Girish Krishnan

Girish Krishnan

Assistant Professor

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For more information

Faculty research video: Girish Krishnan

Education

  • Bachelors of Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, R. V. College of Engineering,Bangalore, India, June 2004
  • Masters of Science (Engineering), Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India, December 2006
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, United States of America, April 2011

Other Professional Activities

  • Co-Organizer: ASME Students Mechanism Design Contest, Graduate Division, Washington DC, 2011 and Chicago, 2012.
  • Lead Organizer: ASME Students Mechanism and Robotics Design Contest, held in Portland, Oregon, 2013.
  • Lead Organizer: ASME Students Mechanism and Robotics Design Contest, held in Buffalo, NY, 2014
  • Lead Organizer: ASME Students Mechanism and Robotics Design Contest, held in Boston, MA, 2015

Professional Highlights

  • 2016 Engineering Council Award for Excellence in Advising.
  • List of Teachers ranked Excellent by their students in Fall 2015
  • NSF CAREER Award 2015

Resident Instruction

  • GE 411 Introduction to Reliability Engineering, Fall 2014, Spring '16, '17
  • GE 310 General Engineering Design, Spring '14, '15
  • GE 598 Compliant Mechanism Design, Fall '13, '15
  • GE 100 Introduction of Industrial and Enterprise Systems Engineering, Fall '15, '16

Student Organizations

  • Faculty Advisor for Illinois Society of General Engineers

Design Teams

  • Advised a senior design project team, Fall 2014, Spring 2016, Spring 2017

Research Interests

  • MEMS Sensors
  • Adaptive Structures
  • Active Wearable Prosthetic and Orthotic Devices
  • Flexible Pneumatic and Hydraulic Actuators
  • Soft Robots
  • Design of Compliant Systems

Chapters in Books

  • C. Kim and G. Krishnin, "Synthesis Through use of Building Blocks", Handbook of Compliant Mechanisms, Wiley, March 2013.

Selected Articles in Journals

Articles in Conference Proceedings

Patents

Magazine Articles

Honors

  • Ministry of Human Resource Development Scholarship (2004-2006)
  • 99.72 percentile (ranked 55 throughout India) in the Graduate Aptitude Engineering Test (2004)
  • 2nd Price, Student Mechanisms Design Contest. (2006)
  • Best Technical (2008-2009)
  • Best Paper Award in "Compliant Mechanisms Theory" (2010)

Teaching Honors

  • Engineering Council Outstanding Advisor Award (2016)
  • List of Teachers ranked Excellent by their students in Fall 2015 (2015)
  • Senior Design team awarded Gold by the Lincoln Arc Welding Association (2015)

Research Honors

  • NSF Early Career Development Program Award (CAREER) (2015)

Courses Taught

  • GE 100 - Introduction to ISE
  • GE 310 - General Engineering Design
  • GE 411 - Reliability Engineering
  • GE 598 - Class:Lumped/Distributed Compl
  • GE 598 - Special Topics
  • SE 100 - Introduction to ISE

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