K.P Rajurkar received his MS degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1978 and his PhD in Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics in 1981, both from Michigan Tech. He received his BS degree with honors from Jabalpur University, India, in 1966. Dr. Rajurkar is Mohr Professor of Engineering at the College of Engineering and Technology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln and is the Director of the Nontraditional Manufacturing Research Center, Professor of Industrial and Management Systems Engineering Department, and Chairman of the Manufacturing Systems Program of the College of Engineering and Technology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
In the past he has worked as Associate Professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and as Assistant Professor at Michigan Technological University. Dr. Rajurkar has more than 70 refereed publications and nearly 80 technically edited papers which were published in conference proceedings. Dr. Rajurkar serves as a reviewer for several professional journals and is an Associate Editor of the ASME Journal of Engineering for Industry and Chairman of the Scientific Committee of the NAMRI/SME. He is also on the Board of Directors of the North American Manufacuring Research Institute. Dr. Rajurkar has received awards for research and teaching and in 1995 was awarded the Machine Tool and Gage Award of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
From 2002 Induction to the Department of Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics Academy