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

Post date: Aug 17, 2017 1:58:04 PM


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.