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Khanjan Mehta

Assistant Professor

Affiliation(s):

  • School of Engineering Design, Technology and Professional Programs

213U Hammond Building

krm209@psu.edu

814-863-4426

Personal or Departmental Website

Research Areas:

Engineering Design, Humanitarian Engineering and Social Entrepreneurship

Interest Areas:

Social entrepreneurship, Innovative System Integration, High-tech entrepreneurship, Design for extreme affordability, Systems Thinking, Indigenous knowledge, Social networks, Educational assessment, Cell phones, Social capital and trust.

 
 

 

Education

  • Diploma, Industrial Electonics, MSBTE, Mumbai, India, 1998
  • Bachelors in Engineering (BE), Electronics Engineering, University of Mumbai, India, 2001
  • MS, Electrical Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, 2003

Publications

Books

  • Khanjan Mehta, 2015, Solving Problems that Matter (and Getting Paid for It), Createspace, pp. 374
  • Khanjan Mehta, 2013, The Kochia Chronicles: Systemic Challenges and the Foundations of Social Innovation
  • David Uhler, Khanjan Mehta and Jennifer L Wong, 2013, Mobile Computing, Applications, and Services, Springer

Book, Chapters

  • Steve Suffian, Rachel Dzombak and Khanjan Mehta, 2016, Future Directions for Nonconventional and Vernacular Material Research and Applications, Woodhead Publishing Limited
  • Khanjan Mehta, 2014, Penn State Humanitarian Engineering and Social Entrepreneurship Program, Edward Elgar Publishing, pp. 376 - 381
  • Khanjan Mehta, 2014, The Humanitarian Engineering and Social Entrepreneurship Program at Pennsylvania State University: An Academically Driven Model of Cross-Sector Collaboration to Create Sustainable Value for Developing Communities, United States Army War College Press, Carlisle, PA, USA, pp. 487 – 496
  • Khanjan Mehta, 2012, The Philosophy and Praxis of Convergence to Shape an Emergent High-Impact Learning Through Service Program, IJSLE, NCIIA, pp. 114-144
  • Eduardo Fayos-solà, Duarte B Morais, Ernie Heath, Mapula Tlhagale, Fay Cobb Payton, Kate Martin, Khanjan Mehta and John Bass, 2012, People-First Tourism, Emerald Group Publishing Limited, pp. 115–128

