Steven D. Eppinger
Deputy Dean, General Motors LFM Professor of Management Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
S.M., and Sc.D., mechanical engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Summary of Experience
Dr. Eppinger specializes in improving product design and development practices. His research, conducted at MIT's Center for Innovation in Product Development, focuses on organizing complex design processes in order to accelerate industrial practices. This work has been applied primarily in the automotive, electronics, aerospace, and equipment industries. He has coauthored a widely used textbook, Product Design and Development, published by McGraw-Hill. He has also written more than 40 articles for refereed academic journals and conferences. He received the ASME Best Paper Award in Design Theory and Methodology in 1995 and again in 2001. At the Sloan School, Professor Eppinger has created an interdisciplinary product development course in which graduate students from engineering, management, and industrial design programs collaborate to develop new products. He also teaches MIT's executive programs on product development. In 1993, he received both MIT's Graduate Student Council Teaching Award and the Sloan School's Award for Innovation and Excellence in Management Education.