Alok K. Verma

Department Head and Powell Chair Professor
Department of Marine Engineering Technology

“God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference.”

+1 (409) 740-4805averma@tamug.edu

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What in your life drew you to your current field of study?

I was always fascinated by engineering marvels like airplanes, robots and ships. I obtained degrees in Aeronautical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering however in my professional life, my attraction towards robots drew me towards manufacturing, automation, organizational productivity and advanced manufacturing processes.

What do you hope your students gain from studying or working with you?

A sense of learning and accomplishment. A sense of humility towards knowledge that lies undiscovered and being persistent in learning and discovering.

What are you passionate about in your personal life?

Nature and Service for Humanity.

Education

Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Old Dominion University, 2005.
M.S., Engineering Mechanics, Old Dominion University, 1981.
B.S., Aeronautical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur. 1978.

Licenses and Certificates:

Certificate of Professional Study in Engineering Management – Manufacturing Systems – Old Dominion University -2000
Certification in Lean Manufacturing – Old Dominion University
Certification in Green Belt – Northrop Grumman Six Sigma University

Courses Taught

Dynamics, Manufacturing Processes, Computer Integrated Manufacturing, Numerical Control in Production & Design, Robotics, Advanced Manufacturing Processes, Lean Engineering, Computer Aided Drafting and Fluid Mechanics. 

Publications

Alhumadi A .; A. Verma ; “Effect of Geometric Modifications on a Scramjet Combustor’s Performance.” International Journal of Modern Engineering” , submitted for publication in Spring 2020.

Alhumadi A .; A. Verma ; “Computational Parametric Investigation of Scramjet Engine Performance.” International Journal of Engineering Research & Innovation” , submitted for publication in Fall 2019.

Verma, A. K. ; G. Selby; N. Brown; V. Jovanovic; N. Luetke “MarineTech Project – “Integrating Engineering Design Process in K-12 Curriculum in Virginia with Project-Based Learning.” The Technology Interface International Journal accepted for publication in Spring 2015 issue (2015) xx-xx.

Verma, A; M. Talaiver; S. McKinney; D. Dickerson; “Engaging Students in STEM Careers with Project Based Learning – MarineTech Project.” Technology & Engineering Teacher, Vol. 71, No. 1 (2011) p 25-31.

Lin C; A. Verma ; “A Simplified One-Degree-of-Freedom System design for a Repeated Impact Tests.” International Journal of Agile Manufacturing, Volume 11, Issue 2, p 52-59, 2011.

Verma, A ; M. Talaiver; S. McKinney; D. Dickerson; D. Chen “MarineTech Project - Attracting Students towards Math and Science Careers in Shipbuilding and Repair Industry.” Journal of Ship Production, Vol. 26, No. 1 (2010) 29-35.

Lin C; A. Verma ; "Agile Modeling and Optimization of End Milling . " The Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Systems , Vol. 11, No. 2 (2009) 17–21.

Erande A; A. Verma ; "Comprehensive Agility Measurement Tool . " The Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Systems , Vol. 11, No. 2 (2009) 37–42.

Verma, A ; “Stochastic Models for Enhancing Agility of Supply Chains.” The International Journal of Applied Management and Technology, Volume 5, Num 2, 2007.

Lin C; A. Verma ; “Number of Independent Kinematic Parameters for the Calibration of a Closed-Loop Robot.” International Journal of Agile Manufacturing, Volume 10, Issue 1, p 29-36, 2007.

Verma, A ; C. Lin; A. Erande; “Enhancing Manufacturing Instruction in Lean Manufacturing Through Physical Simulations.” International Journal of Agile Manufacturing, Volume 10, Issue 1, p 55-64, 2007.

Verma, A ; R. Nanjangud; “Assessment Tools for Lean Accounting.” International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Systems, Volume 10, Issue 1, p 59-64, 2007.

Verma, A ; “Improving Agility of Supply Chains using Base Stock Model and Computer Based Simulations.” International Journal of Physical Distribution and Logistics Management, Volume 36, Number 6, p 445-454 , 2006.

Verma, A ; S. Dhaygude; A. Sonje; “Lean Supply Chain Integration and Assessment – A Simulation Based Training Program.” Submitted to Naval Engineers Journal, 2005.

