LAB ALUMNI

Ting Liao

Assistant Professor, School of Systems and Enterprises, Stevens Institute of Technology

Education
Stanford University, Mechanical Engineering, Ph.D., 2020
Stanford University, Mechanical Engineering, M.S., 2016
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Mechanical Engineering, B.S., 2014, Summa Cum Laude

Research Focus
User-product trust development of autonomous products, emotional design, user perception of product delight, psychological priming.

Email
tingliao@stanford.edu
tliao@stevens.edu

Sita Syal

Ph.D. Student

Education
University of Michigan, Energy Systems Engineering, M.Eng., 2014
University of Michigan, Chemical Engineering, B.S.E., 2013

Research Focus
Sustainable design, energy systems, design methods.

Samantha Beaulieu

M.S. Student

Education
Stanford University, Mechanical Engineering, B.S., 2019

Research Focus
Sustainable behavior.

Email
sambeau@stanford.edu

Kelly Lim

B.S. Student

Education
Stanford University, Product Design, B.S., 2020

Research Focus
Sustainable behavior.

Email
aklim@stanford.edu

William Jou

M.S. Student

Education
Stanford University, Mechanical Engineering, M.S., 2019
University of Texas, Mechanical Engineering, B.S., 2017

Research Focus
Sustainable behaviors and morphing algorithms.

Email
wjou@stanford.edu

Anand Upender

B.S. Student

Education
Stanford University, Product Design, B.S., 2019

Research Focus
Sustainable behavior, data visualization

Email
anandx@stanford.edu

Website
anandupender.com

Dickson Chow

Ph.D. Student, Stanford

Education
Stanford University, Graduate Design Program, M.F.A., 2016
Otis College of Art and Design, Digital Media, B.F.A., 2003

Research Focus
Design methodology.

Email
dicksonc@stanford.edu

Dr. Kate Sinitskaya

Postdoctoral Researcher, Stanford

Education
Iowa State University, Economics, Ph.D., 2014
Moscow State University, Economics, M.S., 2004
Moscow State University, Economics, B.S., 2002

Research Focus
Using AGI methods for developing agent-based models of complex systems.

Email
kate.sinitskaya@gmail.com

Dr. Sahuck Oh

Postdoctoral Researcher, Stanford

Education
University of California, Berkeley, Mechanical Engineering, Ph.D., 2016
Hanyang University, Mechanical Engineering, B.S., 2010

Research Focus
Product design, anthropomorphism, morphing.

Email
sahucko@stanford.edu

Hala Al-Khalil

Ph.D. Student, Stanford

Education
University of Hartford, Dual B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, 2015, Summa Cum Laude

Research Focus
Sustainable design, design methodology, priming.

Email
alkhalil@stanford.edu

Dr. Andy Dong

Visiting Professor, Stanford
Professor, University of Sydney

Education
University of California at Berkeley, Mechanical Engineering, Ph.D., 1997
University of California at Berkeley, Mechanical Engineering, M.S., 1995
University of California at Berkeley, Mechanical Engineering, B.S., 1992

Research Focus
Discover the structure of design knowledge and its effect on the formation and innovation of engineered objects and the processes that produced the structure.

Email
andy.dong@sydney.edu.au

Website
http://sydney.edu.au/engineering/people/andy.dong.php

Dr. Tahira Reid

Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Purdue

Education
ISU STEM Future Faculty Postdoctoral Fellow, 2011
University of Michigan, Design Science, Ph.D. 2010
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Mechanical Engineering, M.S. 2004
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Mechanical Engineering, B.S. 2000

Research Focus
Design theory and methodology; sustainability; decision-making; psychology; perception; eye-tracking studies.

Dr. Minhua Long

Postdoctoral Researcher, Stanford

Education
Iowa State University, Ph.D., 2016
University of Science and Technology of China, Thermal Science and Energy Engineering, B.E., 2009

Research Focus
Consumer behavior modeling, product design decisions, design optimization.

Email
mhlong@stanford.edu

Dr. Ping Du

Visiting Student Researcher, Stanford, 2016

Education
Iowa State University, Mechanical Engineering, Ph.D. 2016
University of Science and Technology of China, Mechanical Design and Manufacturing Automation, B.E., 2010

Research Focus
Eye tracking study on consumers’ product evaluation processes and strategies.

Email
pdu@iastate.edu

Dr. Le Chen

Stanford Postdoctoral Researcher, 2015

Education
Iowa State University, Mechanical Engineering, Ph.D. 2013
Southeast University, China, Instrument Science and Engineering, B.S. 2008

Research Focus
Optimization of wind farm layout while considering the effect of landowners’ preferences; reducing risk for developers and landowners using wind farm layout optimization; uncertainty analysis and modeling.

