Gokula Vasantha
gokula vasantha

Dr Gokula Vasantha

Associate Professor

Biography

Dr Gokula Vasantha is an Associate Professor and sub-group leader in Engineering Design and CAD in the School of Engineering and the Built Environment. Dr Gokula Vasantha is a senior academic with 12 years of teaching and research experience, and worked at two major UK universities (Cranfield University and the University of Strathclyde) before joining the Edinburgh Napier University. He completed his PhD from the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, India (One of the best research institutes in India) in Engineering Design Informatics. He is a member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), a Member of the Design Society, and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Dr Vasantha focuses on teaching engineering design, computer-aided engineering, and mechanics modules to graduate and postgraduate students. He also has experience teaching engineering innovation and management, product costing and financial measurement, and engineering collaborative system development modules. He completed postgraduate certification in academic studies to develop and deliver teaching with an academic scholarship and professional practice.

Dr Vasantha's research interests include Predictive Engineering Design modelling, Analysis of Engineering Design Informatics, Designing Integrated Product-Service Systems, Developing Collaborative Product Development Environment, Modelling and Management of Engineering Design, and Crowdsourcing Design and Manufacturing Processes. He is interested in developing new methods and tools for helping designers and industries to design novel and sustainable products and services. He has published more than 50 peer-reviewed journals and conferences, and the research papers are well cited within the academic community.

Currently, in collaboration with the University of Edinburgh and the University of Strathclyde, he received a major EPSRC grant to develop advanced digital twin systems for responsive manufacturing. As a lead researcher, he has completed the following major 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 Quantifying patent commercialisation to support design, University of Strathclyde, 2015-2017.
o Enabling Design Re-use through Predictive CAD, University of Strathclyde, 2015-2020.

He is the recipient of the following awards:
• Awarded' Young Researcher Award' at the 4th International Conference on Product-Service Systems, Tokyo, Japan, 2012.
• Received Certificate of Merits for both of my presented papers titled "Designers' Perception on Information Processes" and "Requirements for Computer-Aided Conceptual Product-Service Systems Design" in the International Conference on Research into Design held at IIT Madras, Chennai, India, 2013.
• Received Certificate of Merit for the presented paper titled "A Stakeholders' Integrated Framework for Designing Product-Service Systems" in the 22nd CIRP Design Conference at Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India, 2011.
• Awarded National Doctoral Fellowship from All India Council for Technical Education, New Delhi, which awarded to the best 50 young researchers within India, 2004.

Esteem

Conference Organising Activity

  • Member of the Design conference Scientific Advisory Board
  • International Programme Committee in International Conference on Research into Design, IIT Bombay, India.
  • Member of the scientific committee for International Conference on Engineering Design, Gothenburg, Sweden

 

Fellowships and Awards

  • Certificate of Merits for research presented on Computer-Aided Conceptual Product-Service Systems Design and Designers' Perception on Information Processes
  • Young Researcher Award for the research contribution to Product-Service System Design
  • Certificate of Merit in the 22nd CIRP Design Conference
  • National Doctoral Fellowship from All India Council for Technical Education

 

Invited Speaker

  • Feature Based Product Design and Digital Manufacturing
  • Invited speaker on Design Research Methodology Workshop, IIT Bombay, India

 

Membership of Professional Body

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

 

Public/Community Engagement

  • Organized talk from Dr Hitoshi Komoto, Senior Research Scientist from National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan

 

Research Degree External Examining

  • External Examiner for Engineering Doctorate at the University of Strathclyde

 

Reviewing

  • Encyclopedia journal
  • Applied Sciences
  • Sustainability
  • Research in Engineering Design
  • Computer-Aided Design Journal
  • Advanced Engineering Informatics Journal
  • International Journal of Product Lifecycle Management
  • ASME Journal of Computing and Information Science in Engineering
  • PLOS ONE Journal
  • Journal of Design research
  • Journal of Artificial Intelligence for Engineering Design, Analysis and Manufacturing
  • Journal of Engineering Design
  • International Conference on Research into Design

 

Date


57 results

A framework for designing product-service systems

Conference Proceeding
Vasantha, G. V. A., Hussain, R., Roy, R., Tiwari, A., & Evans, S. (2011)
A framework for designing product-service systems. In DS 68-4: Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED 11), Impacting Society through Engineering Design, Vol. 4: Product and Systems Design. , (67-76
In this competitive globalizing scenario, manufacturers are adopting a strategy of bundling products and services into an integrated solution to create sustainable competitive...

