Dr. Lawrence  Neeley

Dr. Lawrence Neeley

Dr. Lawrence Neeley joined the Olin faculty as an Assistant Professor of Design and Entrepreneurship in 2011. He brings to Olin his passion for design, prototyping, manufacturing and entrepreneurship; and strives to share these passions with his students and the Olin community. Both his research and educational efforts help designers rapidly imagine, realize and offer compelling real world products. Dr. Neeley holds a Ph.D. and an M.S. in mechanical engineering from the Center for Design Research at Stanford University. At Stanford, he received the Stanford University Legacy Achievement Award given by the Black Community Services Center, a silver medal in IDEA2003 for the design of a wine decanting cradle and the Stanford School of Engineering Dean's Doctoral Distinction Diversity Award. His dissertation research was in the area of adaptive design expertise. Dr. Neeley earned his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Maryland.