Dr. Kuldeep Agarwal, Professor

PhD, PMP® | Faculty

Address: Office | 129 Trafton Science Center E
Phone: 507-389-6157
Email: kuldeep.agarwal@mnsu.edu

Full CV                     

Director, 3D Printing Lab


  • PhD in Industrial and Systems Engineering, The Ohio State University, OH, 2011
  • MS in Applied Statistics, The Ohio State University, OH, 2010
  • MS in Industrial Engineering, The Ohio State University, OH, 2003
  • BTech (H) in Manufacturing Science and Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India, 2001

Recent Publications

  • Vangapally, S., Agarwal, K., Sheldon, A., Cai, S., "Effect of Lattice Design and Process Parameters on Dimensional and Mechanical Properties of Binder Jet Additively Manufactured Stainless Steel 316 for Bone Scaffolds", Procedia Manufacturing, Vol. 10, 2017, Pg. 750-759
  • Agarwal, K., Houser, M., Vangapally, S., Vulli, A., "Process – Property relationships in Additive Manufacturing of Nylon-Fiberglass composites using Taguchi Design of Experiments", Proceedings of Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium, August 7-9, 2017, Austin, TX
  • Agarwal, K., Vangapally, S., Sheldon, A., "Binder Jet Additive Manufacturing of Stainless Steel – Tricalcium Phosphate biocomposite for bone scaffold applications", Proceedings of Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium, August 7-9, 2017, Austin, TX
  • Lassonde, K., Agarwal, K., "Uncovering Innovative Partnerships for Undergraduate Research", National Conference on Undergraduate Research, Memphis, TN, April 6-8, 2017
  • Houser, M., Agarwal, K., "Design and Manufacturing of Polymer Matrix Composites with Additive Manufacturing", SME RAPID Conference, Orlando, FL, May 17-19, 2016
  • Ingenthron, C., Agarwal, K., Ludwig, H., Joel, T., Sealy, W., "Wear Studies in Binder Jet Additive Manufactured Stainless Steel – Bronze Composite", Proceedings of Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium, August 10-12, 2015, Austin, TX
  • Doyle, M., Agarwal, K., Sealy, W., Schull, K., "Effect of Layer Thickness and Orientation on Mechanical Behavior of Binder Jet Stainless Steel 420 + Bronze Parts", Proceedings of NAMRI/SME, Vol. 42, June 8-12, 2015, Charlotte, NC
  • Agarwal, K., Shivpuri, R., Poulain, N., "Design of No-Twist Mill Parameters for Minimized geometric variation in the hot bar rolling of steels", Iron and Steel Technology, Aug. 2015, Page 143-150 (Featured Article)
  • Agarwal, K., Shivpuri, R., "On line prediction of surface defects in hot bar rolling based on Bayesian hierarchical modeling", Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing (2013), DOI: 10.1007/s10845-013-0834-y
  • Agarwal, K., Shivpuri, R., Bonthapally, V., "Process-Structure-Microstructure Relationship in Hot Strip Rolling of Steels Using Statistical Data Mining", 11th International Conference on Technology of Plasticity, ICTP 2014, 19-24 October, Nagoya, Japan, Published in Procedia Engineering, Vol. 81, Pg. 90-95, 2014


  • Project Management Professional (PMP®) by Project Managment Institute


  • Director, Undergraduate Research Center - Minnesota State University Mankato, Mankato, MN, 2017-2020
  • Director of Technology - Ganpati Moulders, Delhi, India, 2003-2007


  • College of Science, Engineering and Technology, MSU Mankato, Excellence in Academic Advising Award, 2017-18

  • Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer, 2015

  • College of Science, Engineering and Technology, MSU Mankato, Excellence in Teaching Award, 2014-15


  • MET 277 - Manufacturing Processes II

  • MET 275 - Manufacturing Processes I

  • MET 428 - Lean Manufacturing

  • MET 425 - Project Valuation and Management

  • MET 625 - Advanced Project Management

  • AET 378 - Composites Manufacturing

  • MET 465 - Manufacturing Laboratory Experience

  • MET 488W - Senior Design Project 1

  • MET 489W - Senior Design Project 2


  • Binder Jet Additive Manufacturing
  • Composites Manufacturing
  • Lean Manufacturing
  • Supply Chain Management


  • Truck Body & Equipment Intnl., Lake Crystal, MN, Manufacturer of truck bodies                                 
  • Cubic3D, Mankato, MN, an upstart 3D printing company
  • Jones Metal Inc., Mankato, MN, Custom Sheet metal product manufacturer
  • Design Ready Controls, Minneapolis, MN, Manufacturer of Control Boards
  • Dotson Iron Castings, Mankato, MN, Custom Iron Casting Facility
  • Alumacraft Inc., St. Peter, MN, Aluminum Boat manufacturing


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