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Mechanical engineering educator

Shiv Gopal Kapoor, Indian mechanical engineering educator. Recipient Undergraduate Teaching Excellence award University Illinois College Engineering, 1984, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering 2-Year Alumni Effective Teaching award, 1986; numerous grants, since 1981; recipient Blackall Machine Tool and Gage award American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 1992.


Kapoor, Shiv Gopal was born on June 3, 1948 in Laharpur, India. Came to the United States, 1973. Son of J.M. and Communicative Disorders (Mehrotra) Kapoor.


Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Institute of Technology, Varanasi, India, 1969. Master of Technology in Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, 1971. Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering, University Wisconsin, 1977.


Research assistant department mechanic engineering, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1974-1977; postdoctoral research associate, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1977-1979; assistant professor, University of Illinois, Urbana, 1979-1985; associate professor, University of Illinois, Urbana, 1985-1990; professor, University of Illinois, Urbana, since 1990; head industrial systems division, University of Illinois, Urbana, since 1988; director manufacturing engineering education, University of Illinois, Urbana, since 1989. Consultant Consolidated Paper, Inc., Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin, 1980-1981, Caterpillar Tractor Company, Peoria, Illinois, 1981-1982, Radio Corporation of America, Princeton, New Jersey, 1984-1985,Allison Gas Turbine, Indianapolis, 1985-1986, Buick Motor division General Motors, Flint, Michigan, 1985-1986, General Motors Research Institute, Warren, Michigan, since 1987, Magnetic Peripherals, Inc., Minneapolis, 1988-1989. Member organizing committee 4th International Conference on Computer-Aided Production Engineering, Edinburgh, 1988, 5th, 1989.


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  • Other Work

    • Editor: (with M. Martinez) Statistics in Manufacturing, 1983, (with R.E. Devor) Quality: Design, Planning and Control, 1987. Technical editor: American Society of Mechanical Engineers Journal of Engineering for the Industry, since 1991. Book reviewer Harper & Row, Addison-Wesley Publications, McGraw Hill Book Company.

      Contributor numerous articles to professional journals.


Member American Society of Mechanical Engineers (executive committee production engineering division since 1988, associate editor Journal Engineering for Industry 1985-1989), Society Manufacturing Engineers (senior, international subcommittee on college and university relations 1986-1988), North America Manufacturing Research Institute, Institute Industrial Engineers (senior, faculty advisor student chapter 1984-1989), Alpha Pi Mu (faculty advisor student chapter since 1984.


Married Rashmi Mehrotra, June 15, 1980. Children: Anchit, Shuchi.

J.M. Kapoor

Communicative Disorders (Mehrotra) Kapoor

Rashmi Mehrotra

Anchit Kapoor

Shuchi Kapoor