Design Lab - People

Students

Students engaged on a project in the Design Lab solve real world engineering challenges for some of the world's largest and most innovative companies as well as newly formed entrepreneurial start-ups. The results are a solid, well-defined solution for sponsors and an unparalleled multidisciplinary engineering experience for students.

Some of the best and brightest engineering students, that the world has to offer, work in the Design Lab. By giving a challenging problem to a team of carefully selected, highly motivated engineering students from multiple disciplines, sponsors receive fresh and creative out-of-the-box solutions. Currently, students from the following programs, participate in Design Lab projects.

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Computer and Systems Engineering
  • Design, Innovation and Society
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Industrial and Systems Engineering
  • Material Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

Faculty

  • Mark W. Steiner, Ph.D. Director, O.T. Swanson Multidisciplinary Design Lab, Professor of Practice
  • Junichi Kanai, Ph.D. Associate Director, O.T. Swanson Multidisciplinary Design Lab, Professor of Practice
  • Michael Amitay, Ph.D. Professor - Mechanical, Aerospace & Nuclear Engineering
  • Partha Dutta, Ph.D. Professor - Electrical, Computer and Systems Engineering
  • William J. Foley, Ph.D. Lecturer - Industrial and System Engineering
  • Lester A Gerhardt, Ph.D. Professor - Electrical, Computer and Systems Engineering
  • Joshua Hurst Lecturer - Mechanical, Aerospace & Nuclear Engineering
  • Cheng K Hsu, Ph.D. Professor - Industrial and System Engineering
  • Michael K. Jensen, Ph.D. Professor - Mechanical, Aerospace & Nuclear Engineering
  • Eric H. Ledet, Ph.D. Assistant Professor - Biomedical Engineering
  • Daniel Lewis, Ph.D. Assistant Professor - Materials Science and Engineering
  • Matthew A. Oehlschlaeger, Ph.D. Associate Professor - Mechanical, Aerospace & Nuclear Engineering
  • Rahmi Ozisik, Ph.D. Associate Professor - Materials Science and Engineering

Staff

  • Mark Anderson Senior Project Engineer
  • Sam Chiappone Manager, School of Engineering Fabrication and Prototyping Facilities
  • Charles Goodwin Project Engineer
  • Valerie Masterson Administrative Specialist
  • Scott Miller Project Engineer
  • Jeff Morris, Ph.D. Technical Manager, CAD/CAM/CAE
  • Aren Paster Project Engineer
  • Scott Yerbury Electromechanical Technician