October 25, 2017

Manish Kumar

PhD Student, CPDM

Project: Assessing effectiveness and sustainability in globally distributed manufacturing – case-study of solar photovoltaic (PV) panels.

Research Interests: Life Cycle Engineering, Sustainable Manufacturing, Design for Sustainability, Absolute Sustainability, Circular Economy

Educational Background

  • B.Tech (Mechanical Engineering), HPU Shimla.
  • M.E (Industrial Design), Punjab Engineering College, Chandigarh.


  1. Kumar, M., & Mani, M. (2023). Eco-effective sustainability assessment in buildings: Status and future directions for life cycle studies. In Journal of Physics: Conference Series (Vol. 2600, No. 15, p. 152017). IOP Publishing. 10.1088/1742-6596/2600/15/152017
  2. Kumar, M., & Mani, M. (2022). Sustainability Assessment in Manufacturing for Effectiveness: Challenges and Opportunities. Frontiers in Sustainability, 3. https://doi.org/10.3389/frsus.2022.837016
  3. Kumar, M., Mani., M. (2021). Sustainability assessment in manufacturing: perspectives, challenges, and solutions. In Gupta, K., and Salonitis, K., (Eds): Sustainable Manufacturing – Handbook in Advanced Manufacturing, Elsevier, 287-311. doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-818115-7.00013-4
  4. Kumar, M., and Mani, M. (2021). Towards an interdisciplinary framework for effective sustainability assessment in manufacturing. Procedia CIRP 98, (2021), 79-84. doi.org /10.1016/j.procir.2021.01.009
  5. Kumar, M., & Mani, M. (2019). A systems-based sustainability assessment framework to capture active impacts in product life cycle/manufacturing. Procedia Manufacturing33, 647-654. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.promfg.2019.04.081
  6. Kumar M., Mani M. (2018): Integrating active impacts in sustainability assessment in product (manufacturing) life cycle, 6th International Conference on Social Life Cycle Assessment. p38, Pescara (Italy)[pdf]
  7. Kumar M., Mani M. (2017) A Methodological Basis to Assess and Compare Manufacturing Processes for Design Decisions. In: Chakrabarti A., Chakrabarti D. (eds) Research into Design for Communities, Volume 2. ICoRD 2017. Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies, vol 66. Springer, Singapore. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-3521-0_26

E-mail: manishk@iisc.ac.in

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