Journal Articles

  • Khanjan Mehta, Sarah E Zappe, Mary Lynn Brannon and Yu Zhao, 2016, "An Educational and Entrepreneurial Ecosystem to Actualize Technology-Based Social Ventures", Advances in Engineering Education, 5, (1)
  • Rachel Dzombak, Sally Mouakkad and Khanjan Mehta, 2016, "Motivations of Women Participating in a Technology-Based Social Entrepreneurship Program", Advances in Engineering Education, 5, (1)
  • Mena Abdelmalek, Bilaal Ahmed, Stephanie Ashbaugh and Khanjan Mehta, 2016, "Health Knowledge and Health Practices in Makeni, Sierra Leone: A Community- Based Household Survey", International Health
  • Molly Eckman, Chris Gigliotti, Staci Sutermaster, Peter Butler and Khanjan Mehta, 2016, "Using Handgrip Strength to Screen for Diabetes in the Developing World", Journal of Medical Engineering and Technology, 40, (1), pp. 8-14
  • Shruthi Baskaran and Khanjan Mehta, 2016, "What is Innovation Anyway? Youth Perspectives from Resource-Constrained Environments", Technovation
  • Sharmila Sandirasegarane, Staci Sutermaster, Alyssa Gill and Khanjan Mehta, 2016, "Context-Driven Entrepreneurial Education in Vocational Schools", International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training
  • D. Pustay, P. Munyua and Khanjan Mehta, 2015, "Strategies to Support Non-communicable Disease Interventions: A Case Study", International Journal of Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship, 3, (5), pp. 353-361
  • E. Stokes, C. Lauff, E. Eldridge, A. Nassar and Khanjan Mehta, 2015, "Income Generation Activities of Rural Kenyan Women", Journal of Sustainable Development, 8, (8), pp. 42-55
  • Irena Gorski, Eric Obeyesekare, Careen Yarnal and Khanjan Mehta, 2015, "Responsible Engagement: Building a Culture of Concern", Journal of Community Engagement and Scholarship, 8, (2), pp. 16-22
  • Khanjan Mehta, Irena Gorski, Chang Liu, Suzanne E Weinstein, Charles Ronald Brua and Adam Christensen, 2015, "Expanding Engagement Opportunities at a Large Land-Grant Research University: The Engagement Ecosystem Model", Journal of Community Engagement and Scholarship, 8, (2), pp. 44-58
  • Selva Jeganathan, Molly Eckman and Khanjan Mehta, 2015, "Review of Household Grain Storage Systems for Smallholders", Agrarian Frontiers, 3, (1), pp. 1-11
  • Stephen Suffian, Jeffrey Lackey, Dzombak Rachel and Khanjan Mehta, 2015, "Demonstrating Demand for Preventive Health Services in Rural Kenya", Journal of Humanitarian Engineering, 3, (1), pp. 24-35
  • Joshua Bram, Boyd Warwick-Clark, Eric Obeysekare and Khanjan Mehta, 2015, "Utilization and Monetization of Health Care Data in Developing Countries", Big Data, 3, (2), pp. 59-66
  • Rachel Dzombak, Khanjan Mehta and Peter J Butler, 2015, "An Example-Centric Tool for Context-Driven Design of Biomedical Devices", Advances in Engineering Education, 4, (3), pp. 1-32
  • Kory Hansen, Jin Ju Kim, Stephen Suffian and Khanjan Mehta, 2015, "Leveraging informal lending mechanisms to facilitate technology transfer and microenterprise in developing countries", Technology in Society, 41, pp. 65–75
  • T Irwin, SJ Ashbaugh and Khanjan Mehta, 2015, "Knowledge of diabetes mellitus among community health workers in rural Kenya", Annals of Global Health, 81, (1), pp. 91
  • Shayne T Bement and Khanjan Mehta, 2015, "The Feasibility of Rice Bags and Ground Tarp Plastics as Low-Cost and Locally-Available Alternatives to Greenhouse Glazing", Journal of Sustainable Development, 8, (6), pp. 162-173
  • Molly Eckman, Ellie Kriner, Khanjan Mehta, Kevin Prucino, Meng Lian, Xiling Tang and Jeffrey Michael Erickson, 2015, "Legal Concerns with Academic Engagement Programs in Developing Countries", International Journal for Service Learning in Engineering, Humanitarian Engineering and Social Entrepreneurship, 10, (2), pp. 18–28
  • Jessie Lissenden, Siri Maley and Khanjan Mehta, 2015, "An Era of Appropriate Technology: Evolutions, Oversights and Opportunities", Journal of Humanitarian Engineering, 3, (1), pp. 8-16
  • Samir Patel, Siri Maley and Khanjan Mehta, 2014, "APPROPRIATE TECHNOLOGIES IN THE GLOBALIZED WORLD: FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS", IEEE Technology and Society Magazine, 33, (1), pp. 19-26
  • Andrew Hinton, Kate Ortbal and Khanjan Mehta, 2014, "The Praxis of Grassroots Diplomacy For Social Entrepreneurship", International Journal for Service Learning in Engineering, Humanitarian Engineering and Social Entrepreneurship, 9, (2), pp. 116–134
