Engineering Management Research Laboratory
Western Michigan University
Dr. Larry Mallak is an industrial engineer who has spent his career building and using innovative methods to improve organizational systems and design processes, and produce better patient outcomes. His work on Empathic Design is bringing new tools to balance the art and science of new product development, especially in the medical device industry. He’s a Professor of Industrial and Entrepreneurial Engineering & Engineering Management at Western Michigan University. Prior to his university appointment, he worked in Charlotte, North Carolina, for Premier Healthcare as a healthcare systems engineer and he has worked as a science reporter for National Public Radio. His work has been featured in numerous outlets, including TEDx, Engineering Management Journal, WORK, and NPR. He holds Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Industrial & Systems Engineering from Virginia Tech, with a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from the University of Illinois.
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