Research Associate Professor
Research Interests and History
Dr. Purwar received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Stony Brook University. His research interests include CAD/CAM, Mechanisms and Robotics, and application of Computational Geometry, Virtual Reality (VR), Computer Graphics and Visualization in Design Engineering.
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'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.