Som Karamchetty, PHD, PE


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My current interests are in Engineering R&D and Management.

My focus is on developing new concepts and working with organizations interested in converting concepts into products, systems, and businesses.

I have recently filed a provisional application for a patent on the manufacturing processes for several Soya based sweets and will be glad to discuss joint venture arrangement.

I am actively working on

  • A patent application for a Solar PV system. I will be glad to discuss joint venture plans after I file the patent application.
  • A framework for an engineering model of the human body. I am keenly interested in suggesting the development of the model to medical and engineering researchers.
  • Several other ideas to file for patents.

Volunteer Email Business Counselor with SCORE.

Retired from the Board of Directors of Capital IIT Alumni Association.

Briefly about me:

  • Executive (GS-15 for 14 years)  at US Federal Government from 1988 to 2004
  • ARL Distinguished Professor at Naval Postgraduate School, 1996
  • Program Manager at EEA, 1988
  • Manager of Advanced Technology Projects at Martin Marietta Data Systems, 1985-87
  • Program Manager/Senior Systems Engineer at Mechnaical Technology Inc., 1980-85
  • Senior Engineer at MathTech, Inc., 1978-79
  • Senior Lecturer, The University of Newcastle Australia, 1969-1978
  • Visiting Professor, Drexel University, 1976
  • Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Technology, 1959-69.


My Current interests:

  • Engineering and Technology Management
  • Creating and Developing Ideas
  • Collaborating with others to convert ideas to products, applications, and systems

My areas of expertise:

  • Energy systems
  • Mechanical systems
  • Management
  • Business counseling

I am keenly interested in applying technologies to

  • Combat corruption
  • Improve governance
  • Create national and global wealth


Please contact me with real problems whose solutions will benefit you, me, and society.

I am a current member of the following societies.

American Socity of Mechnical Engineers (ASME)

Federal Executive Alumni Association (FEIAA)

National Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE)

Capital IIT Alumni Association

I used to be a member of several professional organizations.