Mariappan "Jawa" Jawaharlal, Ph.D.

Mariappan Jawaharlal Mariappan "Jawa" Jawaharlal, Ph.D.
Professor of Mechanical Engineering
California State Polytechnic University
3801 West Temple Avenue
Pomona, CA 91768
Phone: (909) 869-4127
Fax: (909) 869-4341

Bio Sketch

Dr. Mariappan Jawaharlal (Dr. Jawa) is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at California State Polytechnic University (Cal Poly Pomona). Before joining Cal Poly Pomona, Dr. Jawa founded and developed, Inc., an online supplemental education company focusing on K-12 math. Dr. Jawa also served as a faculty at Rowan University, NJ and General Motors Institute (renamed as Kettering University), MI. Dr. Jawa is recognized as an outstanding educator for his innovative and engaging teaching pedagogy.


Ph. D. Mechanical Engineering, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
M. S. (Honors) Mechanical Engineering, Peoples' Friendship University, Russia

Professional Experience

Professor, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, CA - 2009 to present
Associate Professor, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, CA - 2003 to 2009
Interim Director, Center for Community Service Learning, Cal Poly Pomona, CA - Winter, Spring, 2009
E-Learning Director, Experia Solutions Inc., Minneapolis, MN - 2001 to 2003
Founder and President, APlusStudent Inc., Mt. Laurel, NJ - 1999 to 2002
Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Rowan University , Glassboro, NJ - 1997 to 1999
Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, General Motors Institute, Flint, MI - 1994 to 1997
Scientist, Gas Turbine Research Establishment (GTRE), Bangalore
Machine Tool Designer, Central Machine Tool Institute (CMTI), Bangalore


Northrop Grumman Excellence in Teaching Award, 2010
Fellow, Biomimicry Institute, 2010

Innovative Design Educator
, October 2009, California Legislature (Assemblyman Curt Hagman)
Professor of the Year,  2008-2009, ASME and Pi Tau Sigma
Eminent Engineer
, Tau Beta Pi, Initiated into California Nu 2008
Recognized for Outstanding Engineering Community Service
by US Senator Barbara Boxer
Outstanding Professors at GMI
, Recognized by Student publication Technician as one of the outstanding professors at GMI. Honored for being an effective and caring teacher, 1996
ASME Curriculum Innovation Award, Recognized for exemplary innovations in engineering education. Awarded for developing and implementing an innovative sophomore level course, 1996
Nominated for ASEE Dove Outstanding Young Faculty Award, GMI
Rodes Professorship Award for outstanding teaching and research activities, GMI, Award consists of a certificate and $5,000, 1996



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