  • Rachel Dzombak, Chanakya Mehta, Khanjan Mehta and Sven G Bilen, 2014, "The relevance of systems thinking in the quest for multifinal social enterprises", Systemic Practice and Action Research, 27, (6), pp. 593–606
  • Sylvia Owiny, Khanjan Mehta and Audrey N Maretzki, 2014, "The Use of Social Media Technologies to Create, Preserve, and Disseminate Indigenous Knowledge and Skills to Communities in East Africa", International Journal of Communication, 8, pp. 233-247
  • Krista Liguori, Molly Eckman and Khanjan Mehta, 2014, "Reflections on Multidisciplinary Teamwork: From Experience to Impact", International Journal for Service Learning in Engineering, Humanitarian Engineering and Social Entrepreneurship, pp. 283–299
  • Richard Zang, Meryn Robinson, Stephanie Jeong, Stephen Suffian and Khanjan Mehta, 2014, "A Typology of Revenue Models for Community Health Worker Programs", International Journal for Service Learning in Engineering, Humanitarian Engineering and Social Entrepreneurship, 9, (2), pp. 93–105
  • Samir Patel, Siri Maley and Khanjan Mehta, 2014, "Appropriate Technologies in the Globalized World: FAQs [Commentary]", Technology and Society Magazine, IEEE, 33, (1), pp. 19–26
  • Sarah Krisher, Alison Riley and Khanjan Mehta, 2014, "Designing breathalyser technology for the developing world: how a single breath can fight the double disease burden", Journal of medical engineering & technology, 38, (3), pp. 156–163
  • Jillian Zankowski, Yixin Sun, Abdalla Nassar and Khanjan Mehta, 2014, "Gutter Design and Business Development for Domestic Rainwater Harvesting Systems: A Case Study", International Journal for Service Learning in Engineering, Humanitarian Engineering and Social Entrepreneurship, 9, (1), pp. 64–78
  • M. Ghen, A. Shovlin, P. Simpson and Khanjan Mehta, 2013, "Challenges to Medical Data Digitization in Low-Resource Contexts"
  • S. Schopman, K. Kalchthaler, R. Mathern, Khanjan Mehta and P. Butler, 2013, "Ruggedizing Biomedical Devices for Field-Testing in Resource-Constrained Environments: Context, Issues and Solutions", Journal of Humanitarian Engineering, 2, (1), pp. 17-25
  • S. Suffian, A. De Reus, C. Eckard, A. Copley and Khanjan Mehta, 2013, "Agricultural Technology Commercialization: Stakeholders, Business Models and Abiotic Stressors: Part 1", International Journal of Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation, 2, (5), pp. 415-437
  • Stephen Suffian, Arianna De Reus, Curtis Eckard, Amy Copley and Khanjan Mehta, 2013, "Agricultural technology commercialisation: stakeholders, business models, and abiotic stressors–Part 2", International Journal of Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation, 2, (5), pp. 561-577
  • Stephen Suffian, Arianna DeReus, Curtis Eckard, Amy Copley and Khanjan Mehta, 2013, "Agricultural Technology Commercialization: Stakeholders, Business Models and Abiotic Stressors: Part 2", International Journal of Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation, 2, (5), pp. 561-577
  • Shengnan Chen, Alice Cheng and Khanjan Mehta, 2013, "A review of telemedicine business models", Telemedicine and e-Health, 19, (4), pp. 287–297
  • Khanjan Mehta, Theodore R Alter, Ladislaus M Semali and Audrey Maretzki, 2013, "AcademIK Connections: Bringing Indigenous Knowledge and Perspectives into the Classroom", Journal of Community Engagement and Scholarship, 6, (2), pp. 83–91
  • Stephen Suffian, Arianna De Reus, Curtis Eckard, Amy Copley and Khanjan Mehta, 2013, "Agricultural technology commercialisation: stakeholders, business models, and abiotic stressors–Part 1", International Journal of Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation, 2, (5), pp. 415–437
  • Ashley Francis, Abdalla Nassar and Khanjan Mehta, 2013, "Are we formal yet? The evolving role of informal lending mechanisms to support entrepreneurship and poverty alleviation in central Kenya", International Journal of Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation, 2, (2), pp. 109–129
  • Ryan Michael Mathern, Sarah Schopman, Kyle Kalchthaler, Khanjan Mehta and Peter J Butler, 2013, "Design of affordable and ruggedized biomedical devices using virtual instrumentation", Journal of medical engineering & technology, 37, (4), pp. 237–251
  • Michael Henry, Siri Maley and Khanjan Mehta, 2013, "Designing a Low-Cost Ceramic Water Filter Press", International Journal for Service Learning in Engineering, Humanitarian Engineering and Social Entrepreneurship, 8, (1), pp. 62–77
