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Defense Innovation Scholar

Tom Liang

Tom is currently pursuing his Master's in Mechanical Engineering at Stanford University, focusing on design. He completed his undergraduate studies with the highest distinction in Mechanical Engineering and a minor in Management at Purdue University. Prior to Stanford, he was a defense design engineer working on defense automation and business development. Tom always enjoys a good adventure, be it venturing into the unknown or working on new challenges. He is interested in applying the design thinking framework to solve wicked problems in national security. He also hopes to foster greater international collaboration with partners and allies to deal with common national security issues.