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

Awards, Honors & Recognitions


  • Epsilon Pi Tau (EPT) International Society Award for academic leadership, College of Technology, CT
  • 2005 Silver Medal from the Connecticut Quality Council for Innovation at the Engineering Applications Center, Awarded in October 2005
  • 2003 American Society of Mechanical Engineers Curriculum Award for innovative integrated engineering curriculum (Award was made in the special session of ME Chairs)
  • 2000 American Society of Mechanical Engineers Distinguished Faculty Award- Region 1
  • 2000 (May) Society of Manufacturing Engineers, Hartford Chapter, Honor Award
  • 1997 Edward S. Roth National Award for Manufacturing Standards Curriculum Innovation, Society of Manufacturing Engineers, MI
  • 1994 University of Hartford, James E. and Frances W. Bent Award for Outstanding Scholarly or Artistic Creativity. Presented at the University Commencement


  • Elected to the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering (CASE)
  • Elected to the Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences (CAAS)
  • Engineering Research Council, American Society of Engineering Education
  • Elected to the Board of CONNSTEP (State and federally funded industry organization)
  • Elected to the Board of Entegram (E-Commerce Organization)


  • AT&T Foundation Award nomination sponsored by the American Society of Engineering Education
  • George Westinghouse Award nomination sponsored by American Society of Engineering Education
  • United Nations Expert in Engineering (1996?98 for the Caribbean)
  • Phi Tau Sigma award
  • Eugene Merchant Textbook Award nomination for the best textbook in 1998
  • International Co-Chair, Conference on Robotics, Automation, and Factories of the Future (1999-2000)
  • Member of the ASME Task Force for Distance Education on Engineering Management

Keynote Speaker & Presenter -- 2008

  • Invited keynote presentation at the Indo-US Workshop on Smart Machine Tools, Intelligent Manufacturing Systems and Multiscale Manufacturing on the topic of Emerging Trends in Mechatronics and Smart Manufacturing. Indo-US Conference held at PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore, December 18-20, 2008
  • Invited presentation on Mechatronics System Design at National Institute of Technology, Surathkal, India June 13, 2008
  • Invited Presentation and workshop on Capacity Building, Accreditation and Creative Problem Solving, June 2008. This program was organized by World Bank -TEQIP for specially invited heads of fifty five engineering institutions in India.
  • ABET accreditation training at the IUCEE, Indo-US Collaboration for Engineering Education, Mysore, June 2008

Earlier Honors

  • Keynote lecture at the International Conference on CAD/CAM, Automation and the Factory of the Future, Vellore August 2006, Vellore
  • Plenary lecture at the Caribbean Regional Conference on Industrial Engineering and Management, Trinidad, West Indies, June 2006
  • Keynote lecture Connecticut Business Industry Seminar (CBIA) September 2003
  • Keynote lecture American Society of Engineering Education NY?NJ?Lawrence, Wilkes University, (Nov. 1996)
  • Keynote lecture International Kodak Conference on Taguchi Design, Rochester, N.Y (1995)
  • Plenary session presentation at UNESCO Conferences on Technology Transfer in the Caribbean, Organized by United Nations(1995)
  • Keynote lecture International Production Engineering Research Conference, Finland (1993)
  • Keynote lecture Information Technology Conference, Organized by Institution of Engineers in Singapore (1991)


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