Walter Zesk is a professor at JWU's College of Engineering & Design and the cofounder of Conform Lab.
His research and professional practice straddle the border between design and engineering, primarily focusing on using emerging technologies to develop parametric product systems.
As a graduate student, he collaborated on the invention of a parametric kirigami system that grew into the Seeyond product line, now owned by 3form. As cofounder of Conform Lab, Walter provides consulting in design automation and direct manufacturing technologies.
Prior to joining Johnson & Wales University in 2015, he taught at Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) and the Boston Architecture College.