Biography of Professor Mohan Rajesh Elara

  Dr. Mohan is currently an Assistant Professor with the Engineering Product Development Pillar at Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD). He obtained B.E degree from Bharathiar University, India in 2003. He received M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore in 2005 and 2012, respectively. His research interests are in robotics with emphasis on self-reconfigurable platforms as well as research problems related to robot ergonomics and autonomous systems. He has published more than 150 papers in leading journals, books, and conferences. He is the recipient of the SG Mark (Singapore Good Design Mark) Award in 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019, ASEE Best of Design in Engineering Award in 2012, Tan Kah Kee Young Inventors’ Award in 2010 and A’ Design Award in 2018 and 2019. He is a co-founder of LionsBot International Pte Ltd. and Oceania Robotics Pte Ltd., which are global robotics companies that develop and deploy a wide range of autonomous robots for cleaning and ship maintenance. He is also a visiting faculty member of International Design Institute at Zhejiang University, China.  Dr. Mohan has served in various positions of organizing and technical committees of several international competitions and conferences.