Parks Faculty

Sridhar Condoor, Ph.D., Department Chair

Sridhar Condoor, Ph.D., Department Chair

Chair and Professor of the Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

Phone:
(314) 977-8444
Education:

Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering

Texas A&M University

M.S. in Design Engineering

Indian Institute of Technology, India

B.S. in Mechanical Engineering

Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, India

Dr. Sridhar Condoor is Chair of the Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering. He is also the Program Director for the Mechanical Engineering, a KEEN fellow, a Coleman Fellow, the editor of the Journal of Engineering Entrepreneurship.

Condoor teaches sustainability, product design, and entrepreneurship. His research interests are in the areas of design theory and methodology, technology entrepreneurship, and sustainability. He is spearheading Technology Entrepreneurship education at SLU via Innovation to Product (I2P), iChallenge, and entrepreneurship competitions and funded research. He is the Principal Investigator for the KEEN Entrepreneurship Program Development Grants to foster the spirit of innovation in all engineering students.

Condoor authored several books. The titles include Innovative Conceptual Design, Engineering Statics, and Modeling with ProEngineer. He published several technical papers on topics focused on conceptual design, design principles, cognitive science as applied to design, and design education. VayuWind, a hubless wind turbine for urban environments, is one of his inventions. VayuWind deploys airfoils parallel to the rotational axis in such a way that, unlike other windmills, it rotates around a ring frame, leaving the central portion open for other uses. This enables VayuWind to extract wind power using existing structures such as commercial buildings and skywalks with minimal noise pollution.

Research Interests

Dr. Condoor’s research interests include design theory and methodology, technology entrepreneurship, and sustainability.

Below is a list of Sridhar Condoor’s selected publications. For more information on each publication, please visit the Parks College Publication Database.

Printed Archival Peer-Reviewed Journals
  • J. Ma, P. Andrus, S. Condoor, and S. Lei. Numerical Investigation of Effects of Cutting Conditions and Cooling Schemes on Tool Performance in Up Milling of Ti-6AL-4V Alloy, International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology. doi: 10.1007/s00170-014-6637-2
  • Jayaram, S., McQuilling, M., & Condoor, S. (2012). “PRO/MECHANICA based structural and random vibration analysis of picosatellite structure.” International Journal of Computer Aided Engineering and Technology, 4(1), 90-100. doi: 10.1504/IJCAET.2012.044585
  • Lewis, R. D., Ong, K. H., Emo, B., Kennedy, J., Brown, C. A., Condoor, S., & Thummalakunta, L. (2012). “Do New Wipe Materials Outperform Traditional Lead Dust Cleaning Methods?” Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene, 9(8), 524-533. doi: doi: 10.1080/15459624.2012.695975
  • Brinley, C. L., Behrents, R., Kim, K. B., Condoor, S., Kyung, H. M., & Buschang, P. H. (2009). “Pitch and longitudinal fluting effects on the primary stability of miniscrew implants.” The Angle Orthodontist, 79(6), 1156-1161. doi: 10.2319/103108-554R.1
  • Condoor, S., & Kroll, E. (2008). “Parameter analysis for the application of the principle of direct and short transmission path: a valve-actuator design case study.” Journal of Engineering Design, 19(4), 337-357. doi: 10.1080/09544820701452042
  • Lewis, R. D., Condoor, S., Batek, J., Ong, K. H., Backer, D., Sterling, D., … & Ashley, P. (2006). “Removal of lead contaminated dusts from hard surfaces.” Environmental science & technology, 40(2), 590-594. doi: 10.1021/es050803s
Peer-Reviewed Conference Papers
  • J. Ma, P. Andrus, N. Duong, S. Condoor, S. LeiASME IMECE 2014-38647. Numerical Analysis of Tool Performance in Up Milling of Ti-6AL-4V Alloy. ASME 2014 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition. November 14-20, 2014, Montreal, Canada.
  • J. Ma, P. Andrus, S. Condoor, S. Lei. Numerical Investigation of Tool Performance in Milling of Ti-6Al-4V alloy. ASME 2014 International Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference, MSEC2014/NAMRC 41-4512, June 9-13, 2014, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
  • Ferguson, D.M., Condoor, S. ” Taxonomy of Entrepreneurial Activity.” 120th ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, June 23-26, 2013, Atlanta, GA.
  • Condoor, S., and McQuilling, M. Incorporating Entrepreneurial Mindset in the Freshman Engineering Students. AC-2009-1826, presented at the ASEE Annual Conference, June 14-17, 2009, Austin, Texas.
  • S. Condoor, S. Jayaram, L. Boyer, “Learning Statics: A Foundational Approach”, 2008 ASEE Conference and Exposition, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
  • Karunamoorth, S., Condoor, S. Rule Based Number Synthesis for Kinematic Linkage Mechanisms with Full Revolute Joints. 25th Biennial Mechanisms Conference of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 1998.
In Proceedings
  • Condoor, S.S., Keogh, G. “Work in progress: Weekly innovation challenge: Changing the mindset one step at a time every week,” fie, pp.1-6, 2012 Frontiers in Education Conference Proceedings, 2012. doi: 10.1109/FIE.2012.6462262
  • Condoor, S.S., & Keogh, G. (2012) Work in Progress: Weekly Innovation Challenge. Institutions, 2(5), 6.
  • Kroll, E., & Condoor, S.S. (2009). Aspects of Nonlinearity in Conceptual Design. In Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED’09), Vol. 2 (pp. 25-34).
  • Condoor, S.S., & Doty, H. (2008). Teaching Consumer Product Design to Engineering Students. ASME.
  • Condoor, S.S. (2008). Reformulating the Statics Course: A Design-Based Approach. ASME.
  • Condoor, S.S., Banerjee, S., & Kroll, E. (2007). A Virtual Test Track for the Mastery of Solid Mechanics Principles. ASME.
  • Condoor, S.S., & Donna, L. (2007). Design Fixation: a Cognitive Model. In Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED07) (pp. 345-346).
Patents
  • Condoor, S. (2008). WIPO Patent No. WO/2008/109784. Geneva, Switzerland: World Intellectual Property Organization.
  • Leira, E. C., Condoor, S., Germani, M., & Peso, D. (2003). U.S. Patent Application 10/706,322.
  • Bledsoe, J. G., Moed, B. R., Condoor, S., Shields, K. A., Alford, T. P., & Miller IV, R. J. (2004). U.S. Patent Application 11/576,452.
Books
  • Condoor, S.S.Modeling with Creo Parametric 2.0. SDC Publications, August 2013. ISBN: 978-1-58503-832-9
  • Condoor, S.S. Engineering Statics. 3rd ed. [S.l.]: Schroff Development, 2009. ISBN: 978-1585035304
  • Condoor, S.S. Modeling Using Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 3.0. [S.l.]: Schroff Development, 2006. ISBN: 978-1585033119
  • Condoor, S.S. Mechanical Design Modeling Using ProEngineer. 1st ed. Dubuque, IA: McGraw-Hill, 2001. ISBN: 978-0072443141
  • Kroll, E., Condoor, S.S., and Jansson, D.G.. Innovative Conceptual Design: Theory and Application of Parameter Analysis. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge UP, 2001. ISNB: 0521778484

