Asee peer logo

Advanced Manufacturing Challenges, Opportunities & Federal Initiatives

Download Paper |

Conference

2013 Public Policy Colloquium

Location

Washington, D.C.

Publication Date

February 12, 2013

Start Date

February 12, 2013

End Date

February 13, 2013

Page Count

10

Permanent URL

https://peer.asee.org/25135

Download Count

20

Request a correction

Paper Authors

biography

Sridhar Kota

visit author page

Sridhar Kota is the Herrick Professor of Engineering at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. Kota authored over 200 technical papers on product design for manufacturability and bio-inspired engineering systems, over 25 patents and served as an engineering consultant to numerous organizations. He is the recipient of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Machine Design Award, Leonardo da Vinci Award, and the Outstanding Educator Award. He is the founding President and CEO of FlexSys Inc. specializing in bio-inspired design of aircraft wings, and other shape-adaptive control surfaces.

Between 2009-2012 Prof. Kota served as the Assistant Director for Advanced Manufacturing at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP). In this role, he developed policy recommendations and implementation strategies to enhance U.S. manufacturing competitiveness, to foster innovation-based manufacturing and to promote translational R&D of emerging technologies. He played an instrumental role in launching several initiatives including National Manufacturing Innovation Institutes, National Robotics Initiative, National Digital Engineering and Manufacturing Consortium (NDEMC) and Connecting American Manufacturing (CAM) to defense needs.

visit author page

Download Paper |

Kota, S. (2013, February), Advanced Manufacturing Challenges, Opportunities & Federal Initiatives Paper presented at 2013 Public Policy Colloquium, Washington, D.C.. https://peer.asee.org/25135

ASEE holds the copyright on this document. It may be read by the public free of charge. Authors may archive their work on personal websites or in institutional repositories with the following citation: © 2013 American Society for Engineering Education. Other scholars may excerpt or quote from these materials with the same citation. When excerpting or quoting from Conference Proceedings, authors should, in addition to noting the ASEE copyright, list all the original authors and their institutions and name the host city of the conference. - Last updated April 1, 2015