Rohith J K

P.hD. Student and Research Assistant

EME 1212




I began my engineering career in India at BS Abdur Rahman University, where I studied Mechanical Engineering and obtained my Bachelor’s degree in 2017. My first industrial experience was as an intern at Festo India Limited. My Bachelor’s Capstone project focused on designing and constructing a “Smart Intravenous Device” for local hospitals. I was awarded a grant of 25,000 CAD through Texas Instruments and the Department of Science and Technology of India for my Capstone project. Subsequently, I worked with a few start-up companies as a product design engineer.

In 2019, I was awarded a junior research fellowship at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras, where I gained experience in academic research in the fields of additive manufacturing, tribology, and mechatronics. In 2020, I founded Madras Scientific Research Foundation, an NGO with a small team dedicated to sharing technical knowledge with rural India and underprivileged students worldwide. I am currently working with the CRNO at UBCO on advanced additive manufacturing and its potential applications in the manufacturing of bio-composites and Industry 4.0.

In the context of Industry 5.0, I developed an Augmented Reality (AR) model for temperature control, which has various applications such as warehouse management and composites manufacturing. For more details, please check the YouTube link.

In 2023, I completed my Master of Applied Science (MASc) degree from UBC, specializing in additive manufacturing optimization and immersive technology. During my master’s academic year, I was awarded various scholarships, including MITACS, and collaborated with Perfit Dental Solutions. Additionally, I received the Hi-Fi grant under the supervision of Dr. Milani, worth 25,000 CAD. I also served as the vice president of TA and RA at Engineering Graduate Students Society and also mentored undergraduate students in research through the MURPH program.

I am currently pursuing my Ph.D. in sustainable manufacturing via Industry 4.0. Meanwhile, I co-founded Vantech Technologies, a medical product development company, with the help of Dr. Malini at CRNO and UBC. I have also received various grants, such as the IEI and e@UBC Pitch grants.

Throughout my engineering career, I have gained valuable experience in various capacities at the university, worked with diverse teams, and made enriched my knowledge through research in the fields of additive manufacturing, sustainable manufacturing, and immersive technology.


  • P.hD., Mechanical Engineering, UBC, Canada
  • MASc, Mechanical Engineering, UBC, Canada
  • BASc, Mechanical Engineering, Abdur Rahman University, India

Research Interests

  • MEMS and Sensor Development
  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Bio-Composite Design
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Educational Technology