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Alok K. Verma

  • Alok K. Verma
  • Professor
  • Engineering Technology
  • 214 Kaufman Hall
  • Norfolk, VA 23529
  • 757-683-3766
  • averma@odu.edu
  • Web Page
  • Dr. Alok Verma received his B.S. in Aeronautical Engineering from the famed institution, IIT Kanpur, MS in Engineering Mechanics and PhD in Mechanical Engineering from ODU. Prof. Verma is a licensed professional engineer in the state of Virginia, a certified manufacturing engineer and has certifications in Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma.
  • Education

    Old Dominion University, 2005
    Major: Mechanical Engineering
    Degree: Ph. D.
    Old Dominion University, 1981
    Major: Mechanical Engineering
    Degree: M.E.
    Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, 1978
    Major: Aeronautical Engineering
    Degree: B.S.
  • Research Interests

    Professor Verma's research interest lie in the areas of Organizational Productivity, Process Improvement, Agility of Organizations and Process Excellence.
  • Licensures and Certifications

    Certificate of Professional Study, Engineering Management
    Sponsoring Organization: Old Dominion University
    Date Obtained: 2000-01-01
  • Expertise

    Engineering
    Lean/Agile Manufacturing / Robotics / Manufacturing Processes / Automated Manufacturing / Laser Beam Machining / Electrical Discharge Machining / Abrasive Jet Machining / Water Jet Cutting / India Land and People / Engineering Mechanics and Dynamics
    Engineering Technology
    Lean/Agile Manufacturing / Robotics / Manufacturing Processes / Automated Manufacturing / Laser Beam Machining / Electrical Discharge Machining / Abrasive Jet Machining / Water Jet Cutting / India Land and People / Engineering Mechanics and Dynamics
  • Most Inspiring Faculty Award, Old Dominion University
  • 2006: Provost's Award for Leadership in International Education, Old Dominion University
  • 2006: Ben C. Sparks Medal, American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • 2004: Excellence in Industry Partnering Award, Frank Batten College of Engineering and Technology
  • 2004: Regional Alumni Award for Excellence , Alumni Association of Indian Institute of Technology
  • 1986: Outstanding MET Faculty Award, Old Dominion University
  • 1984: Highly Active in Community Services, Regional Association of Asian Indians
  • 1979: Gold Award, Southwestern Company 1979
  • 1978: Best Senior Project Award
  • Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

    MarIneTech: STEM preparation through marine engineering, science, and technology experiences
    Sponsoring Organization: National Science Foundation - DRL ITEST
    Date: January 01, 2009 - January 01, 2013
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Dickerson, D. L.; Verma, A. K.; McKinney, S. E.; Brown, N. W.
    Marine career tech (MCTech): STEM careers in shipbuilding and marine industry
    Sponsoring Organization: National Science Foundation – ATE
    Date: July 01, 2009 - June 30, 2012
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Dickerson, D. L.; Verma, A. K.; McKinney, S. E.; Bao, H. P.
    NSF marine Tech STEM PREP
    Sponsoring Organization: National Science Foundation
    Date: January 1, 2009 - December 31, 2011
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Brown, N. W.; Verma, A. K.; McKinney, S. E.; Dickerson, D. L.
    RoboTech: Enhancing STEM skills through robotics
    Sponsoring Organization: State Council of Higher Education for Virginia – NCLB
    Date: July 01, 2009 - August 30, 2010
    Awarding Organization: State
    Investigators:Verma, A. K.; Lin, C.; McKinney, S. E.; Dickerson, D. L.
    MarineTech: STEM preparation through marine science/engineering projects
    Sponsoring Organization: State Council of Higher Education for Virginia
    Date: July 01, 2008 - September 30, 2009
    Awarding Organization: State
    Investigators:Dickerson, D. L.; Verma, A. K.; McKinney, S. E.
    Shipbuilding and Repair Career Day Events
    Sponsoring Organization: National Shipbuilding Research Program – Advanced Shipbuilding Enterprise
    Date: January, 2007 - June, 2008
    Investigators:Lin, C.; Verma, A. K.; Considine, C.
    Shipbuilding and Repair Career Day Events
    Sponsoring Organization: National Shipbuilding Research Program – Advanced Shipbuilding Enterprise
    Date: January, 2007 - January, 2007
    Investigators:Considine, C.; Verma, A. K.
    Developing Lean Enterprise Simulation Exercises for Shipbuilding and Repair
    Sponsoring Organization: Old Dominion University Research Foundation
    Date: August, 2003 - November, 2004
    Awarding Organization: Old Dominion University
    Investigators:Considine, C.; Verma, A. K.
    Cutting Small Diameter Tubing by Electrical Discharge Machining, Phase III.
    Sponsoring Organization: Noble-Met, Ltd/CIT Match
    Date: January, 1993 - May, 1993
    Investigators:Hackworth, J. R.; Verma, A. K.