Employment

August 1995-to date:

Professor of Manufacturing Department of Mechanical Engineering University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, LA 70504 Working in the areas of Lean Manufacturing, Agile Manufacturing, Integrated Product and Process Development, and Concurrent Engineering.

July 1988-May 1995:

Professor Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 26506 Concurrent Engineering, Design for Manufacturability, Intelligent Processing of Materials, AI in Design and Manufacturing, Quality Function Deployment. Development of constitutive equations and processing map for super alloys, aluminides, and P/M forming. Simulation of the metal-forming process. Development of the sensory perception in skin sensing array for robot collision avoidance with objects in space. Development of a stability criterion ensuring stability of the vehicle in the event of failure of any one of the supporting legs. Terrain Adaptive Gaits for six-legged autonomous vehicles. Development of guidelines and rules for automated assembly. Design and development of magnetostrictive direct drive motors for robots. July 1987-June 1988:

Visiting Research Professor

Robotics Institute, 4630 Wean Hall Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 Worked proficiently in the area of Field Robotics such as with Robotic Excavator, NavLab, Autonomous Piping Mapping, Terregator Remote Core Sampler and Remote Work Vehicle. Also interacted in research related to Flexible Assembly, Direct Drive, Real Time Control, Robotic Welding, Intelligent Inspection, and Expert Systems.

August 1982-July 1987:

Associate Professor, College of Engineering Professor in Charge, Robotics and CAD/CAM Laboratory The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, North Carolina 28223 Assisted in the development of the space-friendly auto-change mechanism, improved split rail mechanism, parallel jaw grippers, and smart screws with zero axial length increase to the robot arm. Assisted in the development of a magneto-inductive sensor. Designed a low cost remote control for a robot. Developed and implemented programs for the use of a microcomputer in teaching robotics, mechanism design, design of machine elements and vibration. Designed "Robot Cell" for assembly operation, using PUMA robot.

June 1985 - November 1985:

Research and Development Contract Dept. 9Y8, Computer Integrated Manufacturing Systems (CIMS) Division, IBM Corporation, Boca Raton, Florida 33441 Developed tenets for designing components for ease of manufacturability and automation. Also developed concepts for the factory of the future.

1981-1982:

Assistant Professor, College of Engineering Professor in Charge, Manufacturing Processes Laboratory: University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53201 Researched in the areas of computer-integrated manufacturing and flexible manufacturing systems. Also designed and developed a new robotic arm. Implemented a new technique using successive screw displacement for determining displacements, Jacobian surfaces, working volumes, and voids and holes in working volumes of industrial robots. Elaborated an algorithm for finding workspace of any robot that contains any combination of revolute and prismatic joints. Developed a computer program for plotting the workspace.

1979-1981:

Assistant Professor College of Engineering Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia 23508 Proposed a new theory that in metalworking, strain rate has significant effects on normal and shear stress distributions. Modified and applied dynamic visioplasticity technique, which enables the complete stress history of any steady or nonsteady, quasi-static or impact, plane strain plastic deformation process to be determined from a record of the deformation pattern. It is a very useful tool for studying metalworking problems.

1978-1979:

Research Engineer IIT Research Institute, Chicago, Illinois 60616 Coordinated and remained actively involved in research projects in the field of manufacturing process, such as Squeeze Casting, Hot Pressing, Shear Forging, Powder Metallurgy, Continuous Casting and Machining.

1977-1978:

Research Scholar University of British Columbia, Vancouver, CANADA Did research in the field of manufacturing processes and design. Designed a new high velocity impacting press that will be useful for metalworking industries. Developed a new three-dimensional mode for metal flow during metal-forming processes.

1972-1977:

Director, Manufacturing Processes Laboratory Associate Professor Birla Institute of Technology, Ranchi, INDIA Guided 60 engineering projects. Supervised 56 employees and directed practical training of all students on machines and equipment used in different manufacturing processes. Involved in six research projects in the field of manufacturing at the National Institute of Foundry and Forge Technology, Ranchi. Developed new alloys using rare earth elements with several important base metals. Developed a new method of evaluating machinability of metals and alloys. Created a method for studying the bulging effects on polygonal disks under high compressive stress. Studied forgeability of several valuable aluminum alloys. Involved in design of forging dies and preforms.

1971 - 1972:

Assistant Professor Mechanical Engineering, Banaras Hindu University, INDIA Studied the effects of liquid environments on the fatigue strength of metals. Studied the effects of notches on the fatigue strengths of metals.