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

  • Applied Sciences
  • Sustainability
  • Encyclopedia journal
  • International Journal of Product Lifecycle Management
  • Computer-Aided Design Journal
  • Advanced Engineering Informatics Journal
  • Research in Engineering Design
  • 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

Assessment of design tools for knowledge capture and re-use

Conference Proceeding
Vijaykumar, A. G., & Chakrabarti, A. (2010)
Assessment of design tools for knowledge capture and re-use. In P. Heisig, P. J. Clarkson, & S. Vajna (Eds.), Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Modelling and Management of Engineering Processes 2010. , (139-150
No abstract available.

Understanding knowledge needs and processes in design

Thesis
Vijaykumar, G. A. V. Understanding knowledge needs and processes in design. (Thesis)
Retrieved from http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/Output/1393678

Understanding the knowledge needs of designers during design process in industry

Journal Article
Vijaykumar, G., & Chakrabarti, A. (2008)
Understanding the knowledge needs of designers during design process in industry. Journal of Computing and Information Science in Engineering, 8(1), https://doi.org/10.1115/1.2840776
Product success is substantially influenced by satisfaction of knowledge needs of designers, and many tools and methods have been proposed to support these needs. However, ado...

Taxonomy for Understanding Knowledge Captured in Documents By Designers

Conference Proceeding
Vijaykumar, G. A., & Chakrabarti, A. (2007)
Taxonomy for Understanding Knowledge Captured in Documents By Designers. In DS 42: Proceedings of ICED 2007, the 16th International Conference on Engineering Design
In this competitive scenario of product development, product success is substantially influenced by satisfaction of the knowledge needs of designers. In literature many tools ...

Understanding Patterns of Interaction Between Designers During Design Process

Conference Proceeding
Vasantha, G., & Chakrabarti, A. (2007)
Understanding Patterns of Interaction Between Designers During Design Process. In DS 42: Proceedings of ICED 2007, the 16th International Conference on Engineering Design. , (503-504
Collaborative design is particularly important, in this globalize world, in aiding organizations in satisfying customer requirements through high innovation, reduced cost, hig...

The impact of cultural aspects on the design process

Conference Proceeding
Felgen, L., Grieb, J., Lindemann, U., Pulm, U., Chakrabati, A., & Vijaykumar, G. (2004)
The impact of cultural aspects on the design process. In D. Marjanović (Ed.), DS 32: Proceedings of DESIGN 2004, the 8th International Design Conference. , (1475-1480
Due to increasing globalisation, the development of products is no longer restricted to one place, it is more and more characterised by distributed design teams, who work in d...

Designers’ perception on information processes

Presentation / Conference
Vasantha, G. A., & Chakrabarti, A. Designers’ perception on information processes. Presented at The 4th International Conference on Research Into Design, Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai, India

)
Vasantha, G. A., & Chakrabarti, A. Designers’ perception on information processes. Presented at The 4th International Conference on Research Into Design, Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai, India
This paper discusses designers’ perception on information processes.