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John Ochs

John Ochs

Lehigh University

Professor John B Ochs is the founder and director of Lehigh University’s Masters of Engineering in Technical Entrepreneurship (www.lehigh.edu/innovate/ ). He joined the Lehigh faculty in 1979 as an assistant professor of Mechanical Engineering, was promoted to associate professor in 1983, and to full professor in 1990. He founded and directed the Computer-Aided Design Labs in the Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics Department from 1980 to 2001. From 1996 to the present, he has directed the University’s Integrated Product Development (IPD) capstone program (www.lehigh.edu/ipd). The IPD and TE program bring together students from all three undergraduate colleges to work in multidisciplinary teams on industry-sponsored product development projects and student-led startups. In 2006 Professor Ochs received the Olympus Innovation Award for his work in technical entrepreneurship through the IPD program. Professor Ochs is a member of the American Society of Engineering Educators and past chairman of its Entrepreneurship Division.