Vikram Cariapa, Ph.D., P.E.


Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Haggerty Engineering, 244
(414) 288-3607
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Research Interests

  • Mass finishing
  • Design of prosthesis for spinal cord injury patients
  • Rapid prototyping processes
  • Design of implements for the elderly

Professional Preparation

Ph.D., 1985, Industrial Engineering, University of Arkansas 
M.S., 1982, Industrial Engineering, University of Arkansas 
M.E.P., 1977, Management Education Program, Indian Institute of Management 
B. Tech., 1969, Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology

Selected Recent Publications

Goldberg, J. R., Cariapa, V., Corliss, G. F., Kaiser, K. (2014). Benefits of Industry Involvement in Multidisciplinary Capstone Design Courses. International Journal of Engineering Education, 30 (1), 6-13.

Cariapa, V., Park, H., Kim, J., Cheng, C., Evaristo, A.E.B. “ Effect of Abrasive content in media wear and material removal rate in centrifugal disk mass finishing machine.”Transactions of the NAMRC, v36, 341-348. (2008).

Cariapa, V., Park, H., Kim, J., Cheng, C., Evaristo, A.E.B. “Development of a metal removal model using spherical ceramic media in a centrifugal disk mass finishing machine.” International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, 39: 92-106. (2008).

Stango, R.J., Cariapa, V., Zuzanski, M., “Contact zone force profile and machining performance of Filamentary brush.” Transactions of the ASME, Journal of Manufacturing Science & Engineering, Vol. 127, No. 1, pp. 217-226, (2005).



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