Gokula Vasantha

gokula vasantha

Dr Gokula Vasantha

Lecturer in Engineering Design


Dr Gokula Vasantha is a lecturer in Engineering Design in the School of Engineering and the Built Environment at Edinburgh Napier University. Prior to joining the Napier University, he was working as a Research Associate/Fellow at the University of Strathclyde (2012-2018), Glasgow and Cranfield University, Bedford (2009-2011). He completed his PhD from Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, India (One of the best research institutes in India) in Engineering Design Informatics. During these research positions, he involved as a lead researcher to complete the following EPSRC funded projects:

o Capability-based Product-Service Systems Design, Cranfield University, 2009-2011.
o Distributing Industrial Optimization Tasks to Rural Workers, University of Strathclyde, 2012-2015.
o Enabling Design Re-use through Predictive CAD, University of Strathclyde, 2015-2017.
o Quantifying patent commercialisation to support engineering design, University of Strathclyde, 2015-2017.


Membership of Professional Body

  • Member of The Institution of Engineering and Technology (MIET)
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Member of the Design Society