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


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IPS2 Design Process: A Comparative Study between Literature and Industrial Approaches

Book Chapter
Annamalai Vasantha, G. V., Hussain, R., Roy, R., & Erkoyuncu, J. A. (2013)
IPS2 Design Process: A Comparative Study between Literature and Industrial Approaches. In Y. Shimomura, & K. Kimita (Eds.), The Philosopher's Stone for Sustainability (411-416). Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-32847-3_69
Although the merits of Industrial product-service systems (IPS2) have been widely reported in the literature, the methodologies currently used to design IPS2 are not yet matur...

Computing the incomputable with human processing units

Conference Proceeding
Corney, J., Vasantha, G. A., Lynn, A., Jagadeesan, A., Acur, N., Smith, M., & Agarwal, A. (2013)
Computing the incomputable with human processing units. In Intelligent interactive technologies and multimedia. , (14-24). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-37463-0_2
Initially commercial crowdsourcing services (such as Amazon’s Mechanical Turk) were focused largely on providing micro-labor services for tasks such as image labeling and text...

Influences of design tools on the original and redesign processes

Journal Article
Annamalai Vasantha, G. V., Chakrabarti, A., Rout, B. K., & Corney, J. (2014)
Influences of design tools on the original and redesign processes. International Journal of Design Creativity and Innovation, 2(1), 20-50. https://doi.org/10.1080/21650349.2013.839076
Concept generation plays a vital role in establishing a broader foundation in the design process to create novel products. In the globalized, collaborative, designing scenario...

A manufacturing framework for capability-based product-service systems design

Journal Article
Gokula Vijaykumar, A. V., Komoto, H., Hussain, R., Roy, R., Tomiyama, T., Evans, S., …Williams, S. (2013)
A manufacturing framework for capability-based product-service systems design. Journal of Remanufacturing, 3(1), 1-32. https://doi.org/10.1186/2210-4690-3-8
Manufacturers aim to design product-service systems (PSS) which integrate services with products to attain sustained competitive advantage from a life cycle perspective. PSS d...

Requirements for Computer-Aided Product-Service Systems Modeling and Simulation

Conference Proceeding
Vasantha, G., Hussain, R., Roy, R., & Corney, J. (2013)
Requirements for Computer-Aided Product-Service Systems Modeling and Simulation. In ICoRD'13: Global Product Development. , (773-784). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-81-322-1050-4_61
The design of product-service systems (PSS) is a co-production process which involves the manufacturer, customer and suppliers as well as any other stakeholders. This multi-or...

Influences of Design Tools on Concepts Generation

Conference Proceeding
Vasantha, G. A., Chakrabarti, A., & Corney, J. (2012)
Influences of Design Tools on Concepts Generation. In DS 73-1: Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Design Creativity, Volume 1. , (127-136
Concept generation plays a vital role in establishing a broader foundation in the design process to create novel products. In globalized, collaborative, designing scenario, un...

Servitization in laser job shops : interviews with laser job shops and machine providers

Journal Article
Vasantha, G., Hussain, R., Roy, R., Williams, S., & Lockett, H. (2012)
Servitization in laser job shops : interviews with laser job shops and machine providers. The Laser User Magazine, 65,
Manufacturers often outsource laser cutting to laser job shops which will cut components to fairly tight deadlines and budgets. However, the concept of laser cutting as a way ...

Product-Service Systems Design Using Stakeholders’ Information

Conference Proceeding
Annamalai Vasantha, G. V., Hussain, R., Cakkol, M., & Roy, R. (2013)
Product-Service Systems Design Using Stakeholders’ Information. In A. Chakrabarti (Ed.), CIRP Design 2012, 353-366. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4471-4507-3_34
Product-Service System (PSS) provides added value to customers through integrated product and service offerings. Currently, the development of PSS solutions is ad hoc and the ...

A framework to inform PSS Conceptual Design by using system-in-use data

Journal Article
Hussain, R., Lockett, H., & Annamalai Vasantha, G. V. (2012)
A framework to inform PSS Conceptual Design by using system-in-use data. Computers in Industry, 63(4), 319-327. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compind.2012.02.013
Both the Product-Service System (PSS) literature and industry express a need to close the design loop by using product-in-use data to inform PSS Conceptual Design. Nevertheles...

A stakeholders’ integrated framework for designing product-service systems

Presentation / Conference
Vasantha, G. (2012, March)
A stakeholders’ integrated framework for designing product-service systems. Paper presented at 22nd CIRP International Design Conference