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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

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URC Director Announced

URC Director Announced

2017-04-24

On behalf of the College of Graduate Studies and Research, Dean Ries is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Kuldeep Agarwal as the Director of the URC beginning Fall 2017. Dr. Agarwal is an assistant professor in the Department of Automotive and Manufacturing Engineering Technology and has been at MSU since Fall 2012.

He completed his M.S. and Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH and his B.Tech (Honors) in Manufacturing Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur. Before he started his Ph.D., Dr. Agarwal was an entrepreneur for four years. He continues to work with local industry to provide them training on latest manufacturing processes and also helps them in process improvements, product design and development. Dr. Agarwal teaches in various areas in manufacturing engineering including processes, lean manufacturing, project management and senior design projects. He is the Co-Director of the Minnesota Center for Additive Manufacturing (MnCAM) where he conducts research on additive manufacturing (3D Printing).

Dr. Agarwal has been active in undergraduate research and his students have presented at the Posters on the Hill in Washington DC and the National Conference on Undergraduate Research for the past four years as well as International conferences. He has been a member of the faculty council at the Undergraduate Research Center at MSU for the last three years and is also a councillor at the Council of Undergraduate Research at the national level. As one can see, Dr. Agarwal has been a strong advocate and understands the importance of undergraduate research.

Congratulations to Dr. Kuldeep Agarwal on his appointment as the URC Director. Additionally, thank you to Dr. Karla Lassonde for her service and leadership as the URC director these past three years. 

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