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Keith NagaraKeith Nagara

Director, Transportation Design Program

 

Educational Background

Doctorate of Engineering in Systems, Lawrence Technological University, 2005-present
Master of Automotive Engineering, Lawrence Technological University, 1997-2000
Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Lawrence Technological University, 1991-1995

 

Positions held in academic institutions

Co-Director of Transportation Design Program, Lawrence Technological University, January 2007-present
Adjunct Design Instructor, Lawrence Technological University, August 2006-present
Academic Consultant co-authoring the Bachelor of Science in Transportation Design program and Certificate in Transportation Design, January 2006-August 2006

 

Courses taught in the past two years

ARC1113 Basic Design 1
ARC1133 Basic Design 2
ATD 1913 Trans Studio - 1C
ATD 1923 Trans Studio - 2C

 

Positions held in Design Practice

Advanced Vehicle Design, Ford Motor Company, May 2000-present

 

Significant Publications, Creative Projects, and/or paper presentations

1.    Designed and defined Sustainability on Ford's Piquette project collaborating with Bill McDonough
2.    Developed a Sustainable Hybrid Concept Vehicle
3.    Implementing the use of Smart Materials to push the design envelope on vehicle styling
4.    Introducing new concepts to holistically integrate Interior and Exterior Design as one entity

 

Awards, recognitions, grants, competitions

1.    Society of Manufacturing Engineers recipient of Charter One Scholarship, 2006
2.    Greenbelt Quality Award, Ford Motor Company, 10/17/2004
3.    Craftsmanship Icon Award, Ford Motor Company, 12/05/2000
4.    Lincoln LS Successful Launch Team, Ford Motor Company, 6/19/1999

 

Professional Licenses, Memberships and Service

1.    Society of Automotive Engineers
2.    Society of Manufacturing Engineers

 

Professional Development

1.    Sustainability Development (Bill McDonough's Cradle to Cradle)
2.    Conceptual Design (Corporate Design)
3.    Strategic Planning (Blue Ocean Strategy)
4.    Autoweek Forum (Automotive Branding)
5.    Nanotechnology (Material Development)