Ricky Ledesma

MA in Sustainable Design / MCAD (2017)


Ricky Ledesma is currently a prototype test engineer with M3D, a startup 3D printer manufacturer. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering at St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, Texas.  After graduating, he has acquired a variety of career experiences within government, IT, semiconductor, organic farming, and 3D printing sectors. Each of these experiences has directed Ricky to find new methods of creating products that harness the environment instead of exclude it. Ricky completed his MA in Sustainable Design degree at MCAD in 2017 and is based in Maryland.

Thesis title: 3D Printing with Mycelium-based Materials: A sustainable design approach to replace petroleum-based thermoplastic filaments