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Prof. Dr. Suman Devadula
Associate Professor and Head

 

Bio
Qualifications: Ph.D. (IISc, Bangalore), M.Des. (IISc, Bangalore), B.Tech. (JNTU, Hyderabad)

Dr. Suman Devadula is passionate about design and how design-led innovation can systemically support sustainability. He contributions to design and design research have been recognized several times at national and international platforms. He wishes to utilize his academic and industry experience in sustainability, design and management to add value to industry and institutions. His research interests span the areas of design, cognition and sustainability.

Prof. Mr. Santosh Pakhare
Assistant Professor

 

Bio
Qualifications: B.E. (Pune University), M.Des. (IISc, Bangalore)

I have 8 years of experience in Industry. I am interested in sketching, photography & outdoor activities. My research interests are product design, medical devices, and aspects of usability.

Dr. Sonal Keshwani
Assistant Professor

Bio
Qualifications: B.Tech. (G.B.P.U.A.&T. Pantnagar), PhD (IISc, Bangalore)

I have done B.Tech. in Production Engineering. Thereafter, I worked at Tata Motors Ltd. for three years as Assistant Manager in Vendor Quality Assurance. Later on, I moved from industry to academics and did Ph.D. in Engineering Design from CPDM, IISc. I was also a guest researcher at School of Knowledge Science, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology. My research areas include creativity, biologically inspired design, design methods and tools for creativity, concept extraction, knowledge-based systems to support designing. My hobbies include nature watch and reading.

Sai Prasad Ojha

Dr. Sai Prasad Ojha
Assistant Professor

 

Bio
Qualifications: Ph.D. (Thesis submitted, IIT Guwahati), M.Tech. (NERIST, Itanagar), B.E. (ITER, Bhubaneshwar)

Sai Prasad Ojha has extensively worked for his PhD in the area of ‘Tacit Knowledge Management’. His research interests span areas like 3D CAD modelling, 3D printing and Manufacturing engineering. Earlier to this, his industrial and academic experience spans, working as an Apprenticeship trainee in Hindustan Aeronautics Limited, Koraput Engine division, Odisha for a year, working as Research Assistant in Centre for Product Design and Manufacturing, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore from 2006 to 2010 and working as an Asst. Professor for User Experience Design with MIT group from 2018.

Dr-Samrat

Dr. Samrat Dev
Assistant Professor

 

Bio
Qualifications: PhD (University of Calcutta), M.sc ( University of Calcutta)

I have done MSc. in Physiology with Specialization in Ergonomics and PhD in Occupational Ergonomics health and safety from University of Calcutta. My extensive research work has been published in a number of International and National Journals of repute and impact. Such publications have encouraged me further to pursue my research endeavors. I have also worked as a Senior Research Fellow in an INDO-US collaborative project funded by Indian Council of Medical Research [ICMR] and attended several International Conferences. I am a recipient of DST Young Scientist Award.

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Ms.Prajakta Khanwalkar
Assistant Professor

 

Bio
Qualifications: B.Arch (PVP COA, Pune Univ.), M.Des (IDC, IIT Bombay)

Prajakta Khanwalkar is extremely passionate about design pedagogy and interface of academics with industry. She has industry experience of over a decade in varied fields from med-tech to craft, in India and Singapore. She has been actively involved in various design activities in Pune city in the past years. Her research interests span the areas of design pedagogy, crafts and technology.

Anuja

Ms. Anuja Ambekar
Assistant Professor

 

Bio

Ms. Anuja Ambekar is an Industrial Designer with a Bachelors degree in Ceramics from Sir J.J. School of Arts, Mumbai and a Masters in Industrial Design, (Ceramic and Glass) from National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad.

She practices ceramics under the name Studio Trifecta. She has been associated with various renowned Design schools for over 5 years. Prior to Academics she has worked with various MSME projects and also developed ceramic products for luxury brands. She has actively participated in product development with various materials along with artisans of the handicraft industry.

She is passionate about Ceramics, the versatile facets of handicraft industry in India and believes in hands-on practices in design.

Mr. Anant Govind Shete
Design Studio Manager

Bio
Qualifications: Diploma, (Mechanical)

I am a Diploma holder in Mechanical engg. I am a creative craftsman and skilled Model-maker. I have extensive work experience with MNC’s in their Industrial Design & Devlopment and Innovation departments.I had worked with many renowned product designers. I love to interact with the new generation for sharing my knowledge and experience acquired over the the years in the industries
I believe that I can contribute to the success of the students by giving them a practical overview of design and nurture their creativity.