Dr. Jinjuan She

User Experience Designer, INVIA Medical Imaging Solution

Education
Iowa State University, Mechanical Engineering, Ph.D. 2013
Wuhan University, China, Mechanical Engineering, M.S. 2009
Wuhan University, China, Mechanical Engineering, B.S. 2007

Research Focus
Creation of design methods for improving sustainable product design; investigation of consumer decision making on sustainable products.

Dylan James Moore

Ph.D. Student, Stanford

Education
University of Southern California, Mechanical Engineering, M.S., 2015
University of California at Berkeley, Engineering Physics, B.S., 2013
University of California at Berkeley, Music, B.A., 2013

Research Focus
Exploring impact of priming on group idea generation of sustainable design.

Email
djmoore3@stanford.edu

Naren Ramaswamy

Master’s Student, Stanford

Education
Stanford University, Mechanical Engineering, M.S., expected 2017
Stanford University, Mechanical Engineering, B.S., 2015

Research Focus
“Smarter” products, specifically, personalized and adaptive home faucets.

Email
naren10@stanford.edu

Michael A. Erickson

Master’s Student, Stanford

Education
Stanford University, Mechanical Engineering, M.S., 2016
University of Michigan, Mechanical Engineering, B.S.E. 2013, Summa Cum Laude

Research Focus
Optimization in product design and development, the built environment done sustainably, systems engineering.

Oliver Boeckel

Master’s Student, Stanford

Education
North Dakota State University, Mechanical Engineering, B.S., 2014, Summa Cum Laude
Minor: Coatings and Polymeric Materials

Research Focus
Design methodologies, process optimization, and product development in non-traditional engineering applications.

Email
oboeckel@stanford.edu

Kelley Jude Gomez

Undergraduate Student, Stanford

Education
Stanford University, Product Design, B.S.E., Expected 2017

Research Focus
Sustainable design, user preference, modeling installer decisions in solar industry.

Email
kjgomez@stanford.edu

Felipe Cabral

Undergraduate Student, Stanford

Education
Stanford University, Mechanical Engineering, M.S., expected 2018
Stanford University, Mechanical Engineering, B.S., expected 2017

Research Focus
“Smarter” products – specifically, personalized and adaptive home faucets.

Email
fcabral@stanford.edu

Ufuoma Ovienmhada

Undergraduate Student, Stanford

Education
Stanford University, Mechanical Engineering, B.S., expected 2018

Research Focus
Sustainable design, design methodology.

Email
ufuoma@stanford.edu

Christopher Miller

Education
Iowa State University, Mechanical Engineering, M.S. 2013

Research Focus
Review of Innovation Engineering Leadership Institute Program.

Jingnan Zhao

Education
Beijing University of Technology, China, Mechanical Engineering, M.S. 2011
Huazhong University of Science & Technology, China, Mechanical Engineering, B.S. 2006

Research Focus
Product design; design optimization.

Email
jzhao@iastate.edu

Dongyoung Kim

Education
Iowa State University, Computer Science, B.S. 2011

Research Focus
Eye-tracking; 3D body scanner; machine learning; design optimization; behavior psychology; cognitive and learning styles.

Jacob Uptain

Education
Iowa State University, Mechanical Engineering

Research Focus
Windfarm layout optimization.

Email
jauptain@iastate.edu

Alex Renner

Education
Iowa State University, Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering, M.S. 2008
Iowa State University, Mechanical Engineering, B.S. 2006

Research Focus
New product design collaboration between industrial designers and engineers; conveying manufacturing
engineering constraints to industrial designers.

Email
arenner@iastate.edu

Lyndsay Marie Adams

Education
Iowa State University, Mechanical Engineering, B.S. 2012

Research Focus
Study on how creativity and design quality change between design processes, specifically in the conceptual design phase.

Email
lmadams@iastate.edu

Drew Robinson

Education
Iowa State University, Mechanical Engineering, B.S. 2009

Research Focus
Sustainable development of systems for under served areas and impoverished peoples.

Matthew Galeano

Education
Louisiana State University, Mechanical Engineering, Exp. B.S. 2013

Research Focus
Modeling the micro-climate changes and other effects of wind turbines on crops.

Email
mgalea1@tigers.lsu.edu

Sarah Woolf

Education
Rochester Institute of Technology, Mechanical Engineering, Exp. B.S. 2013

Research Focus
Investigation into and identification of prominent political, social, and economic barriers to wind farm landacquisition.
Development and improved suggested approach to the land acquisition process to more amiably meet the needs of all
parties involved.

Email
sew8663@rit.edu

Daniel Concannon

Education
Iowa State University, Mechanical Engineering

Email
djcannon@iastate.edu

Chloe McPherson

Education
Iowa State University, Mechanical Engineering

Research Focus
Wake model layout optimization.

Email
cmcphe9@iastate.edu