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Ph.D. Larry LEIFER Director, Center for Design Research at Stanford and Hasso Plattner Design Thinking Research Program; Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford

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1958-1962 B.S., Engineering Science, Stanford University
1963-1963 M.S., Mechanical Engineering Product Design, Stanford University
1964-1969 Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering (Neuroscience), Stanford University
1963-1964 Research Assistant, Mech. Engr., Stanford University
1964-1969 NIH pre-doc Fellow, Biomed. Engr., Stanford University
1970-1971 NAS post-doc Fellow, Biomed. Engr., NASA Ames Research Center
1972-1973 NASA exchange Fellow, Aero. Astro., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
1974-1976 Assistant Professor, Biomed. Engr., Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich
1977-1988 Associate Professor, Mech. Engr., Stanford University
1977-1988 Associate Professor, Biomed. Engr., Neurology, by courtesy
1979-1989 Founding Director, Stanford-VA Rehabilitation R&D Center
1984 Founding Director, Stanford Center for Design Research
1988 Professor, Mech. Engr. Design, Stanford University
1989-1991 Co-Founder, CTO, Tolfa Corporation (now Lingraphicare America)
1997 Founding Director, Stanford University Learning Laboratory
2004 Founding Member, Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford
since 2008 Founding Co-Director, Hasso Plattner Design Thinking Research Program

Memberships

American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)
Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

Publications

Plattner, H., Meinel, C., and Leifer, L. (eds.) (2010). "Design Thinking Research: Understand - Improve - Apply", in the Series: Understanding Innovation, Springer, Vol.1, January 2010
Plattner, H., Meinel, C., and Leifer, L. (eds.) (2011). "Design Thinking Research: Studying Co-Creation in Practice", in the Series: Understanding Innovation, Springer, Vol.2, 2011
Plattner, H., Meinel, C., and Leifer, L. (eds.) (2012). "Design Thinking Research: Measuring Performance in the Field", in the Series: Understanding Innovation, Springer, Vol.3, 2012
Plattner, H., Meinel, C., and Leifer, L. (eds.) (2013). "Design Thinking Research: Measuring the Impact of the Curriculum", in the Series: Understanding Innovation, Springer, Vol.4, 2013

Awards

Visiting Professor, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETHZ), Switzerland, 2011-2012
Honorary Fellow, The Design Society, conferred at the International Conference on Engineering Design, Copenhagen, 18 August, 2011
Hedersdoktor (Honorary Doctorate), Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm, 20 November 2009
Honorary Fellow, University of Tokyo, Japan, 2007