Dr. Amar Behera

Associate Professor

Product design, Internet of Things (IoT), Industry 4.0
Engineering informatics, Multi-robot systems, Smart manufacturing
Flexible sheet metal forming, Bio-medical devices, Complex engineered systems


Ph.D. (KU Leuven), M.S. (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
M.Tech., B.Tech., Minor (IIT Kharagpur)


Dr Amar Kumar Behera is an associate professor at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur. Previously, Dr Behera worked in the United Kingdom at the University of Greenwich and University of Chester as a senior lecturer and program leader. He has extensive international working experience in the US, Belgium, India, Northern Ireland and England. Teaching areas primarily include design and materials, computer aided design and manufacture, mechanics, mechatronics and robotics, manufacturing automation and control systems with research interests in complex engineered systems, biomedical devices, Industry 4.0, digital twins, advanced manufacturing, multi-robot systems, new product development and design informatics. Previously, Dr Behera also worked as a lecturer at Queen’s University Belfast and as a research fellow at the University of Nottingham and University of Leeds. Dr Behera has served on several external and internal academic panels and is an external examiner at different universities. With over 15 years of working experience in the UK, India, USA and Belgium, his research has attracted significant industry interest and he currently has 10+ enlisted partners including PECM Systems, Seagate, GE, Airbus, Magellan, Singapore Aerospace Manufacturing, CUBIS Systems, etc. He has also successfully obtained a number of grants from EPSRC and industrial partners.


Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy
Featured in “Materials World” article, April 2022, “Metal forming in minutes”, https://www.iom3.org/resource/sheet-metal-forming-in-minutes.html
External Panel Member, Validation event, BEng Mechanical & Mechatronics Engineering, University of Hertfordshire, June 2021
Vice-President, PhD Society Leuven, June 2010-September 2011
Editor, The Voice, Leuven, 2010-2011
Grants –
Evolving the designs of functionally resilient complex engineered systems, IIT Kanpur, 08/23 - present
Evolving the designs of functionally resilient multi-robot systems, University of Chester, 12/19 – 06/22
Designing functionally resilient multi-robot systems for smart cities and national infrastructure, EPSRC Network + grant, University of Sheffield, 09/18 – 08/19
Desktop hybrid manufacturing system, EPSRC Impact Acceleration grant, 07/18 – 05/19