Co-Director, Engineering and Design Institute
       Professor of Transdisciplinary Studies, College of Science, Health and the Liberal Arts
       College of Design, Engineering and Commerce

Dr. Pastore is a Professor of Transdisciplinary Studies in the College of Science, Health and the Liberal Arts and the College of Design, Engineering and Commerce, Co-Director of the Engineering and Design Institute, Director of the Philadlephia University Jazz Band and Chair of the Faculty. He teaches courses in Systems Thinking, Integrative Design, Engineering, Architecture and Sustainable Design.

Dr. Pastore received a B.A. in Mathematics from LaSalle University, M.S. in Mathematics from Drexel University and a Ph.D. in Materials Science from Drexel University.

Prior to this he served as Assistant Professor and Associate Director of the Fibrous Materials Research Center at Drexel University, Associate Professor and Director of the Advanced Textiles and Composites Laboratory at North Carolina State University, and Visiting Professor at University of Gent. He is active in research on the mechanical behavior of textile materials and composites as well as green materials and processes, and has published 4 books and over 40 papers in this area, and is recognized as an international expert in the field.

Chris is a recipient of the Excellence in Sustainability Education Award from the Delaware Valley Green Building Council (2007) Philadelphia Sustainability Award from Pennsylvania Environmental Council (2007) the Leadership in Sustainable Building, Pennsylvania Resources Council (2004), Director’s Award in System Competency from the National Textile Center (2004), and the the Fiber Society’s Distinguished Achievement in Basic or Applied Fiber Science award (2000).

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We take sustainability to mean the ability to meet the needs of the current generation without denying future generations the ability to meet their needs.

Needs we define akin to Maslow's hierarch of human needs.

One of our goals at EDI is to understand wthe specific role of different materials and how they can be used effectively to improve global sustainability. This includes rapidly renewable materials and low impact materials.