  • BRIANNA Buehler, RENE Ruggiero and Khanjan Mehta, 2013, "Empowering Community Health Workers with Technology Solutions", Technology and Society Magazine, IEEE, 32, (1), pp. 44–52
  • Khanjan Mehta and Rachel Dzombak, 2013, "Ethical decision-making and grassroots diplomacy for social entrepreneurs: concepts, methodologies and cases", International Journal of Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation, 2, (3), pp. 203–224
  • Rosie Qin, Rachel Dzombak, Roma Amin and Khanjan Mehta, 2013, "Reliability of a telemedicine system designed for rural Kenya", Journal of primary care & community health, 4, (3), pp. 177–181
  • Sarah Schopman, Kyle Kalchthaler, Ryan Malthern, Khanjan Mehta and Peter J Butler, 2013, "Ruggedising biomedical devices for field-testing in resource-constrained environments: Context, issues and solutions", Journal of Humanitarian Engineering, 2, (1), pp. 17-25
  • Sarah E Smith, John T Ludwig, Vernon M Chinchilli, Khanjan Mehta and José A Stoute, 2013, "Use of Telemedicine to Diagnose Tinea in Kenyan Schoolchildren", TELEMEDICINE and e-HEALTH, 19, (3), pp. 166–168
  • Rachel Dzombak and Khanjan Mehta, 2013, "Scholarly Advances in Humanitarian Engineering and Social Entrepreneurship: A Typology of Research Publications", International Journal for Service Learning in Engineering, Humanitarian Engineering and Social Entrepreneurship, pp. 98–116
  • Carey Bell, Rachel Dzombak, Tara Sulewski and Khanjan Mehta, 2012, "Preparing and Complying with Institutional Review Board Protocols for Integrated Research and Entrepreneurship Ventures in Developing Countries", Journal of Ethics and Entrepreneurship, 2, (1), pp. 21–35
  • Ladislaus M Semali and Khanjan Mehta, 2012, "Science education in Tanzania: Challenges and policy responses", International Journal of Educational Research, 53, pp. 225–239
  • Tara Sulewski, Rachel Dzombak, Carey Bell and Khanjan Mehta, 2012, "Systemic and systematic assessment methodology for technology-based social enterprises", International Journal for Service Learning in Engineering, Humanitarian Engineering and Social Entrepreneurship, 7, (2), pp. 13–34
  • DB Morais, E Heath, M Tlhagale, FC Payton, K Martin, Khanjan Mehta and J Bass, 2012, "Concept Testing People-First Tourism in Rural South Africa", Knowledge Management in Tourism: Policy and Governance Applications Bridging Tourism Theory and Practice, 4, pp. 115–128
  • Samir Patel and Khanjan Mehta, 2011, "Life’s Principles as a Framework for Designing Successful Social Enterprises", Journal of Social Entrepreneurship, 2, (2), pp. 218–230
  • Khanjan Mehta, Audrey Maretzki and Ladislaus Semali, 2011, "The primacy of trust in the social networks and livelihoods of women agro-entrepreneurs in northern Tanzania", African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development, 11, (6)
  • Adam Brown, Steve Garguilo and Khanjan Mehta, 2011, "The relentless pursuit of financial capital for micro-enterprises: importance of trust and social capital", International Journal for Service Learning in Engineering, Humanitarian Engineering and Social Entrepreneurship, 6, (2), pp. 78–97
  • Chanakya Mehta and Khanjan Mehta, 2011, "A Design Space and Business Strategy Exploration Tool for Infrastructure-based Ventures in Developing Communities.", International Journal for Service Learning in Engineering, Humanitarian Engineering and Social Entrepreneurship, 6, (2), pp. 30–57
  • Khanjan Mehta, Ladislaus Semali and Audrey Maretzki, 2011, "Trust, Cellphones, Social Networks and Agricultural Entrepreneurship in East Africa: A Dynamic Interdependenc", African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development, 11, (6), pp. 5373-5388
  • A. Fleishman, J. Wittig, A. Baxter, J. Milnes, J. Moreau and Khanjan Mehta, 2010, "Validation Process for a Social Entrepreneurial Venture in Tanzania: A Case Study", International Journal for Service Learning in Engineering: Humanitarian Engineering and Social Entrepreneurship, 5, (1)
  • Stephen Garguilo, Matt Prindible, Andrew Okello Syata and Khanjan Mehta, 2010, "Labor hiring practices and produce supply chains in rural Kenya: the case for WishVast networking", International Journal for Service Learning in Engineering, Humanitarian Engineering and Social Entrepreneurship, 5, (1), pp. 111–127

