Dr. Kalpana Shankhwar Assistant Professor, IIIT-Delhi

I am an Assistant Professor at IIIT-Delhi in the department of Human Centered Design. I did my B.E. from Shri G. S. Institute of Technology and Science in Mechanical Engineering, M.Tech from IIT Guwahati in Mechanical Engineering with Machine Design specialization and my PhD from National Taiwan University also in Mechanical Engineering with Mechanical Design specialization. I have published my PhD research work in three reputed international SCI journals as a first author. In addition, I have coauthored four international SCI journal articles with international collaborators. My current research interests are extended reality (XR)/(AR, VR, MR), haptic technology, artificial intelligence, digital twin and finite element method (FEM). I worked as an Engineer in an automobile industry, MAN Trucks India Pvt. Ltd. for a year (2012 – 2013). Prior to earning my PhD, I worked as an Assistant Professor at KIIT University in department of Mechanical engineering for almost two years (2015 – 2017). My other interests include travelling, listening to music, singing, cooking and playing pool.



• Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering at Shri G. S. Institute of Technology and Science, Indore, India, from 2008 to 2012.

• Master of Technology in Mechanical Engineering (Machine Design) at Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, India from 2013 to 2015.

• Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering (Machine Design) at National Taiwan University, Taiwan from 2017 to 2022.


• Ph.D. Thesis: An extended reality-based training and tutorial system for hands-on practice of manual metal arc welding and finite element analysis visualization.

• M.Tech. Thesis: Temperature and thermal stress analysis of Ultrashort Pulsed laser welding using finite element methods.

• B.E. Project: Design and experimental analysis of dynamic vibration absorber for the elimination of vibrations in a machine.

Lab Information

The Emerging Technology Integrated Design & Manufacturing lab (ETiDM) at HCD focuses on exploring and investigating emerging technologies including Extended reality (XR)/ (AR, VR, MR), Artificial Intelligence (AI), Digital Twin, Internet Of Things (IoT) and Haptic Technology. The ongoing research projects employ emerging technologies to develop smart training, tutorial and evaluation systems in the context of Industry 4.0 and Education 4.0. The lab aims to explore emerging technologies and conduct interdisciplinary research to overcome existing challenges in diverse fields for example, education, healthcare, manufacturing, teleoperation, guidance for safety and so forth.

Extended Reality

Haptic Technology

Digital Twin

Artificial Intelligence

Finite Element Method

User Centered Design