Rob Englert

School of Design

Instructor, Industrial and Interaction Design

Rob Englert

The Nancy Cantor Warehouse
350 West Fayette Street
Syracuse, NY 13202


Rob Englert is the founder and principal designer of ram industrial design, inc (ram), a consultancy specializing in consumer products, user interactions and experiences.

Rob founded ram in 2005 as a vehicle to create products that make a difference in people's lives. Over his career, he has created custom solutions and products for a wide range of clients including: Alcoa, Bose, Carrier, Chobani, Energizer, Honeywell, KitchenAid, Kodak, Maxi-Cosi, MINI, NASA, Procter & Gamble, RIDGID, Safety 1st, Swiss Army and Welch Allyn. Ram is located in CASE, The Center for Advanced Systems and Engineering.

Rob is named on over 50 patents, and has taught in the industrial and interaction design department at Syracuse University for over ten years. He holds a B.F.A. in industrial design from the Columbus College of Art & Design and an M.F.A. in industrial design from the Rochester Institute of Technology where his thesis work focused on localized manufacturing and the future of products. Rob has guest lectured on design and technology at several colleges and universities including Hobart and William Smith's Colleges, Penn State, Rochester Institute of Technology, Syracuse University, Yale, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) and the University of Oregon. Rob is also the co-founder of (sphere) optics, a company specializing in precision optics for augmented and virtual reality AR/VR applications. (sphere) has invented the world's first and only 360° full-spherical image capture solution. In addition, Rob is also the co-founder of Orange Vessel, a company that manufactures products that support the craft beer industry.


  • M.F.A., Rochester Institute of Technology
  • B.F.A., Columbus College of Art and Design