Bernard Roth, PhD '62

Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Rodney H. Adams Professor, School of Engineering
Stanford University, Stanford, CA

Dr. Bernard Roth holds two degrees from Columbia University (MS’58, PhD’62), while studying under the mentorship of Ferdinand Freudenstein. Currently he is the Rodney H. Adams Professor of Engineering at Stanford University. He has published widely in the areas of design, kinematics, robotics, creativity and education, His awards include: seven Best Paper Awards (ASME), the Melville Medal, the Mechatronics (MESA) Achievement Award, the outstanding Design Educator Award (ASME), J. F. Engleberger Award (IFR), the Pioneer in Robotics Award (IEEE), the Robotics and Automation Award (IEEE) and honorary PhDs from the University of Paris and the University of Casino. He has been an industrial and government consultant and a director of several corporations. He has served as president of the International Federation for the Promotion of Mechanism and Machine Science (IFToMM) and as chair of ASME’s Design Engineering Division. He is the organizer of workshops on creativity and personal effectiveness, and is one of the founders of Stanford’s “d-school,” where he now serves as Academic Director.

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