Ron Lasser

Company: Tufts University

Title: Professor of the Practice

Profession: Educator

Mentor History: Studio 26

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Industry experience

  • Design
  • imaging / medical imaging / mobile apps

Specialization / Skills Inventory

  • Product Design
  • Product Development
  • Strategy
  • getting products/services out the door


Dr. Ron Lasser brings over twenty-five years of industrial experience and practical engineering knowledge to the classroom, student projects, research, and corporate ecosystems. His approach is to inspire and apply critical thinking to real-life problems, then look toward innovation and technology to provide a solution. Ron has worked with U.S. and international companies on product realization, innovation and technology, product definition, product portfolio management, and trouble-shooting. Ron has improved time-to-profit for small entrepreneurial companies to billion dollar international corporations to achieve bottom line results. Ron started his career in telecommunications, computers, and networks for AT&T Bell Laboratories. He worked at DuPont in their Electronic Prepress business developing scanners, document processing, and color imaging products. Ron was the director of engineering at General Scanning responsible for medical imaging and printing technologies and helped take the company public. Ron is a Professor of the Practice at Tufts University in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department. He has taught courses in Engineering Entrepreneurship, Senior Design Project, Linear Systems, Robotics, Medical Mobile Devices and Apps, and Electrical Systems. Ron is a technology and management advisor for international companies in the area of strategic technology and product portfolio. He was a member of the advisory board for Hematotypes, Inc., a medical device start-up. Ron has a Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University and holds Master of Science and Bachelor of Science degrees in mechanical engineering, also from Carnegie-Mellon University. He has completed the executive education Strategic Marketing Management program at the Harvard Business School.