Education

Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA, 2013
M.Tech., Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai, India, 2007
B.E., Mumbai University, India, Mumbai, India, 2005
 

Overview

Dr. Amit Jariwala develops and maintains industry partnerships to support experiential, entrepreneurial, and innovative learning experience within the academic curriculum of the school (including graduate and undergraduate level courses like Interdisciplinary Capstone Design, ME4182, and Sophomore level Design course, ME2110). He is a Woodruff School Teaching Fellow and strives to enhance education by developing classes, workshops, and events focused on implementing hands-on, collaborative learning through solving real-world problems. He directs the operations of the Institute-wide Georgia Tech Capstone Design Expo, which highlights projects created by over 2000 Georgia Tech seniors graduating students on an annual basis. He serves as the faculty advisor for the student organization of over 100 student volunteers who all train, staff, and manage the operations of Georgia Tech’s Flowers Invention Studio – one of the nation’s premier volunteer student-run makerspace, open to all of the Georgia Tech community.

Dr. Jariwala’s research interests are in the field of makerspaces, evidence-based design education, and advanced additive manufacturing process. During his Ph.D. studies, he was also a participant of the innovative TI:GER® program (funded by NSF:IGERT), which prepares students to commercialize high impact scientific research results. He has participated and led several research projects funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Department of Education, the National Science Foundation, the State of Georgia, and Industry sponsors. He currently directs a cross-disciplinary Vertically Integrated Project team on SMART^3 Makerspaces focused on research and development to enable the creation of intelligent systems to manage and maintain makerspaces. Dr. Jariwala was promoted to the rank of Senior Academic Professional in 2018.