Meet the Advisor

Stephen Laguette


Stephen Laguette, Lecturer

MS, UC Los Angeles

Department of Mechanical Engineering
Engr II, Room 2307
University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-5070
Tel: 805-893-2652

Steve Laguette received his MS in Mechanical Engineering from UCLA in 1977. His career has included executive R&D management positions with a number of medical device companies. He has been responsible for the creation of complex medical devices with over fourteen US patents issued in a variety of surgical fields including General Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Urology, Neurosurgery, ENT, Voice Restoration, and Ophthalmology. As the Director of Device Research for Advanced Medical Optics (AMO), a major ophthalmic medical device company, he directed all research activities, the identification of new technologies, and the review of new business opportunities for the corporation. His responsibilities included transitioning projects into development and potential commercialization. He identified and successfully created research programs with leading academic institutions and formed strategic alliances with other high technology companies. He is currently a Lecturer at the University of California, Santa Barbara in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and the Technology Management Program in the College of Engineering. He remains active in the field of medical devices as a consultant for new ventures and investment firms. 

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