Rajpal Singh Sodhi

Contact Info

Title: Professor
Email: rajpal.s.sodhi@njit.edu
Office: 311 MEC
Phone: 973-596-3362
Dept: Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
About: 

About Me

Raj S. Sodhi, Ph.D., P.E. is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering. His current research interests are in the area of mechanical design with applications to mechanisms, manufacturing systems, medical devices, and multi-life cycle design. He was Department Chair for the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering from 2007 till 2011.  He also served as Director of Manufacturing Programs at NJIT from 1990 to 1994.  He received the Society of Manufacturing Engineering, University Lead Award in 1994 in recognition of leadership and excellence in the application and development of computer integrated manufacturing.  He is past Chairman of the SME University Lead Awards Committee. He received the NJIT Excellence in Teaching Award for Graduate Instruction in 2001. He also received N. Watrous Procter & Gamble Award from Society of Applied Mechanisms and Robotics for significant contributions to the science of mechanisms and robotics in 1995 and Ralph R. Teetor New Engineering Educator Award of the Society of Automotive Engineers in 1986.  Published over 100 refereed research papers in Journals and Scientific Proceedings and three major books.

 

 

 

Education

  • Ph.D. 1980, Mechanical Engineering, University of Houston, Houston, Texas

  • M.S. 1976, Industrial Administration, Union College, Schenectady, New York

  • B.S. 1971, Mechanical Engineering, Thapar College of Engineering, India

 

 

 

 

Academic Appointments

  • Department Chair (I) Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, 2007-2011

  • Associate Chair, Department of Mechanical Engineering, 2006-2007.

  • Associate Chair Graduate Studies, 2003-2005.

  • Director, Manufacturing Engineering Programs, 1990-1994.

  • Assistant Professor, The Wichita State University, 1982-1986.

 

Awards and Honors

  • NJIT’s Excellence in Teaching Award for Graduate Instruction at NJIT, 2001.

  • Honorable Mention Award, Excellence in Teaching for Graduate Instruction at NJIT, 2000.

  • N. Watrous Procter & Gamble Award from Society of Applied Mechanisms and Robotics for significant contributions to the science of mechanisms and robotics, 1995

  • SME Lead Award for NJIT Manufacturing Engineering Program, 1994

  • Ralph R. Teetor New Engineering Educator Award of the Society of Automotive Engineers 1986.

Professional Societies

  • Member, Cams and Mechanisms Committee International Federation on Theory of Machines and Mechanisms

  • US delegate to World Congress of International Federation on Theory of Machines and Mechanisms, Tianjin, China, April 2004.

  • Chairperson, Chairman LEAD Award Committee of SME, 1999 - 2000.       

  • Member, LEAD Award Committee of SME, 1994 - 2000.     

  • Member, American Society of Mechanical Engineering (ASME).

  • Member, Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME).

  • Member, Society for Automotive Engineers (SAE)     

Research: 

Research Interests

 

  • Mechanism Synthesis
  • Mechanical Design
  • Design for Manufacturability
  • Multi-Life Cycle Design
  • Rehabilitation Engineering.
Publications: 