Conference Proceedings

  • Eran Brown, Nick Natoli, Rich McLaughlin and Khanjan Mehta, 2015, "Pathways and Barriers to Diabetes Screening: Observations from Rural Kenya"
  • Alison Ranslow, Dan Crompton, Khanjan Mehta, Peter Butler and Jim Adair, 2015, "Empowering Community Health Workers With Inkjet-Printed Diagnostic Test Strip"
  • Kelly Carey, Joanna Kinney, Molly Eckman, Abdalla Nassar and Khanjan Mehta, 2015, "Chang’aa Culture and Process: Detecting Contamination in a Killer Brew"
  • Alison Riley, Sarah Krisher and Khanjan Mehta, 2015, "Breath and Air Analysis: Applications in Resource-Poor Settings"
  • Megan A Biek, Wanchen Chung and Khanjan Mehta, 2015, "Affordable greenhouses: A tool to increase farmers’ adaptive capacity to climate change", pp. 321–325
  • Nicholas Frazzette, Jennifer Dobson, Arwa Mukhtar, Bridget Burt, Janak Jethva, James H Adair and Khanjan Mehta, 2015, "Can we manufacture diagnostic test strips using an Inkjet printer?", pp. 431–436
  • Aya Bseiso, Brett Abele, Shae Ferguson, Peter Lusch and Khanjan Mehta, 2015, "A decision support tool for greenhouse farmers in low-resource settings", pp. 292–297
  • Brienna Phillips, Gabrielle Zingalis, Sarah Ritter and Khanjan Mehta, 2015, "A review of current upper-limb prostheses for resource constrained settings", pp. 52–58
  • Martin Marino, Shaan Pattni, Max Greenberg, Alex Miller, Emma Hocker, Sarah Ritter and Khanjan Mehta, 2015, "Access to prosthetic devices in developing countries: Pathways and challenges", pp. 45–51
  • Corinne Dally, Daniel Johnson, Moriah Canon, Sarah Ritter and Khanjan Mehta, 2015, "Characteristics of a 3D-printed prosthetic hand for use in developing countries", pp. 66–70
  • Brittany Schraeder, Eva Bonta, Eric Obeysekare and Khanjan Mehta, 2015, "Co-located community health and economic activity centers", pp. 144–151
  • Michael King, Brienna Phillips, Marc Shively, Venkatesh Raman, Aaron Fleishman, Sarah Ritter and Khanjan Mehta, 2015, "Optimization of prosthetic hand manufacturing", pp. 59–65
  • Molly Eckman, Chris Gigliotti, Staci Sutermaster and Khanjan Mehta, 2014, "Get a grip! Handgrip strength as a health screening tool", IEEE, pp. 242–248
  • Greg Wenner, Martin Marino, Eric Obeysekare and Khanjan Mehta, 2014, "Making data collection in low-resource contexts intuitive, fun, and interactive", pp. 49–56
  • Kelsey A Czyzyk, Shayne T Bement, William F Dawson and Khanjan Mehta, 2014, "Quantifying water savings with greenhouse farming", IEEE, pp. 325–332
  • Krista Liguori, Abdalla Nassar and Khanjan Mehta, 2014, "An Interactive Nutritional Guide to develop low-cost healthy meals while sustaining indigenous foods", IEEE, pp. 145–151
  • Holly Cardillo, Jennifer Kohler, Ellie Kriner and Khanjan Mehta, 2014, "Applications of Wood’s Lamp technology to detect skin infections in resource-constrained settings", IEEE, pp. 548–554
  • Jonathan Callan, Phillip Sundin, Stephen Suffian and Khanjan Mehta, 2014, "Designing sustainable revenue models for CHW-centric entrepreneurial ventures", IEEE, pp. 687–693
