Eric Reynolds

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  • +1-650-600-1936
  • Office: 560-116
  • Mailing Address:
    Center for Design Research
    424 Panama Mall
    Building 560
    Stanford, CA 94305-2232


Eric is a MS/PhD student in Mechanical Engineering at Stanford interested in design, manufacturing, social entrepreneurship, justice, and higher education.

From 2010 to 2016, Eric worked at MIT D-Lab where he co-developed and taught two courses: Design for Scale and D-Lab Earth, and was a lab instructor for MIT 2.00/b Intro to Design. Additionally, Eric managed the D-Lab Scale-Ups hardware venture accelerator – supporting full-time social entrepreneurs primarily in Sub-Saharan Africa and India. He has worked extensively in less-industrialized economies, especially Zambia.  From 2009 to 2013, Eric was co-developed a water chlorination product and helped launch Zimba Water, a for-profit social enterprise based in Kolkata, India under the leadership of Suprio Das. Previously, he worked at New England Complex Systems Institute and Battelle Memorial Institute. A proud Buckeye, Eric is a graduate of Ohio State and a recipient of the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship (2016).

He loves bikes, trees, and making. 


  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University, 2016 - 
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University, 2016 -
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, The Ohio State University, 2009
    • Minors: Philosophy, Chemistry, International Studies


Conference Proceedings

  • Brubaker, Eric Reynolds, Carl Jensen, Sunday Silungwe, Sheri D. Sheppard, and Maria C. Yang. (2017). “Co-Design in Zambia -- An Examination of Design Outcomes.” In Proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Engineering Design. Vancouver, BC.
  • Rameseder, Gunther, Maximilian Reithmann, Eric Reynolds Brubaker, and Sheri D. Sheppard. (2017). “The Roots of Entrepreneurial Career Goals among Today’s Engineering Undergraduate Students.” In Proceedings of the 124th Annual American Society for Engineering Education Conference. Columbus, OH.
  • Brubaker, Eric Reynolds, Mark Schar, and Sheri D. Sheppard. (2017). “Impact-Driven Engineering Students: Contributing Behavioral Correlates.” In Proceedings of the 124th Annual American Society for Engineering Education Conference. Columbus, OH.


  • Das, Suprio, Laura Stupin, Jessica Huang,...Eric Reynolds. (2011). An Automated Device for Batch Mixing of One or More Liquids with Water/Fluid in Fixed Volumetric Ratios. Patent No. 692/KOL/2011. India.

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