Verma, A ; A. Sonje; “Enhancing Agility of Design Processes for Effective Implementation of Lean Enterprise in Shipbuilding Industry – A Simulation Activity.” International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Systems, Special Issue on Lean , Volume 8, Issue 2, p 11-18

Verma, A ; A. Sonje; “Improving Agility of Supply Chains using Base Stock Model and Physical Simulations – a Comparative Analysis.” International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Systems , Special Issue on Lean, Volume 8, Issue 2, p 39-46, 2005.

Verma, A ; A. Sonje; “A Comparison of Stochastic Inventory Models (Base Stock and (Q, r)) in Two-Tier Supply Chain”, International Journal of Agile Manufacturing , Volume-7, Issue-2, p 67-76, 2004.

Verma, A ; A. Ghadmode; H. Hirkannawar; “Lean Implementation Models and their Impact on Productivity in Low Volume - High Variety Environment” International Journal of Agile Manufacturing , Volume-7, Issue-2, p 11-16

Verma, A ; H. Hirkannawar; “Assessment Tools for Lean Enterprise Implementation” International Journal of Agile Manufacturing , Volume-7, Issue-2, p 31-38, 2004.

Verma, A ; “Parametric Study of Laser Beam Cutting (LBC) Process.” International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Systems , Volume-7, Issue-2, p 65-68, 2004.

Verma, A ; “Parametric Study of Water Jet Cutting (WJC)Process.” International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Systems , Volume-7, Issue-2, p 69-73, 2004.

Verma, A ; A. Ghadmode; “An Integrated Lean Implementation Model for Fleet Repair and Maintenance.” Naval Engineers Journal , Volume-116, Issue-4, p 79-89, 2004.

Verma, A ; S. Holcomb; Blessener; D. Tillman; W. Johnston; “Parametric Study of Surface Finish using Robust design Techniques.” International Journal of Agile Manufacturing , Volume 6, Issue 1, pg. 89-101, 2003.

Verma, A ; C. Lin; “Parametric Study of the Efficacy of Cutting Process in Abrasive Jet Machining (AJM).” International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Systems , Volume 4, Issue 2, pg. 119-125, 2002.

Verma, A ; “A Generic Cost Model for Laser Processing of Materials Based upon Cost Estimation for Traditional Machining.” International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Systems , Volume 4, Issue 2, pg. 127-135, 2002.

El-Hady, N; A. Verma ; "Instability of Compressible Boundary Layers along Curved Wall with Suction and Cooling." AIAA Journal , Vol. 22, No. 2, pages 206-213, 1984.

El-Hady, N; & A. Verma ; (1084) "Goertler Instability of Compressible Boundary Layers." AIAA Journal , Volume 22, No 10, pages 1354-1355

Presentations

Verma, A. ; “ Best Practices in STEM Education – Lessons Learnt ” Proceedings of the International Consortium for Research in Science and Mathematics Education – ICRSME”, San Jose, Costa Rica, March 12-16, 2019.

Verma, A. , “Institutionalizing Continuous Improvement Plan for Program Assessment” , ICTIEE Conference , Madurai, India, Jan 8-10, 2018

Verma, A. , Adams, S., Lin, C., Flory, I., and Escobales, N., “Institutionalizing Continuous Improvement Plan in an Engineering Technology Department – Closing the Loop” , ASEE Annual Conference , Columbus, OH, June 25-28, 2017

Verma, A; “Enhancing Agility of Supply Chains using Stochastic, Discrete Event and Physical Simulation Models.” Proceedings of the 5th International & 26th All India Manufacturing Technology, Design and Research Conference – AIMTDR 2014, IIT Guwahati, India, December 10-12, 2014.

Verma, A ; “ Stochastic Modeling and Validation of Three-tier Supply Chains using Multiple Tools .” Proceedings of the Joint International Conference on Engineering & Technology– IAJC/ISAM”, Orlando, Florida, September 25-27, 2014.

Verma, A ; G. Selby; N. Brown; V. Jovanovic and N. Luetke “ Integrating Engineering design process in K-12 Curriculum in Virginia with project Based Learning .” Proceedings of the Joint International Conference on Engineering & Technology– IAJC/ISAM”, Orlando, Florida, September 25-27, 2014.

Grants and Fellowships

Verma, A; W. Lawrence; Virginia Department of Education – Mathematics and Science Partnership – “VA STEM CoNNECT”, January 2013, $50,882.

