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Design Group Faculty

James Adams

Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering and of Industrial Engineering & Engineering Management
Phone: (650) 724-3586

David Beach

Professor (Teaching) of Mechanical Engineering
Phone: (650) 724-3586

Edward Carryer

Consulting Professor
Phone: (650) 723-9146
Mark Cutkosky

Mark Cutkosky

Fletcher Jones Chair in the School of Engineering, Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Phone: (650) 725-9131

J. Christian Gerdes

Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Phone: (650) 723-4287

David Kelley

Donald W. Whittier Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Phone: (650) 289-3444

Thomas Kenny

Richard W. Weiland Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Phone: (650) 725-9210

Larry Leifer

Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Phone: (650) 723-3521

David Lentik

Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Phone: (650) 721-9433

Erin MacDonald

Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Office: 550-159

Drew Nelson

Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Phone: (650) 723-2123
Okamura

Allison Okamura

Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Phone: (650) 721-1700

Friedrich Prinz

Finmeccanica Professor in the School of Engineering, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Professor of Materials Science and Engineering
Phone: fbp@cdr.stanford.edu

Bernard Roth

Rodney H. Adams Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Academic Director, Hasso Plattner Institute of Design (d.school)
Phone: (650) 725-9131

J. Kenneth Salisbury, Jr.

Professor (Research) of Computer Science
Phone: (650) 721-6625
Sheri Sheppard

Sheri Sheppard

Burton J. and Deedee McMurtry University Fellow in Undergraduate Education, Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Phone: (650) 725-9131

Ken Waldron

Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering
Phone: (650) 796-9523

Doug Wilde

Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering
Phone: (650) 327-3190

In memoriam

John Arnold ~ 1913 - 1963

Phillip Barkan ~ 1925-1996
Professor Phillip Barkan's distinguished engineering career spanned nearly 50 years, both in the private sector and in academia. He was internationally recognized as a "master design engineer" in high-speed machinery. More recently, he became internationally well known for pioneering what is probably the first and most extensive graduate curriculum on design for manufacturability and the product design process.

Ernest Chilton ~ 1919-1985

Rolf Arne Faste ~ 1943-2003
Professor Rolf Faste's interest in design process and creativity extended to all areas of design engineering, art, product and architecture, as well as to the larger concerns of design technology and society. His later scholarship was focused on the interaction between creativity and culture. He was the director of the Product Design Program, and he co-led many workshops on creativity (Stanford report article).

Henry Otten Fuchs ~ 1907-1989

Professor Henry Fuchs was internationally recognized for his contributions to the understanding of fatigue of metals and for the development of a manufacturing process widely used to improve the resistance of metals to failure by fatigue. He was also well-known as an innovative mechanical designer and a pioneer in the use of case studies in engineering education.

Kosuke Ishii ~ 1958-2009
Professor Kos Ishii's research developed methods and tools for system design and management to improve the life-cycle quality of products and processes. He applied structured techniques to support “Design for X” decisions addressing robustness, reliability, serviceability, variety, flexibility and sustainability. His later research interests included Scenario-based Amorphous Design and Decision Analytical Scorecarding. He was a member of the Science Council of Japan and a fellow of the ASME. (Memorial Resolution)   (Memorial Blog)