Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) in the Department of Engineering at Aarhus University

posted Aug 17, 2017, 6:58 AM by Devarajan Ramanujan


Devarajan Ramanujan is a new Assistant Professor in the Design Research group from 1 August 2017. Devarajan is currently a postdoctoral research associate at the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA. He is working with the Global Engineering and Research Laboratory on analysing the environmental and social sustainability of desalination and farm mechanisation systems in developing countries. Devarajan received his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University, USA, in December 2015. His PhD research focused on creating design methods and computer-support tools for integrating environmental sustainability into the product design process.

Devarajan has over 20 peer-reviewed publications in conferences and journals, including the Journal of Mechanical Design, Computer-aided Design, Association for Computing Machinery Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, and Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction. He also has two patent applications on sustainability-based visualisation techniques in collaboration with TATA Innovation Labs, USA.  His work has received the best award in the American Society of Mechanical Engineering (ASME) International Design Engineering Technical Conference. He has taught courses on computer-aided design, rapid prototyping and product design, and has received the Estus H. and Vashti L. Magoon Award for Teaching Excellence from Purdue University’s College of Engineering.  

Devarajan’s current research focuses on creation of design support tools that aid environmentally and socially sustainable product design by studying the intersections between social, computer information processing, and product development systems.

Magoon Award for Teaching Excellence

posted Nov 9, 2015, 2:20 PM by Devarajan Ramanujan   [ updated Nov 9, 2015, 2:21 PM ]


Bill Bernstein, Devarajan Ramanujan, Joran Booth, and Sujin Jang  have received this year’s  Estus H. and Vashti L. Magoon Award for Teaching Excellence (2015)This award, given by the the College of Engineering, recognizes outstanding teaching assistants and instructors.

From left to right in the picture, Bill Bernstein: ME553, Product and Process Design (Professional Education), Devarajan Ramanujan: ME444, Computer-aided Design and Prototyping, Sujin Jang: ME444, Computer-aided Design and Prototyping, Joran Booth: ME263, Introduction to Mechanical Engineering Design

Best Paper Award by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)

posted Nov 9, 2015, 2:19 PM by Devarajan Ramanujan

Devarajan Ramanujan, William Benjamin,  and William Z. Bernstein along with Professors’ Niklas Elmqvist and Karthik Ramani were awarded the 2013 Design for Manufacturing and the Life Cycle Conference Best Paper Award by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). Findings of the work done at Purdue University were detailed in a paper presented on August 5 during the ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conference (IDETC) in Portland, Oregon. Details of the paper titled shapeSift: Suggesting sustainable options in design reuse from part repositories can be found here. The Design for Manufacturing and the Life Cycle Conference (DFMLC) covers theoretical and practical aspects of DFX and product life-cycle management (PLM) encompassing areas such as sustainable design, supply chain, life cycle decision making and algorithms in design.

First place in Ecological Sciences and Engineering Symposium Poster Competition

posted Nov 9, 2015, 2:17 PM by Devarajan Ramanujan

Ph.D students Willam Bernstein, Devarajan Ramanujan, and Professor Karthik Ramani won 1st Place in the 2011 Ecological Sciences and Engineering Symposium (ESE) Graduate Student Poster Competition at Purdue University, November 9th. 

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