Prof. B.K. Chakravarthy
Associate Proffesor
Industrial Design Centre,
IIT Bombay, Powai
( since Dec 2001)

Educational Background

Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical), Osmania University, Hyderabad, May 1986.
M.Des,Industrial Design Centre, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, May1988

Industrial Experience

Executive Industrial Designer, Larsen and Toubro Limited, Bombay ( 6 years, July 1988 to 1994)

Teaching Experience
Associate Professor Industrial Design Programme IDDC, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi , ( 7 years 1994 to November 2001)

National Seminars /Conferences
1. Invited for paper presentation at the Design Experience seminar conducted by IDC , IIT Bombay, at Nehru Center Mumbai 1993
2. Invited to make a Paper presentation on Design Success Story at the 'Design dimensions' seminar organized by the Society of Industrial Designers of India, Mumbai, 1993
3. Invited for paper presentation at the National conference on Product design organized by CEDT, IISc, Bangalore, 1994 'Titled - Innovative Methods in Product Development.'
4. Paper presentation "Human Centered Concurrent Engineering "at the national conference on concurrent engineering organised by R&D Engineers DRDO Poona at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, 1996
5. Paper presentation on " Concurrent Engineering in Indian Industry ' at the National Conference on Concurrent Engineering organized by The Navy at Sena Bhavan, New Delhi, 1997
6.Presented a paper " From Idea to Market digitally - Desgn of a Washing Machine for Electrolux" at the International conference on Management of Product Design and Development organized by Confederation of Indian Industry ,12-13 April 2000 New Delhi .
7.Invited Paper presentation "New Product Design management with CPC (Collaborative product Commerce) at the First Global Conference on Fexible management systems GLOGIFT 2000 Dec 17-20 ,2001. New Delhi

International Conference/Workshops
1. Presented a paper on "Semantic change in Gasoline Dispenser" at the International Conference Ulm and after hosted by IDC IIT Bombay. March 1993
2. Presented a paper "User Interface the missing link " at the international workshop on missing link at the Burg Weildenstiene Castel Germany conducted by the state academy of art architecture and Design Stuttgart Germany July 1999
3. Presented a paper titled "Design Methodology "at the TNO Product centre Eindhoven Netherlands, Aug 1999
4. Made a presentation "User Centered Industrial Design" at University of Karlsruhe Germany, July 1999.
5.Conducted a pre conference workshop on Integrated product development at the First Global Conference on Flexible management systems GLOGIFT 2000 on 17-12-2000.

International Research Visits
1.Under took a one-month research visit to Dept of Mech Engineering Univ of Karlsruhe Germany under the DAAD Faculty exchange programme. Research Theme "New Product Design Management Tools and Methodologies". July 1999
2.Visit to Design Expo 2000 Hanover Fair Germany to study future projections in Design July 2000

Professional Experience
Projects completed at Larsen & Toubro Limited
1. Industrial design of Gasoline Dispenser (Z-line Petrol Pump) - Organization, Design & Styling
2. Product development of the Gasolene Dispenser using contemporary Materials and manufacturing methods
3. Exhibition Design of Switchgear products at Hanover fair, West Germany
4. Designs and Development of Programmable Logic Controller (PLC)
5. Graphics for sales appeal and family resemblance for molded case circuit breakers
6. Industrial Design of new range of Contactors
7. Corporate Identity for Larsen and Toubro Limited
8. Corporate identity and family resemblance for Switch gear products

Professional Experience
Consultancy Projects done at IIT Delhi

1. Design of Thermoformed packaging for Children's painting Kit
2. Design of Two seat Moped for Hero Motors
3. Design of milk carrier for Hero Puch Moped considering safety and fold ability
4. Design of motorized paper cutting machine
5. Signage System Design for Gasoline Outlets
6. Exhibition Design for IIT at Pragati Maidan
7. Design of Rail Coach Interiors for Rail Coach Factory Kapurthala
8. Design of safe ride on toys for O.K.Play Industries
9. Design of 3 gear Avanti moped to create contemporary looks
10. Design of 4 Stroke Step Through Bike for Hero Motors
11. Design of a soft look Washing Machine for Electrolux
12.Design of a Modular Gasoline Dispenser

Sponsored Research Projects
1 Industrial Designer the key player in Concurrent Engineering Implementation. IIT Delhi
2 Application developments for Thermoformed polycarbonate, GE Plastics
3 Designing Products in New Materials, Ministry of Human Resource and Development

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