Verma, A; W. Lawrence; Virginia Department of Education – Mathematics and Science Partnership – “VA STEM CoNNECT”, February 2012, $67,718.

Verma, A; S. McKinney; H. Bao; D. Dickerson; S. Dwivedi; National Science Foundation – DUE-ATE – “Marine Career tech (MCTech): STEM Careers in Shipbuilding and Marine Industry”, September 2009, $818,536.

Verma, A; S. McKinney; D. Dickerson; N. Brown; National Science Foundation – DRL-ITEST – “MarineTech-STEM Preparation through Marine Engineering Science and Technology Experiences,” November 2008, $1,273,307.

Verma, A; S. McKinney; D. Dickerson; State Council for Higher Education – No Child Left Behind- Teacher Quality Improvement – “MarineTech-STEM Preparation through Marine Engineering Science and Technology Projects,” May 2008, $120,000.

Verma, A; C. Considine; C. Lin; National Shipbuilding Research Program – Advanced Shipbuilding Enterprise, “Shipbuilding and Repair Career Day Events,” January 2007, $426,000.00.

Verma, A; STIHL Inc., “Customization and Delivery of Lean Introduction and 5-S Training,” November 2003, $23,500.

Verma, A; National Shipbuilding Research Program – Advanced Shipbuilding Enterprise, “Developing Lean Enterprise Simulation Exercises for Shipbuilding and Repair,” September 2003, $376,872.00.

Verma, A; Northrop Grumman Newport News, “Review a Prototype and Produce Compartment Fabrication Simulation for Lean Training at NGNN,” November 2003, $ 4,130.

Verma, A; NASA/ASEE Summer Fellowship, Summer 2003, $ 13,000.

Verma, A; P. Kauffman; Advanced Design Corporation, “Certification and Quality Assurance for CAD courses offered by ADC Corporation,” November 2002 - April 2003, $9,200.

Verma, A; Northrop Grumman Newport News, “Lean Enterprise Program Development,” Sept. 2002 – September 2003, $43,740.

Verma, A; Center for Innovative Technology, A.K. Verma, “Advanced Battery Testing Machine,” Rebatt Inc., Newport News, Virginia, November 20, 1998 - February 28, 1999, $ 37,978.

Verma, A; Center for Innovative Technology, “Automated Battery Testing Machine,” Rebatt Inc., Newport News, Virginia, April 15- November 30, 1998, $38,989.

Verma, A; Center for Innovative Technology, “Automated Component Placement for Sensor Assembly,” Pressure Systems Inc., Phase-III, Aug- December 1997.

Verma, A; G. Selby; L. Vahalla; State council of higher Education for Virginia, Pre-Collegiate Programs, “Pre-College Program Stressing Educational Opportunities,” Summer 1997, $20,000.

Bao, H; G. Hou; A. Verma; Center for Innovative Technology, “Industrial Manufacturing Assessment Center (IMPAC),” June 1996-June 1997, $50,000.

Verma, A; Center for Innovative Technology, “Automated Component Placement for Sensor Assembly”, Pressure Systems Inc., March-December 1996, $16,902.

Verma, A; G. Crossman; W. Stanley; National Science Foundation, “Mobile Instructional Laboratory to serve multiple sites in the 2+2 Engineering Technology Program”, August 1994, $112,000 (matching $56,000).

Verma, A; C. Lin; Society of Manufacturing Engineers Education Foundation, “Capital Equipment Grant,” August 1994, $20,227.

Verma, A; Brown & Sharpe Metrology Grant Program, "Development of Coordinate Measuring Capability at Old Dominion University," August 1993, $20,170.

Verma, A; J. Hackworth; Center for Innovative Technology, "Cutting small diameter tubing with Electro Discharge Machining," Phase-III. NOBLE-MET corporation, January-April 1993, $17,450.

Verma, A; S. Cupschalk; Center for Innovative Technology, "Cutting small diameter tubing with Electro Discharge Machining," NOBLE-MET corporation, April-December 1991, $22,995.

Verma, A; J. Hackworht; Center for Innovative Technology, "Interfacing of Oldelft Seampilot Optical Profile Sensing System with a GMF Robot/RG Controller", Progress Industries, Inc., January 1990, $25,000.

