Architecture (CIADA2015), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

  • Peer Mohideen Sathikh. (2015). DS82: Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education (E&PDE15), Great Expectations: Design Teaching, Research & Enterprise: Introducing Industrial Design to Students of Renaissance Engineering Programme: A Personal Experience’. 17TH International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education (E&PDE 2015) (pp. 324 -329)United Kingdom: The Design Society.

  • Peer Mohideen Sathikh. (2015). Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Creativity and Innovations at Grassroots (ICCIG3): Understanding Modes of Creativity for Effective Innovation at Grassroots. Third International Conference on Creativity and Innovations at Grassroots (ICCIG3)Ahmedabad, India: Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, India.