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Meet the Author. P N Rao received his BE degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Government. Engineering College, Anantapur (Sri Venkateswara ...

Meet the Author P N Rao received his BE degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Government Engineering College, Anantapur (Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati) in 1970, ME degree from Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, in 1973 and PhD in 1981 from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, India. Presently, he is working as Professor in the University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, USA, in the Department of Industrial Technology since Fall of 2001. Earlier he worked in the Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi, from 1975 till 1997, the final position being as Professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department between 1990 and 1997. He has also taught at the MARA University of Technology, Shah Alam, Malaysia, between 1995 and 2001. Prior to joining IIT Delhi, he worked in the Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, for a period of two years. He has conducted post-doctoral research in UMIST, Manchester, UK (1980 –‘81) and Loughborough University of Technology, UK (1989). His active areas of research are Manufacturing Engineering, Design Engineering, CNC, CAPP, CAD/ CAM, CIM, Tool design and Maintenance. He is the author and co-author of more than 170 papers published and presented in national and international journals and conferences respectively. He also has wide interaction with the industry through the process of consultancy work and conducting continuing education programmes on various aspects related to modern manufacturing. He has received a number of grants from various bodies to support his research activities. He has authored six books, all published by Tata McGraw-Hill, New Delhi. · · · · ·

Numerical Control and Computer Aided Manufacturing, 1985 (Kundra and Tewari as co-authors) Manufacturing Technology, Volume 1: Foundry, Forming and Welding, 1987, 2nd Ed 1998, 3rd Ed 2009 Computer Aided Manufacturing, 1993 (Kundra and Tewari as co-authors) AutoCAD 14 for Engineering Drawing Made Easy, 1999 CAD/CAM Principles and Applications, 2002, 2nd Ed 2004

He has also worked as a co-editor of Emerging Trends in Manufacturing (Proceedings of the 12th All India Machine Tool Design and Research Conference, 1986) published by Tata McGraw-Hill, New Delhi. Dr P N Rao’s biographical information has appeared in Marquis Who’s Who in The World, Marquis Who’s Who in Finance and Industry, Marquis Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, Marquis Who’s Who in America, Marquis Who’s Who in American Education, published by Reed Elsevier Inc., New Providence, USA, and the Dictionary of International Biography and Who’s Who in Asia and the Pacific Nations, published by The International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, UK.

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