Professor and former Head, Industrial Design Centre, IIT Bombay. Professor of Industrial Design at Oslo School of Architecture & Design, Oslo, having started the Masters program in Industrial Design. Visiting professor at Lulea University of Technology, Sweden, Guest Professor of Design Management at Middle East Technical University, Turkey, offering programs at Masters level in Design Management, Design Communication, Product Ergonomics,New Product Development and Design Methods. Research in the area of Design Policy, R&D Management, Interactivity, New Product development and Pedagogy. Lectured on the above subjects at various universities in India & abroad.
Published articles / papers in professional publications internationally. Presented papers in international
conferences in Switzerland, France, Hungary, Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, Israel, Turkey, Netherlands, Norway,
Management adviser and R&D consultant to more than 50 industrial organization including L&T Ltd., IBP Ltd., Godrej & Boyce Ltd., Ponds India Ltd., HMT Watch Directorate, Crompton Greaves Ltd., Godfrey Philips Ltd., DRDO Labs, Indian Railways etc.
Member of various Government of India committees for making recommendations on ‘Technology Transfer’, ‘Technology Upgradation’, formation of Design Council, Civil Services Selection Board etc. Member, Human Engineering Panel of DRDO, Ministry of Defence & on the advisory board of National Innovation Foundation.
Good design (Hanover IF) award for 110A L&T Contactor, and ‘Excellence in Design Consulting’ (Government of India)