Balraj S. Mani
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“I am B. S. Mani, University Lecturer at the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), Newark NJ. In January 2012, I proposed building ‘design well™.’ I teach Fundamentals of Engineering Design, FED101 and Introduction to Computer Aided Design, ME430 among other courses. In the past, I led a design engineering team involved in developing high power electronic warfare equipment as Deputy Manager, Product Design at Bharat Electronics Limited, India. As Research Engineer at McDonald Observatory, I designed the mirror support structure for the Texas 300 inch telescope. I pioneered the implementation of automated x-ray imaging and inspection process for surface mount technology at IBM, Austin Texas and later as Lead Engineer at Motorola. I ran a design consulting business, Solid Idea, inc. in Hinsdale, IL near Chicago, before joining NJIT in fall 2009. AT NJIT I have successfully developed novel methods such as Reverse Engineering in training the freshmen students in learning to use complex solid modeling CAD software such as Creo Parametric (earlier known a Pro/E, Wildfire). It is my sincere belief that ‘inspiring students to work with passion’ early in their education at the University is bound to cultivate successful innovators and inventors. I am very proud of my students from idea! group who are developing the content for the database 'design well™' and the Computer Science students who are helping to develop the portal: 'design well™'” ~ B. S. Mani