TITLE : Professor

SPECIALIZATION: Design, optimization, artifical intelligence
and product development

Jonathan Cagan, Ph.D., P.E.,

Jonathan Cagan, Ph.D., P.E., is the George Tallman and Florence Barrett Ladd Professor in Engineering, in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University, with courtesy appointments in the School of Design and Computer Science. He is an expert in product development and design methods for early stage product development. His research focuses on design methods, theory and practice, including computational synthesis, cognitive-based design and interdisciplinary product development. Cagan serves as the Director of Innovation and Entrepreneurship for Carnegie Mellon?s College of Engineering.

Both his design methods and computer-based design research have been applied in a variety of industries. He is the co-author of three books on product development: Creating Breakthrough Products, Built to Love, and The Design of Things to Come; and co-editor of Formal Engineering Design Synthesis. He has consulted with a variety of small and large companies in diverse areas on product development, brand strategy, and strategic planning, including Navistar/International Truck, Apple, MSA, Procter & Gamble, HP, Respironics, Alcoa, Whirlpool, RedZone Robotics, DesignAdvance Systems, and Bayer Material Science, among others. Prof. Cagan also serves as an expert witness for intellectual property cases. Prof. Cagan teaches new product development at Carnegie Mellon and in executive training sessions in small and large companies. He also co-directs the Master in Product Development program at Carnegie Mellon.

Prof. Cagan has over 200 research publications and 6 issued patents. He is the recipient of the engineering college's Outstanding Research Award and has won 7 Best Paper awards at premier engineering design conferences. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and serves as an associate editor of the ASME Journal of Mechanical Design and Design Studies. He served on the Advisory Board for The Design Society. He also serves on the editorial boards of Research in Engineering Design; Artificial Intelligence for Engineering Design, Analysis and Manufacturing; Design Studies, and Journal of Engineering Design. Dr. Cagan received his Bachelor of Science in 1983 and Master of Science in 1985 from the University of Rochester, and his Ph.D. in 1990 from the University of California at Berkeley. All of his degrees are in Mechanical Engineering. Dr. Cagan is also a registered Professional Engineer.



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