Selected Publications

  • K. Russell, W. Lee and R.S. Sodhi “ On the Application of CAD Technology for the Synthesis of Spatial Revolute-Revolute Dyads,” Journal Computer-Aided-Design, 2007 (in press)
  • M. Musa, K. Russell and R. S. Sodhi “Multi-Phase Motion of Five-Bar Mechanisms With Prescribed Rigid Body Tolerances,” Transactions of Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineers, Vol 30, No. 4, February 2007
  • P. Martin , K. Russell and R.S Sodhi. “ Burmester Curve Synthesis Grashof Mechanism with Design Optimization in MathCad,” Journal Mechanism and Machine Theory, 35 No 8 1251-1263. February 2007.
  • K. Russell and R.S. Sodhi. “On the Design and Analysis of a Traveler Braking System, “ Mechanics Based Design of Structures and Machines, 2006.
  • H.J. Kim and R.S. Sodhi. “ Spherical Four- Bar Linkage Circle-Point Equations for Multiply Separated Positions,” JSME International Journal, No. 05-5139, 2006.
  • K. Russell K and R.S. Sodhi, “Design of Adjustable RSSR-SC Mechanisms for Multi-Phase Motion Generation, “ JSME International Journal, Volume 48, No. 4, 668-673, December 2005.
  • K. Russell and R.S Sodhi “On The Design of Slider Crank Mechanisms: Part I: Multi-Phase motion generation,” Journal Mechanism and Machine Theory, Vol. 40 No. 3, 285-299, March 2005.
  • K. Russell and R.S Sodhi, “On The Design of Slider Crank Mechanisms: Part II: Multi-Phase path and function generation,” Journal Mechanism and Machine Theory, Vol. 40 No. 3, 301-317, March 2005.
  • K. Russell and R. S. Sodhi. “On Displacement Analysis of the RSSR-SC Mechanism,” Transactions of Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineers, Vol 28, No. 2B, 375-389 June 2004.
  • R. S. Sodhi and K. Russell, “Kinematic Synthesis of Adjustable Planar Four-Bar Mechanisms for Multi-Phase Motion Generation with Tolerances,” Journal, Mechanics and Structure of Machines, Vol.32, No. 2, 215-233 April 2004.
  • K. Russell and R.S Sodhi, “Kinematic Synthesis of Planar Five Bar Mechanisms for Multi-Phase Motion Generation, JSME International Journal, Vol. 47, No. 1 345-349, Jan. 2004.
  • Kinematic Synthesis of Adjustable RSSR-SS Mechanisms for Multi-Phase Finite and Multiply Separated Positions,” ASME Journal of Mechanical Design, Vol. 125, No. 1, 847-853, Dec. 2003 by K. Russell and R. S. Sodhi.
  • Russell, K. and Sodhi, R. S., “On Displacement Analysis of the RSSR-SS Mechanism,” Mechanics Based Design of Structures and Machines V 31, No. 2, 2003, (281-296).
  • Pak, K. G. and Sodhi, R. S., “Destructive Disassembly of Bolts and Screws by Impact Fracture,” SME Journal of Manufacturing Systems, Vol 21, Number 4, 2002, (316-324).
  • Russell, K. and Sodhi, R. S., “Instant Screw Axis Point Synthesis of the RRSS Mechanism, Journal Mechanism and Machine Theory, Vol 37, Issue 10, October 2002, (1117-1126).
  • Sodhi, R. S., Sonnennberg, M. and Das, S., “Evaluating the Unfastening Effort in Design for Disassembly and Servicability,” International Journal of Engineering Design, V 15, No.1, 2003.
  • Russell, K. and Sodhi, R. S., “Kinematic Synthesis of RRSC Mechanisms for Multi-Phase Finite and Multiply Separated Positions,” Trans of Canadian Society for Mech. Eng V 26, No. 2, 2003.
  • Sonnenberg, M. and Sodhi, R. S., “Influence of Fasteners On Disassembly of Products,” International Journal of Industrial Engineering, Vol 10, No.3 September 2003.
  • Russell, K. and Sodhi, R. S., “Kinematic Synthesis of RRSS Mechanisms for Multi-Phase Motion Generation with Tolerances,” Mechanism and Machine Theory, Vol 37, 2002, 279-294.
  • Russell and R. S. Sodhi, “Kinematic Synthesis of Adjustable RRSS Mechanisms for Multi-Phase Motion Generation,” Mechanism and Machine Theory, Vol. 36 pp. 939-952, 2001.
  • Sodhi, R. S., “Evaluation of Head and Neck Motion with the Hemispherical Shell Method,” International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics 25, pp. 683 –691, 2000.
  • Kim, H. J. and Sodhi, R. S., "Planar Circle-Point Equations for Finitely Separated Positions and Double-Point Positions," ASME Journal of Mechanical Design, Vol. 123, pp. 157-160, 2001.
  • Wang, S. and Sodhi, R. S., "Kinematic Synthesis of Adjustable Moving Pivot Four-Bar Mechanisms for Multi-Phase Motion Generation," Mechanism and Machine Theory, , V 31 No.4, 1996. (459-474).
  • Sodhi, R. S. and Kim, H. J., "A Unified Form of Spherical Circle-Point Equations for Finitely and Multiply Separated Positions," Journal of Applied Mechanisms and Robotics, Volume 4, No.3.
  • Kim, H. J., Sodhi, R. S., “Synthesis of Planar Four-Bar Mechanisms for Generating a Prescribed Coupler Curve with Five Precision Points," Jr of Applied Mechanisms and Robotics, V 3, N 2, 1996. 9-12.
  • Wang, S.,and Sodhi, R. S., "Kinematic Synthesis of Adjustable Crank Length Mechanisms for Three-Phase Motion Generation" Jr of App. Mechanisms and Robotics, V 2, No 3, 1995, (20-26).
  • Kim, H.J, and Sodhi, R. S., "Finitely and Infinitesimally Separated Position Synthesis of Spatial Mechanisms Using Screw Axes," Jr. of Applied Mechanisms and Robotics, V 2 No 1, 1995, (1-6).