Verma, A; D. Landman; Center for Innovative Technology, "Modification of Fabric Laminating Machine," Phase II, May 1989 - August 1989, $4,000.

Verma, A; D. Landman; Center for Innovative Technology, "Design and Fabrication of Fabric Laminating Apparatus," Phase I, May 1988- May 1989, $22,000.

Verma, A; Society of Manufacturing Engineering Education Foundation, “Co-author of a grant for development of automation laboratory,” February 1984, partially funded at $900.

Verma, A; NASA Contract VAG-1340, "Calculation of Design Parameters and Visualization of Goertler Vortices," Completed October 31, 1983, $21,000.

Verma, A; NASA Contract NAG-1-228, "On Higher Eigen States of Goertler Vortices," Completed August 31, 1982, $6,467.

Awards & Recognition
  • Humanitarian Award, Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities, March 2019
  • Isadore Davis Award, American Society for Engineering Education, June 2018
  • John R. Broderick Diversity Champion Award, Old Dominion University, December 2014.
  • Citation from the Lean Educator’s Conference, for chairing the LEC-2012, September 2012.
  • Citation from the International Conference on Agile Manufacturing Systems, 2011 for chairing the ICAM-2011, December 2011.
  • Ben C. Sparks Medal, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, May 2006.
  • Provost’s Award for Leadership in International Education, ODU, 2006.
  • Regional Alumni Award for Excellence for contribution in Lean Manufacturing by the Alumni Association of Indian Institute of Technology- Kanpur, 2004. Director of IIT-K presented the award in Gaithersburg, MD.
  • Excellence in Industry Partnering Award, Frank Batten College of Engineering and Technology, 2004.
  • Citation from Asian Indians of Hampton Roads for holding President’s position for year 2000.
  • Citation from the International Society for Productivity Enhancement, for chairing the 5th International Conference on CAD/CAM, Robotics and Factories of the Future, December 1990.
  • Outstanding MET faculty award, 1986-87.
  • Most inspiring faculty award, 1985.
  • Received citation from Regional Association of Asian Indians for being highly active in community services, May 1984. These activities are listed under community services.
  • Recognized for effective and energetic leadership by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, April 1981.
  • "Gold Award" for working more than 80 hours a week, and "Century Club Award" for outstanding salesmanship, Southwestern Company, 1979.
  • Best Senior project award, Fabrication of Composite Material Specimen and Fatigue testing on Instron Machine, 1978.
  • Ranked 4th in pre-university examination among more than a thousand students from different colleges, Dibrugarh University, 1972.
Professional Appointments

Program Chair – CIEC 2021 Conference, Garden Grove, CA
Program Chair – CIEC 2020 Conference, Orlando, FL
Institutional Representative, Engineering Technology Council of ASEE, 2019-2020
Asst. Program Chair – CIEC 2019 Conference, Tampa, FL
Asst. Program Chair - CIEC 2018 Conference, New Orleans, LA.
Board Member, International Association of Journals and Conferences, IAJC, 2019
Lead person- Marketing Group of ETD of ASEE, 2019-20
Lead person- Marketing Group of ETD of ASEE, 2018-19
Member International Organizing Committee – International Conference on Research in Design, ICord-2019, Jan 9-11, 2019, Bangalore, India.
Paper Reviewer - International Conference on Research in Design, ICord-2019, Jan 9-11, 2019, Bangalore, India.
Paper Reviewer – American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference -2019, Jun 15-19, 2019, Tampa, FL.

First Vice President, Norfolk Sister City Association, 2015-2016
Board Member – Norfolk Sister City Association, 2014-Present 
Board Member – Asian Indians of Hampton Roads, 2010-Present
President, Asian Indians of Hampton Roads, 2007-2009
Board Member, Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities, Hampton Roads, 2006-2008
Board Member, Asian American Alliance, 2000-2001
Public Relations Chair, Asian Indians of Hampton Roads, 2001-Present
Board Member, World Affairs Council of Greater Hampton Roads, 2000-2001
Board Member, The National Conference for Community and Justice, 2000-2001
President, Asian Indians of Hampton Roads, 1999-2000

Contact Info

Alok K. Verma
Department Head and Powell Chair Professor
Department of Marine Engineering Technology


averma@tamug.edu
Phone: +1 (409) 740-4805
Fax: +1 (409) 741-7153

Powell Marine Engineering Complex, Office 231


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