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Karthik Ramani is a Professor in the School of Mechanical Engineering at Purdue University. He earned his B.Tech from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, in 1985, an MS from Ohio State University, in 1987, and a Ph.D. from Stanford University in 1991, all in Mechanical Engineering. He has worked as a summer intern in Delco Products, Advanced Composites, and as a summer faculty intern in Dow Plastics, Advanced Materials. He was awarded the Dupont Young Faculty Award, the National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Initiation Award, the NSF CAREER Award, the Ralph Teetor Educational Award from the Society of Automotive Engineers, Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award from the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, and the Ruth and Joel Spira Award for Outstanding contributions to the Mechanical Engineering Curriculum. In 2002, he was recognized by Purdue University through a University Faculty Scholars Award and won the NSF partnership for innovation award. In 2005 he won the Discovery in Mechanical Engineering Award for his work in shape search. In 2006 he won the innovation of the year award (finalist) from the State of Indiana. He developed many successful new courses - Computer-Aided Design and Prototyping, Product and Process Design and co-developed an Intellectual Property course. In 2007 he won the only Research Excellence Award throughout the College of Engineering at Purdue University. He also serves as the chief scientist at Imaginestics, a knowledge-based software company that has launched the worlds first on-line search engine for the global supply chain. He serves in the editorial board of Elsevier Journal of Computer-Aided Design.. In 2008 he was a visiting Professor at Stanford University (computer sciences) as well as a research fellow at PARC (formerly Xerox PARC). He is also serving on the Engineering Advisory sub-committee for the National Science Foundation ( Industrial Innovation and Partnerships)for 2007-10. His has been supported by National Science Foundation, Los-Alamos National Labs, Zimmer, Bell Helicopter, Sika Corp., Wabash National, Kemlite, Dow Plastics, Alcoa, Proctor and Gamble, St. Vincent’s Hospital, U.S. Army, Defense Logistics Agency, National Center for Manufacturing Sciences, Imaginestics, PLM center, General Electric, and National Institute of Health.