Extensive research, teaching, consulting, and industrial experience in the management, planning, and practice of all phases of technology and product development: from customer needs, through concept and prototyping, to manufacture and marketing.
Business development, strategic planning, and financial analysis for information technology and enterprise software.
Comprehensive experience in the development of a diverse range and scale of technologies and products: thermal ink-jet printing, robotics, industrial automation, biomedical systems, telecommunication satellites, semiconductor processing, virtual prototyping, business enterprise software, and information technology.
Undergraduate Director, ISTM Program
Created and taught new courses in the Management of Technology: ISM 101, Management of Technology Seminar; ISM 205, Management of Technology I (Management, Development, and Commercialization of Technology); ISM 225, Management of Technology II (Analysis and Design of the Enterprise Value and Supply Chain), ISM 193 (Independent Field Study).
Director of the ISM Undergraduate Program; responsibilities include student advising, curriculum planning, and program promotional activities.
Developed curriculum and growth plans for the ISTM program, including an internship program and the proposal for the graduate program.
Visiting Assistant Professor
Developed new innovative teaching programs in design, product development, and robotics.
Developed new project-based graduate and undergraduate courses in product design and development that emphasized a planned and integrated approach incorporating modern techniques such as quality function deployment (QFD), design for manufacturability (DFM), and design of experiments (DOE). Received a Cornell Engineering "Excellence in Teaching Award" in connection with teaching these courses.
Collaborated with the Xerox Design Research Institute to develop a new tool for qualitatively assessing and improving the effectiveness of the product development process. This method was used to document and analyze product development practice at Carrier, HP, and Xerox.
Managed product development of several innovative mobile robots for indoor environments, which successfully accomplished challenging tasks such as stair climbing and cleaning.
Provided expert technical guidance to major equipment manufacturer, which enabled rapid development of next-generation technology for automated electronic-circuit assembly.
Courses Taught at Cornell University :
( MAE stands for Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering; E stands for Engineering )
E114, MAE 225, and MAE 625 were newly created courses in the design and development of engineering systems and products. MAE 325, MAE 425, MAE 389/489, and MAE 679 were substantially restructured to emphasize the integration of analysis, synthesis, prototyping, and experimentation in the development of robust technical systems and products. The courses E114, MAE 225, MAE325, MAE 425, MAE 625 taken together formed a sequence of new or completely redesigned courses of increasing complexity in the analysis, design, and development of technology and products for every year of a 5-year undergraduate and master's degree program.
Research and teaching in robotics, control, computer-aided design and manufacturing, and product development.
Affiliated with the Robotics Institute, including the Robotics Ph.D. program, and the NSF Engineering Design Research Center (EDRC).
Developed experimentally validated analytic tools for the integrated design and control of manipulators and mobile robots. Some of these tools were successfully used in the design of the NASA-JPL "MARS AMBLER" mobile robot.
Received national Eastman Kodak and ASME Design Automation Committee Award in 1989 for "Best Technical Paper" for developing and successfully implementing a new computer-based Design for Producibility (DFP) method that integrated design and manufacturing.
Managed product development of self-adjusting utility tool currently marketed by Sears as "ROBO-GRIP". In 1993 ROBO-GRIP was selected as one of "100 Best Products of the Year" and, in 1996 was, according to Sears, "the best-selling tool in the world".
Supervised 5 doctoral students and co-authored over 25 publications and reports in the areas of product development, CAD, manufacturing, and robotics.
Courses taught at Carnegie Mellon:
The graduate controls courses 24-771 and 24-772, offered across the SoE to Mechanical, Electrical, and Chemical engineers, were redesigned to be a sequence of project-based courses on the analysis and design of linear and nonlinear multivariable systems.
Proposed and successfully conducted research in the development of new analytical methods for the design and control of high performance robotic manipulators.
PrincipalConsultant in strategy and business building for information technology and new product development.
Management ConsultantPlanned business, strategy, and operations for leading global software companies.
Developed end-to-end multibillion-dollar business growth strategy for a software giant, which included market size assessment, target market identification, competitive analysis, product road-map development, financial assessment, and go-to-market planning. Strategy is currently being implemented after receiving strong senior-level support.
Designed, evaluated, and assessed costs of software architecture now being used for deploying enterprise applications in a software giant's new business venture.
Developed innovative enterprise software business models for a national forum of senior executives from the top 20 global software companies. The pricing and revenue recognition approaches that form the core of the model are currently being widely adopted.
Designed operational processes that have accelerated the development and improved the quality of mission-critical B2B e-trading standards for an industry consortium of the top 100 High-Tech companies.
Developed business, functional, and software infrastructure to create a multimillion-dollar e-commerce marketplace for a leading multinational construction company.
SC Solutions is a small company specializing in product development for High-Tech.
Managed High-Tech software product development, and created new business ventures.
Managed development of integrated modeling and control software for rapid, cost-effective equipment design for Chemical Mechanical Planarization of semiconductor wafers. Secured multimillion-dollar NSF-SBIR funding to develop this new business.
Managed DARPA funded development of rapid virtual prototyping software for Giant-Magneto-Resistive (GMR) thin-film fabrication, which resulted in very reliable process control and highly reduced time-to market.
Led the development of successful modeling and control software for a leading aerospace company, which enables completely autonomous operation of geostationary satellites. These satellites can now operate with significantly higher precision and reliability.
Designed process for integrated software and hardware development that significantly reduced development time and cost for a leading medical company's new cancer treatment technology.
Responsible, as part of the engineering team, for the development of Thermal Ink-Jet printing technology and products. Designed successful ink-jet prototypes, and conducted a comprehensive experimental program to establish critical design parameters. Developed detailed thermal and fluid dynamical models to simulate, understand, and quantify thermal ink-jet behavior.
Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering (Design Division), Stanford University , CA
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Pittsburgh , PA
B.Tech., Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras