Professor Emeritus
Aerospace Engineering
Mechanical Engineering

Phone: (480)965-6145
Office: GWC 458 (Map)


Jami J. Shah is Professor, Faculty of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering at Arizona State. He holds a Ph.D. in Mechanical Design from Ohio State and MS in Materials Engineering from Pitt. Prior to his academic career he worked in manufacturing industry for 6 years, designing mechanical equipment and chemical machinery. His research areas include: Design theory & methodology, design education, DfM/DfA, geometric computing, AI & Knowledge based systems and computational metrology. He is the co-author of 2 US patents, 2 books, and 250+ peer reviewed technical papers in professional journals and conferences. He is the founding chief editor of ASME Transaction, the Journal of Computing & Information Science in Engineering (JCISE) which he served in that capacity from 2001-2010.He is currently Area Editor of Research in Engineering Design. He was elected Fellow of ASME in 2001. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the 2008 ASME Design Automation award, Siemens Engineering Education Excellence Award 2003, Ohio State Outstanding Alumnus Award 2003 and the ASME CIE Lifetime Achievement Award. He served as the Head of “The Virtual Corporation”, an organization involving over 100 undergraduates from all disciplines, designing, building and marketing robotic devices for outdoor applications.


Ph.D., Mechanical Eng., Ohio State – 1984

Research Interests

Computer aided design and analysis, Design computing & software development, Artificial Intelligence & Knowledge based Systems (AI/KBS) applied to design/manufacturing problems, DfM, geometric tolerance modeling, engineering informatics,  Simulation software/FEA, Design theory & methodology, Cognitive studies of creativity & ideation.

Graduate Faculties

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

Honors and Awards

  • ASME CIE Lifetime Achievement Award, 2012
  • Boeing Performance Excellence Award, 2011
  • ICED2011 Reviewers Choice Award
  • ASME Design Automation Award, 2008
  • Siemens Outstanding CAD Educator Award, 2009
  • Best Paper Award, CIRP Tolerance conference, Annecy, FRANCE, 2009
  • ICED2009 Reviewers Choice award
  • Distinguished Alumnus Award, The Ohio State University, College of Engineering, 2003
  • Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 2001
  • Chief Editor, ASME Transactions, J. of Computing & Information Science in Engineering, 2000-2010
  • Editorial Advisory Board, Computer aided Design Journal (CAD), 2002-2006
  • Area Editor, Design Computing, Research in Design Journal
  • NASA/QSS Best Paper Award, ASME DfM Conference, 2002
  • Best Paper Award, ASME-EIM conference, 1996
  • Wakonse Teaching Fellow, 1991
  • External Advisor, GE Global Research, Manufacturing research projects, 2008 – present
  • Member, AIAG Automotive Industry Metrology Consortium, 2001- present