According to CCS Provost Imre Molnar, Iavicoli has elevated CCS’s Product Design department to a place where it can compete with the College’s world class transportation design competency. Under Iavicoli’s leadership, the department has boasted three student IDSA Gold Awards over the past four years and has also attracted more than $200,000 in industry sponsored research projects during that same time period. His success at CCS is right in line with an illustrious design career that spans over two decades.
Passionate about students and their development, he was the youngest professor in Japan when the University of Tsubuka invited him to teach there in 1988. He also provides his students with the benefit of solid practical experience. He has researched and lectured at NEC, Nissan, Sanyo, Sharp, Sony and Toshiba. He has also taught industrial design at ISIA, fashion merchandising at FIT’s abroad program and product design at Polimoda – all in Italy. Other private sector companies that he has taught at include Acer, Gap, LG, McDonnell Douglass, Nokia and Phillips.
Iavicoli has been published in over 51 publications from 10 different countries going back to 1982. Additionally, Iavicoli holds a BA in Industrial Design from ISIA in Italy and a MS in Product Design from Art Center College of Design.