Tony Hu

Director of MIT's Integrated Design & Management Master's Program


Tony Hu is the Director of MIT’s Integrated Design & Management Master’s Program which helps develop students across design, engineering, and business domains into innovative leaders.

As an entrepreneurial leader with 25 years of experience as head of product design and development at small companies and large corporations, he has brought more than 200 consumer products to market globally, including electronics, appliances, toys, and sporting goods. As an inventor, he’s licensed 22 products and been awarded 18 patents.

As a teacher, he is a rarity: an engineer with a deep background in design and business who loves sharing his holistic approach to product design with students. He has taught product design at MIT and Stanford for 13 years prior to joining the IDM program. He earned his BS in electrical engineering at MIT, conducting research at the Media Lab, and his MS in product design from Stanford.


Making Sustainable Design

Boston Design Week, Forum
Apr 26, 2023