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Industry Liaison

J.J. Laukaitis

Program Director

ilo photoJ.J. Laukaitis joined the Industrial Liaison Program in 2012 and is a strong believer in the amplifying power that comes from building enduring relationships between industry leaders and MIT innovators.

J.J. has over 25 years of experience in engineering, product management and sales management across multiple industries including mechanical design, electronics, semiconductor equipment, medical equipment and renewable energy.

During his industry career J.J. has led new revenue growth and business development initiatives for some of the most established corporations as well as for several highly successful startup enterprises.

At MIT J.J. has demonstrated his skill in initiating and growing large, strategic collaborations between industry partners and MIT resulting in mutually beneficial research projects, bold new ideas and talent development programs. J.J. works closely with some of the Institute’s biggest initiatives such as the MIT Energy Initiative and the Abdul Latif Jameel World Water and Food Security Lab.

J.J. is a graduate of Leader 2 Leader (L2L), MIT’s nationally-recognized development program for MIT leaders.


Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA
B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering (1986)

MIT Sloan School of Management, Cambridge, MA
S.M. degree in Management (1995)


Phone: 617-253-8986
Fax: 617-253-0002
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Assistant:Dylan Mitchell
Phone: 617-253-8982
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