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Ph.D. Student in Management Science and Engineering, admitted Autumn 2014
BioRobert Bremner is a Ph.D. student at the Stanford Technology Ventures Program in the Department of Management Science & Engineering at Stanford University.
Research Area: Strategy, Innovation, Entrepreneurship
Dissertation Title: Experimentation in Nascent Markets: How Firms Effectively Commercialize New Technology
Research Abstract: Experimentation is widely acknowledged as an integral part of innovation and strategy in nascent technology industries. However, in spite of its importance, it is less clear how firms experiment effectively. Robert Bremner's research explores this gap using inductive methods. More specifically, he explores how the locus of experimentation affects firms’ ability to react to change, in addition to how firms experiment to identify viable commercial opportunities and build new businesses.
Reilly Patrick Brennan
Lecturer, Mechanical Engineering
BioReilly P. Brennan is a founding partner at Trucks, a seed-stage venture capital fund for entrepreneurs changing the future of transportation. Trucks investments focus on autonomous, connected and shared vehicle technologies.
Reilly holds a teaching appointment at Stanford University, where he teaches twice per year in the School of Engineering and the d.school. His classes bridge the fields of transportation, design and entrepreneurship. He is a dedicated educator and advisor to young researchers and entrepreneurs, actively participating in mentorship roles at Techstars Mobility and the University of Michigan.
His influential newsletter FoT is a radar for what’s happening in transportation.
Prior to Trucks, Reilly was Executive Director for Stanford’s automotive research program, Revs. Prior to Stanford he developed his love for transportation in media and technology at editorial publications ranging from Automobile to AOL to Monocle and seat time in over 1000 test cars. He was a member of the Le Mans-winning factory Corvette C5-R program. His personal land speed record is 168 mph, behind the wheel of a Chaparral 2E.
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Electrical Engineering
Current Research and Scholarly InterestsFundamental and device research on low-dimensional materials and their interface
Sr. Associate Dean, School of Engineering - External Relations
BioLaura Breyfogle is the Senior Associate Dean for External Relations for the School of Engineering. In this capacity, Breyfogle leads school-wide efforts in Development, Alumni Relations, and Marketing and Communications. Her 30-year career at Stanford also encompassed development positions in the Stanford Engineering School, the Stanford Business School and the Stanford Office of Development. Prior to Stanford, Breyfogle worked in development at the San Jose Symphony and the San Francisco Ballet. She earned her BS in English Literature from Carleton College and her MBA from the Anderson School at the University of California at Los Angeles. She currently serves on the Palo Alto Partners in Education (PiE) Advisory Council.
Ph.D. Student in Computational and Mathematical Engineering, admitted Autumn 2016
BioI am a second year PhD student in the Institute for Computational and Mathematical Engineering (ICME). I am interested in computational fluid dynamics, higher order methods for numerical PDEs, and high performance computing. I earned my bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering at the University of Notre Dame. I am originally from Cincinnati, Ohio. In my free time I enjoy juggling, hiking, and college football.
Leticia Britos Cavagnaro
Adjunct Professor, Hasso Plattner Institute of Design
BioLeticia Britos Cavagnaro, Ph.D., is co-Director of the University Innovation Fellows, a program of the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design (d.school), which empowers students to be co-designers of their education, in collaboration with faculty and leaders at their schools. Leticia was Deputy Director of the National Center for Engineering Pathways to Innovation (Epicenter), an NSF-funded initiative that operated from 2011 to 2016 to foster innovation and entrepreneurship in engineering education nationwide. She is an adjunct professor at the d.school, where she teaches Stanford students of all disciplines how to build their creative confidence to become engines of innovation in teams and organizations. Leticia has a Ph.D. in Developmental Biology from Stanford's School of Medicine, and is a former member of the Research in Education & Design Lab (REDlab) at Stanford’s School of Education. Having witnessed the journey of students who are transformed by their experience at the d.school, bringing design thinking to more people beyond Stanford has become a priority for Leticia, and she has worked with hundreds of educators and students of all ages, as well as corporate and non-profit leaders in the US and abroad. In the Summer of 2013, Leticia engaged thousands of people from over 130 countries in learning design thinking and applying the methodology to innovate in their contexts, via an experiential MOOC (http://novoed.com/designthinking).
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Ryan E. Brock
Lecturer, Materials Science and Engineering
BioRyan received his B.S./M.S. degrees in Materials Science and Engineering from Northwestern University (2011) and his Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from Stanford University (2016). His doctoral work focused on thermomechanical degradation mechanisms in various thin film technologies, primarily with the purpose of improving reliability of multijunction photovoltaic devices. Ryan is interested in the materials challenges associated with matching the world's growing need for renewable energy, and in helping to combat the effects of anthropogenic climate change through technological advancement.
Ryan has extensive experience in teaching, mentorship, and community building, both at Northwestern and Stanford. As a Lecturer in the Materials Science and Engineering department, he currently teaches "Mechanical Behavior Laboratory", "Nanostructure and Characterization", and "Nanomaterials Laboratory", in addition to past and present assistance in the instruction of "Electronic and Photonic Materials and Devices Laboratory" and "Mechanical Properties of Materials".
In his free time, Ryan enjoys watching (the general ineptitude of) Chicago sports, baseball, games (both board- and video-), and watching Netflix with his wife Emily and their cat, Liz Lemon.