Lineup of Courses for 2013-2014
E /ME 103 Management of Technology will be taught in the Fall. The course is for students interested in learning how rapidly evolving technologies are harnessed to produce great products and successful businesses. This can actually be useful as the technologies in question might be ones where the student has a choice to pursue. Wouldn’t it be great to have some insight on whether the technology may actually come to fruition (or not!)?
In the winter and spring quarters we will be teaching the newly reconstituted two-quarter E/ME 105, Engineering Design of Products for the Developing World. We will be taking a trip to Northern India during the winter break to research project ideas. Students who will be on the trip have already been chosen. There are a number of projects from last year's course which are being pursued by students at Caltech and ST GITS University in Kerala.
Entrepreneurship E102 will also be taught in the Spring quarter. In this course we look at a Caltech Technology, and write a business plan to understand its commercialization prospects. Students also bring their own business ideas to the class.
Two publications about E/ME 105 have appeared. In the latest (Spring) Issue of EandS, see "Bridging the Gap" by Katie Neith the Caltech Magazine." Also read Chuck Stern's article "From Pasadena to Kerala: Inside Caltech's Product Design For The Developing World Course" in The Dish Daily.
Visiting Professor of Mechanical Engineering, 1998-present,
J. Stanley Johnson Visiting Professor of Mechanical Engineering, 1999-2003
Caltech Associates talk on "Product Design for the Developing World" class. More on Making Wheelchairs for the Developing World.
A recent interview on the Frank Peter's show
Teaching Areas of Interest
My classes are taught at the junction of science, engineering and business
by applying my background in mechanical and electrical engineering technology
management and in physics. I am particularly interested in the start-up
and continuous growth of technology-based companies, and the modification of
normative product development processes to address developing world challenges.
Engineers for a Sustainable World
Business Background (partial)
Allied Signal (now Honeywell) Senior Vice President of Engineering and Technology
GE Corporate R&D Manager of The Electronics Laboratories
Bell Laboratories Member of the Technical Staff
Boards of Director Positions
||Neustar (1999-2011) IPO
New York Stock Exchange in 2005
Ness Technologies (2003-2008) NASDAQ
Level One (1999-2000) NASDAQ sold to Intel in 2000
H2Scan (2004-2011 )
many advisory roles)
Albany Medical School and Medical
Los Angeles County Regional Food Bank (2004- ). Central food
South Coast Botanical Garden (2005- ) Los Angeles County Botanical
Garden in Palos Verdes
Intelligent Mobility (2007- ) non profit wheelchair provider
spun out of E/ME 105
(Also many advisory committees)
Tech Coast Angels (Southern California early
stage investing network)
Executive committee LA Chapter (1999- )
B.S., Queens College, City University of New York;
Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania (Critical Velocity of Superfluid
Liquid Helium Films)
The Associated Students of Caltech (ASCIT) Award
for Excellence in Teaching (2004-2005)