Dr. Sarma is a Professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department. He graduated from the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur with his B Tech in 1989 and received his Masters from Carnegie Mellon University in 1992. He earned his Ph. D. from the University of California, Berkeley in 1995. Dr. Sarma began his career at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1996, after working for Schlumberger, Inc. and Lawrence Berkeley Laboratories.
In 1999, along with Dr. David Brock and Professor Sunny Siu, he co-founded The Auto-ID Center at MIT, which developed many of the technical concepts and standards prevalent in the RFID industry today. The center has now grown to 5 labs worldwide, including the University of Cambridge, Adelaide University, Keio University and Fudan University.
Dr. Sarma currently serves on the Boards of Governors for EPCglobal. He is a board member for OATSystems, a software company he helped found during his leave of absence from MIT 2004-2006. Dr. Sarma is also a trustee of the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council.
He is a recipient of the National Science Foundation Career Initiation Grant, the Cecil and Ida Green Career Development Chair at MIT, the Den Hartog Teaching Excellence Award, and the Joseph H. Keenan Award for Innovation in Undergraduate Education.
Principal Fields of Interest:
- Computer Aided Design; Solid Modeling; Computational Geometry; Computer Aided Manufacturing; Machine Tool Automation; Machine Tool Design;
- Automatic Identification; Radio Frequency Identification; Integrated Circuit Packaging; Enterprise Software; Supply Chain Management