Head of the Competence Center for Product and Textile
Andrea Weber-Hansen studied Environmental Sciences at ETH Zurich and earned her doctorate in the field of Business and Production Sciences at ETH. She is the Vice Director of the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts – School of Engineering and Architecture, and has been leading research at the department since 2017. Her own research is focused on textiles and sustainability, she heads a research group in this area.
Co-founder of Women for the Board
Désirée Harmuth is co-founder of Women for the Board. The association’s vision is to make female candidates visible together and thus make boards of directors and foundations more diverse. Désirée is a business economist and has an MSc in Entrepreneurship. Digital transformation, real estate, empowering women and networking are just some of her passions.
Student in Business Psychology
Elleh N’Guetta is 25 years old and a dual citizen of Switzerland and Ivory Coast. Currently, she is pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Business Psychology at HSLU. Prior to this, she obtained her vocational diploma and specialized baccalaureate in Social Work from FMS-Zug and worked in various professions.
Sustainable Product Designer
“There are professions more harmful than industrial design, but only a few.” (Victor Papanek in 1984). Motivated to refute this statement, Joel Hügli works as a sustainable product designer with an MA and researcher at Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts in the Product & Textile research group.
Lecturer in Business Communication
Joelle Loew is a lecturer in Business Communication at HSLU W. As a linguist, she’s passionate about the science of language use in professional contexts. Her research and teaching pursue questions on gender, culture, and identity.
Researcher in Graphic Design
For Karel van der Waarde, enabling patients to take medicines by designing clear and understandable visual information is a personal mission. He teaches at HSLU and the University of Hasselt and runs his own design research company in Belgium.
Jazz Vocalist, Composer and Educator
Kristin Berardi is a jazz vocalist, composer and educator from Australia. Berardi is passionate about singing, sharing and encouraging others on their path. She is very happy to have moved to Lucerne to teach at HSLU in the Jazz and Folk Music department in 2020.
Lara Fernandes is an up and coming Singer/Songwriter from Switzerland. Her deeply vulnerable and honest songs have the power of captivating the audience and her clever melodies will follow you around for weeks.
Designer and Sound Artist
Peter Philippe Weiss, born 1962 in Basel, acts as a sound designer, sound artist, speaker and guest lecturer at different Universities. Since 1994 he runs Corporate Sound AG. Additionally, he is partner of audiobreeze ag and since 2013 member of the Red Dot Design Award Jury.
Samuel Schneider explores the future of automotive love and how to leverage the cultural weight of the electric sports car. As a co-founder of Leiser Electric, he aims to inspire individuals to become part of the solution and facilitate the adoption of renewable energy and more sustainable business models.