Greg Blonder

Professor of the Practice (ME)

Professor of the Practice (ME)

  • Education Ph.D. Harvard University
  • Areas of Interest Product Design and Manufacturing


Professor Greg Blonder is a scientist, inventor and entrepreneur with a lifelong interest in product design and manufacturing.

He began his professional career as a bench scientist at AT&T Bell Laboratories, and over a 20-year period rose to the position of Chief Technical Advisor for the corporation. As a Research VP, his laboratory developed new manufacturing technologies and spearheaded failure analysis for the entire company. After leaving AT&T, Greg worked as a venture capitalist and was CEO of a number of portfolio companies, most notably early LED lighting and electronic game advertising startups.

He holds more than 100 patents in a wide range of fields, including green energy, medical devices and consumer products and services. These include plastic films that instinctively ventilate hot wall cavities fiber optic blood pressure sensors, pioneering patents on two-factor authentication and headphones that convert into personal speakers. He has taught at Parsons School of Design and lectured widely on product development and entrepreneurial topics. Greg attended MIT as an undergraduate and earned his PhD in physics from Harvard University.

When not teaching or working with young companies, Greg is an avid cook and barbecuer, and enjoys busting food-related myths.

*Please note: Professor Blonder is currently not taking masters at this time*


Affiliation: Primary & Affiliated Faculty (ME)