Research Associate Professor
Research Interests and History
Dr. Purwar received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Stony Brook University. His research interests are in machine design area with a focus on kinematic design of robots and mechanisms, CAD/CAM, and application of Computational Geometry, Virtual Reality (VR), Computer Graphics and Visualization in Design Engineering.
Dr. Purwar's work has been published in international journals and conferences and he is the recipient of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching by Stony Brook University. His work on the interactive dimensional synthesis of planar 6R mechanisms won him a best paper award at the 2009 ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences (IDETC). He is an elected member of the ASME Mechanisms and Robotics committee and has served as a symposium chair for many ASME IDETC conferences and is the Program Chair for the 2014 ASME Mechanisms and Robotics conference in IDETC.
Dr. Purwar is also the department's representative to the state-funded Strategic Partnership for Industrial Resurgence (SPIR) program. As the SPIR representative, he identifies and coordinates projects between the department andLong Islandbased industries. SPIR projects include joint proposals for federal funding, manufacturing and quality assurance improvements, research and development, and testing and evaluation.
Dr. Purwar recently won a SUNY Research Foundation Technology Accelerator Fund (TAF) award, which enabled him to develop a multifunctional Sit-to-Stand-Walker assistive device for people afflicted with neuromuscular degenrative diseases or disability. The technology and the patent behind the device has been licensed to Biodex Medical Systems for bringing the device to institutional market. See Governor Cuomo's announcement at http://www.governor.ny.gov/press/10012013-biodex-medical-systems.