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Alcala, Jose M.

Contact Info
Dept: Industrial Design


Master of Industrial Design, Pratt Institute, 1998

Bachelor of Architecture, New Jersey Institute of Technology, 1992 

Teaching Experience

• New Jersey Institute of Technology, 2006- Present

University Lecturer, Coordinator of Industrial Design Program, 2010-present

University Lecturer, Industrial Design Program, 2009-2010

University Lecturer, Interim Program Director of Industrial Design Program, 2007-2009

Adjunct Faculty, School of Architecture, 2006-2007

• Pratt Institute, 2000-2007

Visiting Assistant Professor, Coordinator of 2nd year Undergraduate Industrial Design Studio, 2000-2006

Visiting Assistant Professor, Graduate Thesis Process & Requirements coordinator, 2001-2007

• University of Arkansas, 1999-2000

Visiting Faculty, School of Architecture, 1999-2000 

Professional Experience

• MADLAB, Morozov Alcala Design Laboratory, Principal Partner / Owner, 2003 – Present

• RELAB, Renewable Energy Laboratory, Principal Partner / Owner, 2005 – Present

• Pratt Design Incubator for Sustainable Innovation, Design Director, Advisory Board Member & Technical Consultant, 2006 – 2007

• Hixon Design Consultants, Senior Designer / Project Manager, 2001 – 2002

• Ralph Appelbaum Associates, Exhibit Designer / Project Manager, 1999 – 2001

• Samsung Electronics, Lead Designer for Home Integration System, 1998 – 1999

• ABC School Supplies, Lead Designer, “Korners for Kids” Institutional Furniture Product Line, 1998

• McCleary / German Architects, Architectural Designer / Project Manager, 1995 – 1996

• Lucian Hood Architects, Architectural Designer / Project Manager, 1994 – 1995 

Courses I Teach


Selected Publications

• Bacterioptica featured in Bio Design: Nature + Science + Creativity

William Myers, Forward by Paola Antonelli, Museum of Modern Art, NY Dec. 2012

• Repurposed: Finding Another Use for an Item Reduces Waste, Contributes to Design Aesthetics

Sharon J. Gintzler, The Star Ledger, Newark, NJ, February, 2011

• Paper & Presentation: Urban BIPV and Union Labor in NYC: A Case Study

RENEXPO, Lisbon, Portugal, 2009

• Green Home Remodeling Still a Gray Area

Jennifer Alsever, MSNBC, New York, NY, June 2007