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Amaresh Chakrabarti
Professor

Centre for Product Design and Manufacturing
Indian Institute of Science
Bangalore -560012

Email: ac123(at)cpdm.iisc.ernet.in
Phone : 91 (0)80 2293 2922

Education

Ph.D in Engineering (1992), University of Cambridge, England
M.E. in Mechanical Engineering(1987), Indian Institute of Science, India
B.E in Mechanical Engineering (1985), University of Calcutta, India

Areas of Interest

Functional synthesis, Design Creativity, Design Methodology, Collaborative Design, Eco-design, Engineering Design, Design Synthesis, Requirments Management, Knowledge Management, Computer Aided Design, Design for Variety

Selected Publications

Professional Experience

1995 - 2001:
Senior Research Associate
The Engineering Design Centre, Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge, England

1991 - 1994:
Research Associate
The Engineering Design Centre, Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge, England

1987 - 1987:
Design Engineer
Hindustan Motors, Calcutta, India

Collaborative Projects

Collaborative project with RACE, University of Tokyo, and, Panasonic Group (Matshushita Inc.). The aim was to apply the functional synthesis and side effect detection principles (see Publications) for supporting the generation of solution concepts and their selection, in particular to micro-machines.

Collaborative project with Panasonic Group (Matshushita Inc.). The aim was evolve eco-design criteria for selection solution concepts for portable products.

Collaborative project with University of Girona, Spain. The aim was to compare the Functional Synthesis Methodology with the Function Structure Generation Methodology developed at University of Girona using VDI and other German systematic design methodologies. Application area was mechanical transmissions.

Collaborative project with British Aerospace Plc. The aim of the project was to demonstrate the usefulness of the synthesis methods developed for enhancing quality of design products and processes. Application area was In-flight re-fuelling probe designs.

Collaborative project with ABB EMBH, Germany on developing methods for Design for Variety.

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