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Sunand Bhattacharya, M.S.

Sunand Bhattacharya


B.S., National Institute of Design
M.S., Ohio State University

Select Courses Taught

Affordable Design & Entrepreneurship
User-Oriented Collaborative Design

Areas Of Interest

Collaboration between designers and engineers
Distributed design via the cloud
Social impact design


Sunand Bhattacharya is a consulting learning architect for design based education and a practicing educator. Most recently, as part of the Autodesk Education Experience Group, Sunand Bhattacharya led its Learning Futures team. In this role, he was globally responsible for the strategy, management and evangelization of Autodesk’s future influence advocacy in design related STEAM and engineering education.

Prior to Autodesk, Sunand was the principal and co-founding partner of Arjuna Learning Designs LLC., a firm specializing in the creation of interactive learning objects to enhance quality of teaching and learning for name brand publishing houses. He is also a tenured professor of industrial design, and has held executive positions at, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. Sunand is a recipient of the Innovative Excellence in Teaching, Learning, and Technology award from The International Conference on College Teaching and Learning.

Sunand is a graduate in Industrial Design from the National Institute of Design (NID) in India and holds his terminal graduate degree in Industrial Design and Human Factors from The Ohio State University.