Lily Laiho
Lily Laiho – Department Chair, Professor

Office: 13-260
Phone Number: 805-756-6400


Lily Laiho received her Ph.D. from M.I.T. in Mechanical Engineering in 2004. She also holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University. Prior to joining Cal Poly, Dr. Laiho was an Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Before beginning her Ph.D., Dr. Laiho worked at ALZA Corporation where she developed components for drug manufacturing equipment prototypes. She also worked at Carco Electronics as a project manager and engineer designing flight motion simulators.

Research Interests

Advanced Imaging
Biomedical Engineering Design
Medical Device Design and Manufacture
Non-invasive Biopsy