Behrokh Khoshnevis

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Behrokh Khoshnevis
Born Behrokh Khoshnevis
Occupation Professor at the USC
Known for The invention of Contour Crafting
Website
www.bkhoshnevis.com//

Behrokh Khoshnevis is a professor of Industrial & Systems Engineering, Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering and Civil & Environmental Engineering and is the Director of the Center for Rapid Automated Fabrication Technologies (CRAFT) at the University of Southern California (USC).

He is active in CAD/CAM-, robotics- and mechatronics-related research [1] projects that include the development of three novel 3D Printing processes called Contour Crafting,[2] SIS [3] and MPM. He is a Fellow member of the Society for Computer Simulation and a Fellow member of the Institute of Industrial Engineering. He is a senior member of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers.Khoshnevis is a NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) Fellow,[4] a Fellow member of the Society for Computer Simulation, and a Fellow member of the Institute of Industrial Engineers. In 2014, Khoshnevis was selected as the recipient of the Grand Prize of the Creating the Future design contest for invention of the Contour Crafting robotic construction technology. The program was organized by NASA Tech Briefs Media Group and sponsored by major industries including Intel and HP. The Grand Prize was given to only one of the more than 1000 globally competing technologies.[5][6]

Contour Crafting was selected as one of the top 25 out of more than 4000 candidate inventions by the History Channel Modern Marvels program and the National Inventor’s Hall of Fame; and has been identified as one of the major disruptive technologies of our time.[7]

His inventions have received worldwide attention media such as New York Times,[8] Los Angeles Times,[9] Business Week, Der Spiegel,[10] New Scientist,[11] and national and international television and radio networks.


Education[edit]

Khoshnevis received his B.S. degree in Industrial Engineering from Sharif University of Technology in 1974. He received his M.S in 1975 and his Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering and Management from Oklahoma State University in 1979.[12]

Academic Life[edit]

Khoshnevis's educational activities at USC include the teaching of a graduate course on Invention and Technology Development. He routinely conducts lectures and seminars on the subject of invention. He has supervised 25 Ph.D. theses and 4 post-doctoral researchers at USC.[13]

Inventions[edit]

Khoshnevis holds more than 60 patents worldwide in the field of robotics, automation, mechatronics systems for biomedical applications (e.g., restorative dentistry,[14] rehabilitation engineering, and tactile sensing devices) and autonomous mobile robots.[15]

Contour Crafting[edit]

Contour Crafting (CC) is a layered fabrication technology that can be used in automated construction of whole structures as well as subcomponents. Using this process, a single house or a colony of houses, each with possibly a different design, may be automatically constructed in a single run, imbedded in each house all the conduits for electrical, plumbing and air-conditioning [16]

SIS[edit]

SIS is an additive manufacturing (AM) technology in which parts are built layer-by-layer from a powder base material. The core idea of the SIS process is the prevention of selected areas of powder layers from sintering. SIS may be considered a contrary approach to the Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) process in which selected areas of powder are sintered by a fine laser beam. SIS takes advantage of bulk sintering in the body of the part, while inhibiting sintering at the part boundaries [17] .[18]

Awards, Achievements and Media[edit]

In 2014, Khoshnevis was selected as the recipient of the Grand Prize of the Creating the Future design contest for invention of the Contour Crafting robotic construction technology. The program was organized by NASA Tech Briefs Media Group and sponsored by major industries including Intel and HP. The Grand Prize was given to only one of the more than 1000 globally competing technologies.[19][20]

Contour Crafting was selected as one of the top 25 out of more than 4000 candidate inventions by the History Channel Modern Marvels program and the National Inventor’s Hall of Fame; and has been identified as one of the major disruptive technologies of our time.[21]

His inventions have received worldwide attention media such as New York Times,[22] Los Angeles Times,[23] Business Week, Der Spiegel,[24] New Scientist, and national and international television and radio networks.

In 2012, he featured in a TEDx presentation on automated construction has been ranked by the TED organization as one of top five among more than 30,000 TEDx talks and has been viewed over a million times (as of Dec 2013) and counting.[25] Khoshnevis was awarded Fellow status, NASA Innovative Advanced Concept (NIAC), 2011.

References[edit]

  1. ^ - Behrokh Khoshnevis
  2. ^ - Contour Crafting
  3. ^ - SIS
  4. ^ "Lunar Settlement: Piecing Together a Full Moon Picture". 
  5. ^ "Computerized 3D Construction Method Wins Global Design Contest". 
  6. ^ "NASA Tech Briefs 2014 Winners". 
  7. ^ "Robotic Construction by Contour Crafting". 
  8. ^ "Robots That Build (but Still Won’t Do Windows)". 
  9. ^ "Houses built by robot? If scientist gets his way". 
  10. ^ "Häuser aus dem Drucker". 
  11. ^ "Robot builder could 'print' houses". 
  12. ^ http://ise.usc.edu/directory/behrokh_khoshnevis.htm
  13. ^ http://www.bkhoshnevis.com/?page_id=24
  14. ^ http://www.bkhoshnevis.com/?project=cadcam-in-restorative-dentistry.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  15. ^ http://www.bkhoshnevis.com/?project=multiple-mobile-robots-in-manufacturing-assembly.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  16. ^ Khoshnevis, Behrokh (2004). "Automated construction by contour crafting—related robotics and information technologies". Automation in Construction 13 (1): 5–19. doi:10.1016/j.autcon.2003.08.012. 
  17. ^ U.S. Patent WO2001038061A (“Process of making a three-dimensional object”)
  18. ^ U.S. Patent EP1534461B1 (“Metallic parts fabrication using selective inhibition of sintering (sis)”)
  19. ^ "Computerized 3D Construction Method Wins Global Design Contest". 
  20. ^ "NASA Tech Briefs 2014 Winners". 
  21. ^ "Robotic Construction by Contour Crafting". 
  22. ^ "Robots That Build (but Still Won’t Do Windows)". 
  23. ^ "Houses built by robot? If scientist gets his way". 
  24. ^ "Häuser aus dem Drucker". 
  25. ^ "Contour Crafting: Automated Construction: Behrokh Khoshnevis at TEDxOjai".