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Dr Venkatesh Chennam Vijay received his PhD in Engineering for extending Knowledge-Based Engineering (KBE) principles into engineering distance learning from Birmingham City University (BCU). Currently he is working as a Lecturer in the Electronic Engineering at Birmingham City University. At present Vijay is the module leader and has been delivering embedded systems module for second year electronics and biomedical students. He also module co-ordinates the mathematic module and workshop for engineering foundation students and further has being developing and module-coordinating MSc module Knowledge Based Engineering (KBE) for Automotive/Mechanical Masters students.
Vijay has developed various engineering educational demos including human robot collaboration, creative design space and an Augmented Reality (AR) based teaching and learning environment. All these developed demos are still being used in the faculty open days to inspire young school students in taking engineering as their career. From the start of 2017 Vijay has been travelling around schools in West Midlands in delivering working shop in the topic of “Future of visualization: Virtual and Augmented and Mixed Reality at its heart” in inspire young school students in engineering through new robotics and augmented/virtual reality technology.