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
  • Advanced Engineering Informatics Journal
  • Research in Engineering Design
  • International Journal of Product Lifecycle Management
  • Computer-Aided Design Journal
  • 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 Probabilistic Design Reuse Index

Conference Proceeding
Vasantha, G., Sherlock, A., Corney, J., & Quigley, J. (2018)
A Probabilistic Design Reuse Index. In ASME 2018 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference
The benefits of being able to create a number of product variations from a limited range of components, or sub-assemblies, are widely recognized. Indeed it is clear that compa...

A New Approach for Patent Use in Student Design Engineering Projects

Conference Proceeding
Maclachlan, R., Wodehouse, A., & Vasantha, G. (2018)
A New Approach for Patent Use in Student Design Engineering Projects. In Design Education: Diversity or Conformity? Proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education (E&PDE18)
This paper presents a new philosophy for patent use in student design projects; patents are more valuable when viewed as creative and learning resources rather than as a list ...

Realising the affective potential of patents: a new model of database interpretation for user-centred design

Journal Article
Wodehouse, A., Vasantha, G., Corney, J., Jagadeesan, A., & MacLachlan, R. (2018)
Realising the affective potential of patents: a new model of database interpretation for user-centred design. Journal of Engineering Design, 29(8-9), 484-511. https://doi.org/10.1080/09544828.2018.1448056
This research sets out a new interpretation of the patent database using affective design parameters. While this resource contains a vast quantity of technical information, it...

The generation of problem-focussed patent clusters: a comparative analysis of crowd intelligence with algorithmic and expert approaches

Journal Article
Wodehouse, A., Vasantha, G., Corney, J., Maclachlan, R., & Jagadeesan, A. (2017)
The generation of problem-focussed patent clusters: a comparative analysis of crowd intelligence with algorithmic and expert approaches. Design Science: An International Journal, 3, https://doi.org/10.1017/dsj.2017.19
This paper presents a new crowdsourcing approach to the construction of patent clusters, and systematically benchmarks it against previous expert and algorithmic approaches. P...

Interactional Differences and Effects Between Collocated and Distributed Design

Conference Proceeding
Vasantha, G. A., Ramesh, H. P., Sugavanam, C. M., Chakrabarti, A., Corney, J., & Wodehouse, A. (2017)
Interactional Differences and Effects Between Collocated and Distributed Design. In International Conference on Research into Design. , (933-944). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-3518-0_80
Interactions (i.e. modes of operations through which product development knowledge is generated and externalized in the design process) play a vital role in knowledge processe...

The analysis and presentation of patents to support engineering design

Conference Proceeding
Vasantha, G., Corney, J., Maclachlan, R., & Wodehouse, A. (2017)
The analysis and presentation of patents to support engineering design. In Design Computing and Cognition '16. , (209-226). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-44989-0_12
This paper explores the role of patents in engineering design, and how the extraction and presentation of patent data could be improved for designers. We propose the use of cr...

Industrial challenges in patent management for design innovation

Conference Proceeding
Vasantha, G., Wodehouse, A., Corney, J., MacLachlan, R., & Jagadeesan, A. (2016)
Industrial challenges in patent management for design innovation. In Proceedings of the 23rd Innovation and Product Development Management Conference
Innovation is critical to sustain in prevailing competitive business environments. Industries need effective innovation strategies in-practice to develop and deliver novel pro...

Industrial challenges in patent management and crowdsourcing patent landscapes for engineering design innovation

Presentation / Conference
Vasantha, G., Wodehouse, A., Corney, J., Maclachlan, R., & Jagadeesan, A. (2016, June)
Industrial challenges in patent management and crowdsourcing patent landscapes for engineering design innovation. Paper presented at 23rd Innovation and Product Development Management Conference, Glasgow
Innovation is critical to sustain in prevailing competitive business environments. Industries need effective innovation strategies in-practice to develop and deliver novel pro...

A Knowledge Flow Model to Capture Unstructured Product Development Processes: A Knowledge Flow Model

Journal Article
Vasantha, G. V. A., Chakrabarti, A., & Corney, J. (2016)
A Knowledge Flow Model to Capture Unstructured Product Development Processes: A Knowledge Flow Model. Knowledge and Process Management, 23(2), 91-109. https://doi.org/10.1002/kpm.1501
Product knowledge emerges from day‐to‐day, ubiquitous interactions executed by engineers. Types of interaction and their associated influence on knowledge activities are often...

Influences of integrating touch screen smart board and CAD in collaborative design

Conference Proceeding
Vasantha, G. V. A., Ramesh, H. P., Sugavanam, C. M., Chakrabarti, A., & Corney, J. (2015)
Influences of integrating touch screen smart board and CAD in collaborative design. In DS 79: Proceedings of The Third International Conference on Design Creativity, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. , (217-224
Although a digital design tool like CAD has a strong influence on creative design, it is merely used in the detail design stage to present the visualized final product in 3D s...