Conceptual Product-Service System CAD-An Application

Conference Proceeding
Vasantha, G. A., & Roy, R. (2011)
Conceptual Product-Service System CAD-An Application. In Interdisciplinary Design: Proceedings of the 21st CIRP Design Conference. , (46-54
Product-Service System (PSS) provides an enhanced view about the functional aspects of value creation. Manufacturers are increasingly transforming their whole systems includin...

An ontology for product-service systems

Conference Proceeding
Annamalai, G., Hussain, R., Cakkol, M., Roy, R., Evans, S., & Tiwari, A. (2011)
An ontology for product-service systems. In Functional Thinking for Value Creation: Proceedings of the 3rd CIRP International Conference on Industrial Product Service Systems. , (231-236). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-19689-8
Industries are transforming their business strategy from a product-centric to a more service-centric nature by bundling products and services into integrated solutions to enha...

A review of product-service systems design methodologies

Journal Article
Vasantha, G. V. A., Roy, R., Lelah, A., & Brissaud, D. (2012)
A review of product-service systems design methodologies. Journal of Engineering Design, 23(9), 635-659. https://doi.org/10.1080/09544828.2011.639712
Product–service systems (PSS), motivated to fulfil customers’ needs, are seen as good strategies to face today's competitive business environment. The field of PSS research is...

Understanding Collaboration in Knowledge Processes in Indian Industry

Book Chapter
Annamalai Vasantha, G. V., & Chakrabarti, A. (2012)
Understanding Collaboration in Knowledge Processes in Indian Industry. In Sustaining Innovation (63-78). New York: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-2077-4_5
Collaborative design supports quality innovation in reduced cost and time to market; this is critical to sustain organizations within the current competitive product developme...

Industrial product-service systems think-tank: establishing long term research directions

Report
Shehab, E., Tiwari, A., Vasantha, G. A., Lightfoot, H., & Roy, R. (2011)
Industrial product-service systems think-tank: establishing long term research directions. Cranfield University
Cranfield University and Rolls-Royce plc designed and developed a one-day ‘Think- Tank’ international workshop to establish the future research direction for Industrial Produc...

Industry Practices and Challenges in Using Product in Use Data to Inform PSS Conceptual Design

Conference Proceeding
Hussain, R., Lockett, H., & Vasantha, G. A. (2011)
Industry Practices and Challenges in Using Product in Use Data to Inform PSS Conceptual Design. In Functional Thinking for Value Creation: Proceedings of the 3rd CIRP International Conference on Industrial Product Service Systems. , (242-247). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-19689-8_43
Both Product-Service System (PSS) literature and industry express a need to close the design loop by feeding product-in-use data to conceptual design. Nevertheless, how to act...

Problem definition in designing product service systems

Conference Proceeding
Annamalai Vasantha, G., Roy, R., & Cakkol, M. (2011)
Problem definition in designing product service systems. In Functional Thinking for Value Creation: Proceedings of the 3rd CIRP International Conference on Industrial Product Service Systems. , (105-110). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-19689-8_20
In these early stages of PSS research, it is necessary to define a holistic problem definition for designing productservice systems (PSS). In this paper, the current industria...

Challenges in product service systems design

Conference Proceeding
Vasantha, G. V. A., & Rajkumar, R. (2010)
Challenges in product service systems design. In Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Manufacturing Research ICMR 2010
No abstract available.

ISIR: Informed sensitised intelligent response-A PSS conceptual design framework using service characteristics

Conference Proceeding
Hussain, R. S., Lockett, H., Kingston, J., Alcock, J., & Vasantha, G. (2010)
ISIR: Informed sensitised intelligent response-A PSS conceptual design framework using service characteristics. In APMS 2010 International Conference: Competitive and Sustainable Manufacturing, Products and Services
This paper considers two dominant definitions of services in the service literature and then proposes a set of service characteristics which have been derived from Service Dom...