Sundar Krishnamurty is a Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He received his Ph.D. degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1989, his M.S. degree in civil engineering from the University of Pennsylvania in 1984, and his B.S. degree in civil engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology-Kanpur in 1982. Professor Krishnamurty's research focuses on a wide range of fundamental and applied research topics such as design innovation, design optimization, semantic web ontologies in engineering design, assistive technology, and mechanism design. He is the Site Director of the NSF-sponsored Center for e-Design. He has published over 100 journal and conference papers. He has received funding from NSF, General Electric, PTC, Raytheon, Vistagy, Siemens, ANSYS, Hoppe Technologies, Overlook Industries, and UMass. Professor Krishnamurty's recent inventions, the portable seat belt and the deep pressure vest, have been featured in several media outlets, including CNN, Boston Globe, USA Today, and several regional and local newspapers and television stations. Professor Krishnamurty is a Fellow of ASME and an active member of several design research communities, including ASME's Design Automation, Design Theory and Methodology, Mechanisms, and Computers in Engineering. He is currently an Associate Editor for the ASME Journal of Mechanisms and Robotics.
Biography Updated on 26 June 2012