Ramana Pidaparti


Research Interests: Multidisciplinary design innovation, Computational biomechanics, Design informatics, STEM education

Ramana Pidaparti joined as a full professor in the College of Engineering at the University of Georgia in 2014.  Previously, he has been on the faculty at Virginia Commonwealth University as well as the Purdue University School of Engineering & Technology at Indianapolis. Pidaparti’s research and academic interests are in the broad areas of multidisciplinary design innovation, computational biomechanics, design informatics, and STEM education. His engineering education research explores what aspects/pedagogy/resources will help students to scaffold the preliminary design process in the design curriculum. In addition, his research also explores bio-inspired self-assembly theory to educate engineers with manufacturing thinking for design innovation.

His teaching strategies include project-based learning, collaborative and experiential learning.

Pidaparti received his Ph.D. degree in Aeronautics & Astronautics from Purdue University, West Lafayette. He is a member of professional societies including Fellow of American Association for the Advancement of Science; Fellow of Royal Aeronautical Society; Fellow of American Society of Mechanical Engineers; Associate Fellow of American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics; and member of American Society of Engineering Education.


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