Dr. Rahul Caprihan
Professor & Head
Educational Qualification: B.Sc.(Engg.) (Mechanical Engg.), M.E.(Production & Industrial Engg.), Ph.D.
Area of Specialization: Flexible & Virtual Cellular Manufacturing, Lean Manufacturing, Supply Chain Management


Dr. Rahul Caprihan is Professor & Head in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. He holds a Bachelors and a Doctoral Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the DEI, and a Masters Degree in Production and Industrial Engineering from the University of Roorkee (now Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee), India. Professor Caprihan's research interests are in Flexible Manufacturing Systems, Virtual Cellular Manufacturing, Lean Manufacturing, Supply Chain Management, Discrete Simulation, Fuzzy Logic, Particle Swarm and Quantum Computing applications in the performance modelling and analysis of FMS / VCM / SCM Systems. His publications have appeared in several International / National conferences and journals including the International Journal of Flexible Manufacturing Systems, International Journal of Production Research, International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, Computers and Industrial Engineering, Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Systems, International Journal of Manufacturing Technology and Management, Journal of Advances in Management Research, and the DEIJSER. Over the years, his research has been supported by different funding agencies including the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, and the All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE).

Professor Caprihan has been an Associate Editor on the board of the International Journal of Flexible Manufacturing Systems, Springer, is on the Editorial Board as a Member of the International Journal of Systemics, Cybernetics and Informatics, USA, and is the Editor (Engineering and Technology) of the DEI Journal of Science and Engineering Research. He has been a Program Committee Member and / or Session Chair for several International / National Conferences, and has served as an ad-hoc referee for many international and national journals of repute. 

Professor Caprihan has been a BOYSCAST Visiting Scholar to the University of Michigan’s Ross Business School, Ann Arbor, USA from 1998 through 1999, a Visiting Researcher at the School of Engineering and Technology, Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand in 2006, has twice been a Visiting Professor at the Lean Operations Research Centre at the University of Groningen, The Netherlands, from January through July in 2009, and then again from May through June, 2010.  He was a Visiting Professor at the HAN University of Applied Sciences, The Netherlands from May through June, 2014, and then again from May through June, 2018.

Professor Caprihan is the Coordinator of the DEI Entrepreneurship Virtual Incubation Cell at DEI.  He spearheaded the Training & Placement initiatives in the Faculty of Engineering, DEI, from 2004 till 2015; he was the Coordinator of the Cooperative Education (Co-op) Program at DEI from its inception in 2013 to 2020.

Professor Caprihan is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers (India).

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