Dr. Kuldeep Agarwal, Professor, Graduate Coordinator

PhD, PMP®, Six Sigma Black Belt | Faculty

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

Full CV                     

Director, 3D Printing Lab

Degrees

  • 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

  • Agarwal, K., Kuchipudi, S., Girard, B., Houser, M., “Mechanical properties of Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) Composites: A comparative study of conventional and additive manufacturing methods”, Journal of Composite Materials, Vol. 52(23), Pg. 3173-3181
  • Agarwal, K., Bohlke, T., “Video Work Instructions (VWI) and their role in improving employee training and productivity in manufacturing enterprises”, IISE Annual Conference, Seattle, WA, May 20-23, 2022
  • Agarwal, K., Ruprecht, J., “Study of printing parameters in binder jet additive manufacturing of cobalt chrome – tricalcium phosphate biocomposite”, Proceedings of Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium, August 2-4, 2021, Austin, TX
  • Agarwal, K., Ruprecht, J., Ahmed, S., “Binder Saturation, layer thickness, drying time and their effects on the dimensional tolerance and density of cobalt-chrome-tricalcium phosphate biocomposite”, Proceedings of Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium, August 12-14, 2019, Austin, TX
  • 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
  • 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

Certifications

  • Project Management Professional (PMP®) by Project Managment Institute
  • Six Sigma Black Belt by American Society of Quality

WORK EXPERIENCE

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

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • Distinguished Faculty Scholar, MSU Mankato, 2022
  • 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

COURSES TAUGHT

  • AET 102/MET 104 - Introduction to Automotive and Manufacturing Engineering Technology
  • MET 275 - Manufacturing Processes I

  • MET 375 - Manufacturing Processes II
  • MET 428 - Lean Manufacturing

  • MET 425 - Project Valuation and Management

  • MET 625 - Advanced Project Management

  • MET 627 - Six Sigma from Industrial Perspective
  • MET 465 - Manufacturing Laboratory Experience

  • MET 488W - Senior Design Project 1

  • MET 489W - Senior Design Project 2

RESEARCH INTERESTS

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

Process Improvemen Specialist

  • Truck Body & Equipment Intnl., Lake Crystal, MN, Manufacturer of truck bodies                                 
  • 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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