Collective for Reimagining

 Engineering Innovation (CREI) 

About CREI - An engineering initiative

CREI is an informal organization devoted to promoting the rebirth of engineering in India and the world, involving business and industry, public policy, technology, academia and civil society. At this time, membership involves providing basic personal information and constructive participation toward achieving the organisation's goals

The initial activity of the organization is a periodic (monthly or fortnightly) internet-based seminar in which members and invited guests participate to actively share their ideas, attempts, and results of rejuvenating engineering Globally.

Over time, we expect to add other activities and create groups of people interested in working on various ways of helping the organization achieve its objective of facilitating the development of engineering innovation and leadership in the world.


#19: Knowledge Creation as Lived Experience

Visiting professor at NID Ahmedabad, NIT Calicut, Woxsen Design School- Hyderabad, Anant University Ahmedabad, IICD- Jaipur, VID Lonavala

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#16: Nature to venture, a path of innovation

Assistant professor at IIITDM Kancheepuram. Ph.D. in Physics (Nanophotonics) from IIT Madras, Post-doctoral research from NTU Singapore. Published 18 research papers, 7 patents, and 3 book chapters. 

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#15: The Pragmatic Roots of Engineering Knowledge - A Culturalist Approach

Full professor at the International University of Rabat, Morocco, and IEDC - Bled School of Management, Slovenia. Adjunct member of faculty at FAU Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany. 

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#14: Design Controls in Medical Device Development

Prof. G S Bhuvaneshwar
Independent Advisor and Technical Consultant, Was Director of Innovation at Trivitron Healthcare. Retired as Head of the Biomedical Technology Wing of SCTIMST

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#13: Ecosystem for Innovative Manufacturing

Professor Emeritus,
V Balaraman Institute Chair
Secretary, Advanced Manufacturing Technology Development Centre 


Learning Factory - Reforming Engineering Education

Prof. Sunil K Kale
Dean of Engineering, Ahmedabad University

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#11: Designing Design Education: Insight from Personal Experience

Engineering Design Prof at Tel Aviv Univ; Editor-in-Chief, Research in Engineering Design; authored/coedited books; published 250+ papers

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#10: TEJAS Fighter Jet Development - Pleasure & Pain of engineering complex system

Padma Shri Awarded,  Distinguished Scientist, Led Tejas Development, Chairman of the board of governors of IIT BHU 

#9: Bauhaus meets Microelectronics

Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Jörg Schulze
Electron Devices Chair at Dept. of EEC Eng. focuses on applied research in tech, manufacturing of electron devices. Collaborates with Fraunhofer Institute.
Date: June 14, 2023

#8: Reimagining the Design of Mobility Products for the Future

Dr. Shankar Venugopal

VP at Mahindra & Mahindra, leads tech innovation & intellectual property portfolio
Date: May 31, 2023

Mr. Kartic Vaidyanathan 

Founder of LetUsPlaytoLearn, B.Tech from IIT-M, exec MBA, IIM B, 18 years of Industry Experience
Date: May 17, 2023

#6: Train 18/Vande Bharat

Mr. Sudanshu Mani

38 years in Indian Railways,
Mastermind behind 'Vande Bharat Express'
Date: May 3, 2023

#5: Purposeful Engineering - the Journey from Idea to Prototype to Product

Prof. Sujatha Srinivasan Professor, IIT Madras
Date: April 19, 2023

#4: Let us DO engineering rather than READ Engineering 

K V Gangadharan

Professor, Centre for System Design, NITK Surathkal
Date: April 5, 2023

#3: How to Educate the Entrepreneurial Engineer? Nouns , Verbs, and Adjectives

Prof. Frido Smulders
Faculty of TPM, TU Delft, Netherlands
Date: 15 March 2023

#2: Reimagining Engineering as a verb, not just a noun

Prof. PVM Rao
Dept. of Design, IIT Delhi

Date: 1 March 2023

#1: Design-Centric Engineering in IIITDM - Challenges & Learnings

Prof. Sudhir Varadarajan
Professor, IIITDM Kancheepuram

Completed on 22 February 2023


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Eswaran (Sub) Subrahmanian

 Research Professor, College of Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University

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Justin Jesudas

Head, Operations, R2D2 IIT Madras

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K V Gangadharan

Professor, Centre for System Design , NITK Surathkal 

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M Lakshminarayan

Board Positions - WABCO, TVS

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Professor, IIT Delhi 

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Shyam Sunder 

Professor (Emeritus), Yale University 

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Sudhir Varadarajan

Professor, IIITDM Kancheepuram

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Sujatha Srinivasan

Professor, IIT Madras

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Sunil K Kale

Professor, Ahmedabad University

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Umang Surana

Co-founder, Capabl

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