Swami Karunamoorthy

Swami Karunamoorthy

Pronouns: He/him/his
Professor of Practice

Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science

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DSc, Washington University in St. Louis, 1985


Leads the ABET accreditation process for the undergraduate engineering programs


Swami Karunamoorthy’s research areas include Helicopter Dynamics, Applied Aerodynamics, Mechanics of Solids, Composites, Kinematics, Engineering Education, Assessment methods for program continuous improvement. He is the author of several publications in these areas.


Swami Karunamoorthy received his bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in the area of aerospace engineering from India. He received his doctoral degree from the department of mechanical engineering at Washington University in St. Louis. Prior to that, he worked as a Design Engineer in the Dynamics Group of Helicopter Design Bureau, Hindustan Aeronautical Ltd, Bangalore, India.

Since his graduation from Washington University, Karunamoorthy worked at Saint Louis University as a faculty member in the department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering. During that time he held several positions including Director of Mechanical Engineering Program, Chair of the Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, and Associate Dean of Engineering.

Karunamoorthy joined the faculty of the Department of Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science at Washington University in July 2014. He also coordinates the ABET accreditation of all engineering programs within the McKelvey School of Engineering. Currently he also serves as ABET Program Evaluator and also as a Commissioner of Engineering Accreditation Commission.

Karunamoorthy is a Fellow of ASME, Associate Fellow of AIAA, Member of AHS and ASEE. He served as the Chair of ASME – St. Louis Section and Regional Vice President of AHS. Currently he serves in the national Committee on Engineering Accreditation of ASME.