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Sridhar Condoor, Ph.D.

Professor of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering; Department Chair


Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M University
M.S. Design Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, India
B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, India

Research Interests

  • Design theory and methodology
  • Technology entrepreneurship
  • Sustainability

Labs and Facilities

TinkerLab The Tinker Lab is a learning, hands-on environment that welcomes all students and faculty. Equipped with computers, laser etchers, and 3D printers, the Tinker Lab is a multifaceted environment to help encourage and develop the innovation mindset within each individual. Led by graduate students and the iScholars (innovation scholars), the Tinker Lab was created through the Kern Entrepreneurial Engineering Network (KEEN) grant Sridhar Condoor received. KEEN is a collaboration of 19 universities around the U.S. that strive to instill an entrepreneurial mindset in undergraduate engineering students. KEEN’s mission is to “graduate engineers who will contribute to business success, and in doing so, transform the American workforce.”

Publications and Media Placements

Printed Archival Peer-Reviewed Journals
J. Ma, P. Andrus, S. Condoor, and S. Lei. Numerical Investigation of Effects of Cutting Conditions and Cooling Schemes on Tool Performance in Up Milling of Ti-6AL-4V Alloy, International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology. doi: 10.1007/s00170-014-6637-2

Jayaram, S., McQuilling, M., & Condoor, S. (2012). "PRO/MECHANICA based structural and random vibration analysis of picosatellite structure." International Journal of Computer Aided Engineering and Technology, 4(1), 90-100. doi: 10.1504/IJCAET.2012.044585

Lewis, R. D., Ong, K. H., Emo, B., Kennedy, J., Brown, C. A., Condoor, S., & Thummalakunta, L. (2012). "Do New Wipe Materials Outperform Traditional Lead Dust Cleaning Methods?" Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene, 9(8), 524-533. doi: doi: 10.1080/15459624.2012.695975

Brinley, C. L., Behrents, R., Kim, K. B., Condoor, S., Kyung, H. M., & Buschang, P. H. (2009). "Pitch and longitudinal fluting effects on the primary stability of miniscrew implants." The Angle Orthodontist, 79(6), 1156-1161. doi: 10.2319/103108-554R.1

Condoor, S., & Kroll, E. (2008). "Parameter analysis for the application of the principle of direct and short transmission path: a valve-actuator design case study." Journal of Engineering Design, 19(4), 337-357. doi: 10.1080/09544820701452042

Lewis, R. D., Condoor, S., Batek, J., Ong, K. H., Backer, D., Sterling, D., ... & Ashley, P. (2006). "Removal of lead contaminated dusts from hard surfaces." Environmental science & technology, 40(2), 590-594. doi: 10.1021/es050803s

Peer-Reviewed Conference Papers
J. Ma, P. Andrus, N. Duong, S. Condoor, S. Lei. ASME IMECE 2014-38647. Numerical Analysis of Tool Performance in Up Milling of Ti-6AL-4V Alloy. ASME 2014 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition. November 14-20, 2014, Montreal, Canada.

J. Ma, P. Andrus, S. Condoor, S. Lei. Numerical Investigation of Tool Performance in Milling of Ti-6Al-4V alloy. ASME 2014 International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference, MSEC2014/NAMRC 41-4512, June 9-13, 2014, Detroit, Michigan, USA.

Ferguson, D.M., Condoor, S. " Taxonomy of Entrepreneurial Activity." 120th ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, June 23-26, 2013, Atlanta, GA.

Condoor, S., and McQuilling, M. Incorporating Entrepreneurial Mindset in the Freshman Engineering Students. AC-2009-1826, presented at the ASEE Annual Conference, June 14-17, 2009, Austin, Texas.

S. Condoor, S. Jayaram, L. Boyer, "Learning Statics: A Foundational Approach", 2008 ASEE Conference and Exposition, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.

Karunamoorth, S., Condoor, S. Rule Based Number Synthesis for Kinematic Linkage Mechanisms with Full Revolute Joints. 25th Biennial Mechanisms Conference of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 1998.

In Proceedings
Condoor, S.S., Keogh, G. "Work in progress: Weekly innovation challenge: Changing the mindset one step at a time every week," fie, pp.1-6, 2012 Frontiers in Education Conference Proceedings, 2012. doi: 10.1109/FIE.2012.6462262

Condoor, S.S., & Keogh, G. (2012) Work in Progress: Weekly Innovation Challenge. Institutions, 2(5), 6.

Kroll, E., & Condoor, S.S. (2009). Aspects of Nonlinearity in Conceptual Design. In Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED'09), Vol. 2 (pp. 25-34).

Condoor, S.S., & Doty, H. (2008). Teaching Consumer Product Design to Engineering Students. ASME.

Condoor, S.S. (2008). Reformulating the Statics Course: A Design-Based Approach. ASME.

Condoor, S.S., Banerjee, S., & Kroll, E. (2007). A Virtual Test Track for the Mastery of Solid Mechanics Principles. ASME.

Condoor, S.S., & Donna, L. (2007). Design Fixation: a Cognitive Model. In Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED07) (pp. 345-346).

Condoor, S. (2008). WIPO Patent No. WO/2008/109784. Geneva, Switzerland: World Intellectual Property Organization.

Leira, E. C., Condoor, S., Germani, M., & Peso, D. (2003). U.S. Patent Application 10/706,322.

Bledsoe, J. G., Moed, B. R., Condoor, S., Shields, K. A., Alford, T. P., & Miller IV, R. J. (2004). U.S. Patent Application 11/576,452.

Condoor, S.S., Modeling with Creo Parametric 2.0. SDC Publications, August 2013. ISBN: 978-1-58503-832-9

Condoor, S.S. Engineering Statics. 3rd ed. [S.l.]: Schroff Development, 2009. ISBN: 978-1585035304

Condoor, S.S. Modeling Using Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 3.0. [S.l.]: Schroff Development, 2006. ISBN: 978-1585033119

Condoor, S.S. Mechanical Design Modeling Using ProEngineer. 1st ed. Dubuque, IA: McGraw-Hill, 2001. ISBN: 978-0072443141

Kroll, E., Condoor, S.S., and Jansson, D.G.. Innovative Conceptual Design: Theory and Application of Parameter Analysis. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge UP, 2001. ISNB: 0521778484

Community Work and Service

Condoor is a KEEN fellow, a Coleman Fellow, and the editor of the Journal of Engineering Entrepreneurship.

He is the Principal Investigator for the KEEN Entrepreneurship Program Development Grants to foster the spirit of innovation in all engineering students.

VayuWind, a hubless wind turbine for urban environments, is one of his inventions. VayuWind deploys airfoils parallel to the rotational axis in such a way that, unlike other windmills, it rotates around a ring frame, leaving the central portion open for other uses. This enables VayuWind to extract wind power using existing structures such as commercial buildings and skywalks with minimal noise pollution.