Esdras Paravizo is a Fellow-Student Interaction for the Graduate Student Body Committee (GSB) 2022/23.
Esdras Paravizo is a doctoral research student at the Engineering Design Centre (EDC). He is a member of the Design Creativity Group, and supervised by Professor Nathan Crilly. His research focuses on engineering design and creativity, looking at how computer games can be employed to foster design creativity in educational and practical settings.
Prior to starting his PhD, Esdras pursued research activities in the fields of ergonomics and human factors and industry 4.0, taking part in international research projects at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) and Technische Universität Berlin (TU Berlin). His work on using game engines for ergonomics analysis and design was awarded the KU Smith Student Award from the International Ergonomics Association in 2018. Besides his research activities, Esdras gained practical experience through university-industry partnerships and consultancy projects in Brazil and also took part in outreach and extension activities.
At Clare Hall, Esdras is involved in numerous sports activities, founding the Clare Hall Board Games Club and bartending at the college bar. As a Fellow-Student Interaction Officer he aims to foster knowledge and experiences exchange among Masters and PhD students and the Fellows.