TinkerLab

The Tinker Lab is a learning, hands-on environment that welcomes all students and faculty. Equipped with computers, laser etchers, and 3D printers, the Tinker Lab is a multifaceted environment to help encourage and develop the innovation mindset within each individual.

Led by graduate students and the iScholars (innovation scholars), the Tinker Lab was created through the Kern Entrepreneurship Education Network (KEEN) grant Dr. Sridhar Condoor received. KEEN is a collaboration of 19 universities around the U.S. that strive to instill an entrepreneurial mindset in undergraduate engineering students. KEEN’s mission is to “graduate engineers who will contribute to business success, and in doing so, transform the American workforce.”

iScholars

In Fall 2011 the iScholars (innovation scholars) program was launched. The iScholars program, where students learn by leading, is funded by the Kern Family Foundation – Kern Entrepreneurship Education Network  (KEEN).  Saint Louis University is a part of the network of 19 KEEN schools. It received a major grant from the foundation to promote the e-mindset. iScholars program is a part of several initiatives at SLU.

iScholars are expected to work ten hours per week to promote the e-mindset across the campus. They are engaged in different roles and activities, such as: community outreach, innovation leadership, creative thinking and design projects. Students involved have access to experts from the field for several hours each week and a tinker lab, that provides the tools needed to take their ideas to the next level.

Each student in the program receives an annual stipend ranging from $2000 to $3500, depending their progress in their engineering major.

Visit parks.slu.edu/ischolars for more information.

Weekly Innovation Challenge

Every Wednesday, Saint Louis University students have a chance to compete in the Weekly Innovation Challenge from 12-1pm in the Rotunda at Parks College. Students must form teams of three—these teams must include at least one engineering student and up to one faculty member. Most importantly, all participants must be from different majors/disciplines. The students are given an impromptu challenge and have one hour to compete. Whichever team completes the challenge successfully first wins $300 ($100 per teammate). Additionally, participants are asked to submit a weekly reflection on the challenge and one winner will be rewarded an additional $100. The events are sponsored by the Kern Entrepreneurship Education Network, the Coleman Foundation and Saint Louis University.

The goal of the competitions is for students to exercise their minds and creativity, just as they would their bodies. Challenges have included a wide variety of topics—from designing the tallest free-standing structure using spaghetti sticks to creating a “green” toaster box design. Winning teams have been from all sorts of disciplines. The first team to win was three female sophomores, including an aerospace engineering, political science and investigative medicine major.

Visit parks.slu.edu/WIC for more information and past challenges.