Prof. Dr. Suman Devadula
Associate Professor and Head
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
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.
Prof Girish Wagh
Qualifications: B.Arch (Shivaji University Kolhapur), PGDPD (NID Ahmedabad)
I am a Product Designer and an Architect. Over the last decade working as a Design professional, I have won several awards and recognition for a number of products across various domains for Design excellence in India and across the globe. I have also spearheaded design projects through full life cycles, encompassing ideation, prototype development, client review, and final production and led the professional design teams in doing so. I am immensely interested in Technology and Innovation and their impact on human life.
Dr. Sonal Keshwani
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.
Mr. Anant Govind Shete
Design Studio Manager
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.