Dr. Devdas Shetty News


TV 7 ABC Eye Witness News
Clip with Dr. Aldersberg
Dr. Shetty's patent on Rehab Suspension System developed at the University of Hartford in association with Dr. Fast of Albert Einstein Hospital (Montefiore ) NY . . . see video . . . read more . . .

Recent Papers

2012 Papers & Presentations
2011 Papers & Presentations
2010 Papers & Presentations

Recent Books

The second edition of Dr. Shetty's popular book "Solution Manual for Mechatronics System Design" 2nd) Cengage Publications, Toronto, Canada. 2011 U.S edition, 2012 International edition.

Recent Patents

Dr. Shetty was recently awarded two patents for medical rehabilitation and mobility assistance.

Havard Certificate

Certificate program at Harvard University -- Institute for Management and Leadership in Education, Harvard University, Graduate School of Education, June 2009, Resident program at HU, Boston

Speaking Invitations

Dr. Shetty was recently invited to present and/or keynote several international conferances..



Devdas Shetty Ph.D, PE

Dean, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Phone: 202.274.5220
E-mail: devdas.shetty@udc.edu

Welcome to Devdas Shetty.com
    Ph.D., P.E. Dean/Professor
    School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Dean Shetty joined University of the District of Columbia in 2012, having previously served as Dean of Engineering at Lawrence Technological Institute and Dean of Research at the University of Hartford.

While with the University of Hartford, Dr. Shetty was first Chair of the Vernon D. Roosa Endowed Professorship. In addition, he was the Director of the Engineering Applications Center, through which he established partnerships with more than 50 Connecticut industries. During 2008 and 2009, Dr. Shetty served as Dean of the College of Engineering for Lawrence Technological University in Michigan . During that time, he initiated several new academic programs, established partnerships and contributed to curricular innovation. Prior to coming to Hartford, Dr. Shetty held academic positions at the Albert Nerkin School of Engineering at the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in New York City.

Dr. Shetty is the author of three books and more than 200 scientific articles and six patents. His books on Mechatronics and Product Design are widely used as a textbooks in many universities around the world. Dr. Shetty's research work has been cited for original contribution to the understanding of engineering surface measurement, for significant intellectual achievements in mechatronics and for contributions to product design. He is especially well-known for his contributions in establishing partnerships between the University and industries. He is the recipient of academic and research grants from organizations like National Science Foundation, Society of Manufacturing Engineers, US Army, Air force etc.

Dr. Shetty had been leading research efforts in a U.S. Army research project on Unmanned Aerial Vehicles. In partnership with Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York, he invented the patented mechatronics process for supporting patients. Dr. Shetty has chaired several international conferences and presented keynote lectures. Major honors received by Prof. Shetty include James Frances Bent award for Creativity, the Edward S. Roth National Award for Manufacturing from the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, American Society of Mechanical Engineer Faculty Award, and Society of Manufacturing Engineers Honor award. He is an elected member of the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering.

  • Mechatronics and Product Design
  • Advanced Manufacturing including Laser applications
  • Precision Engineering
  • ABET accreditation and academic quality
  • Capacity building and industry partnership
  • Micro Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Systems

Research Interests
  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Additive Manufacturing and Precision Engineering
  • Mechatronics System design
  • Product design

International Workshops
  • ABET accreditation
  • Capacity building, Academic Prioritization
  • Establishing valuable industry relationship
  • Mechatronics and Product Design

External Roles
  • Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering

He is an elected member of the:
  • Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering.
  • Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences.
  • Chairperson of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, Hartford.


University of the District of Columbia
4200 Connecticut Avenue   •  Washington, DC 20008
devdas.shetty@udc.edu  •  Voice (202) 274-5220  •  Fax (202) 274-5220