Kruschen Govender, PHD

August 16, 2018

Kruschen Govender talking to colleagues

Dr. Kruschen Govender is a systems-design thinker and aspiring clean technology entrepreneur. He is currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Centre for Creative Competitive Design, Cranfield University (United Kingdom).

He holds a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Civil Engineering (Environ.) from the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN), South Africa. His PhD research explored circular economy design in South African cities.

His research interests include: sustainability theory, sustainable design and systems thinking. He is the co-founder of, Thinked, a sustainable innovation and design start-up.


What makes you YOU in one sentence?
Bohemian by nature, a conscientious sustainability geek, full-time positive vibes warrior, rustic home cook and surfer (addicted to the twin fin cruise).


How will your outlook on life improved the world?

My worldview is premised on the fundamental principles of ecology. I am inspired by nature’s seamless and creative design. My professional mission is to re-imagine and re-design aspects of our human built environment through an ecological design perspective. My personal mission is to live lightly and tread carefully on our beautiful life-sustaining planet.

Kruschen Govender surfing

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