Maria Yang is Professor of Mechanical Engineering. Her work focuses on the process of designing. She served as Director of Design at Reactivity, Inc. She is an ASME Fellow, and the recipient of an NSF CAREER Award and the ASEE Merryfield Award. She earned her SB from MIT, and an MS and PhD from Stanford, all in Mechanical Engineering. She is Faculty Academic Director of MIT D-Lab, overseeing the Education program, and is co-instructor for D-Lab: Design for Scale.