  • Laurel Paul, Grace Warkulwiz, Abdalla Nassar and Khanjan Mehta, 2014, "Importance of Interactive Small Group Discussions to Educate Community Health Workers", Procedia Engineering, Elsevier, 78, pp. 299–305
  • Katelyn Holmes, Stephen Suffian, Jeffrey D Lackey and Khanjan Mehta, 2014, "Pilot Results of a Health Social Franchise in Rural Kenya: Evidence of Sustainable Livelihood Creation", Procedia Engineering, Elsevier, 78, pp. 200–207
  • Danielle Trause, Sarah Peterson, Nathan Doty, Alyssa Liguori, Katelyn Holmes, Linda Kanzleiter and Khanjan Mehta, 2014, "The Diverse Roles of Community Health Workers: Cues for Technology Innovations", Procedia Engineering, Elsevier, 78, pp. 208–217
  • Jerrel Gilliam, Abdalla Nassar and Khanjan Mehta, 2014, "Failure Modes for Agricultural Technology Ventures in Developing Countries"
  • Grace Warkulwiz, Laurel Paul and Khanjan Mehta, 2014, "Efficacy of knowledge transfer and exchange between CHWs and community members in low resource settings", pp. 36–40
  • Debbie Brock, S Steiner and Khanjan Mehta, 2014, "Harnessing the Power of Field-Validated Business Models to Achieve Social Impact in Technology-Based Social Ventures"
  • Kartikeya Bajpai, Janelle B Larson and Khanjan Mehta, 2013, "Like a hustler: aligning intervention design with informal labor practices", pp. 177–184
  • Shayne T Bement, Abdalla R Nassar and Khanjan Mehta, 2013, "The feasibility of rice bags as a low-cost and locally available alternative to greenhouse glazing", IEEE, pp. 254–259
  • Rachel Dzombak, Chanakya Mehta, Khanjan Mehta and Sven G Bilen, 2013, "The praxis of systems thinking for concurrent design space and business strategy exploration", pp. 438–446
  • Jenna Johnstone, Brian Bacik, Shannon Burke, Rachel Dzombak, Khanjan Mehta and Peter J Butler, 2013, "Design of a low-cost dermascope for resource-poor settings", IEEE, pp. 314–320
  • Alex Shovlin, Mike Ghen, Peter Simpson and Khanjan Mehta, 2013, "Challenges facing medical data digitization in low-resource contexts", IEEE, pp. 365–371
  • Jillian Zankowski, Yixin Sun, Chiyan Poon, Emily Passauer, A Nassar and Khanjan Mehta, 2013, "Gutter design and selection for roof rainwater catchment systems", IEEE, pp. 226–231
  • A. Perez and Khanjan Mehta, 2013, "Can you Milk a Rhino", NCIIA Annual Meeting
  • Khanjan Mehta, 2013, "The Gender Data: What are we going to do about it?", Panel Discussion, NCIIA Annual Meeting
  • Siri Maley, Amanda Perez and Khanjan Mehta, 2013, "The Significance of Implementation Strategy for Scaling-Up Base of Pyramid Ventures"
  • Amy Copley, Curtis Eckard, Arianna De Reus and Khanjan Mehta, 2013, "Business Strategies for Agricultural Technology Commercialization", NCIIA Annual Meeting
  • David Uhler and Khanjan Mehta, 2013, "Mobile Computing, Applications, and Services: Fourth International Conference, MobiCASE 2012, Seattle, WA, USA, October 2012. Revised Selected Papers", Springer Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Min Pack and Khanjan Mehta, 2012, "Design of Affordable Greenhouses for East Africa", pp. 104–110
  • Alice Cheng, Anjana Sinha, Jia Shen, Sally Mouakkad, Lance Joseph and Khanjan Mehta, 2012, "Opportunities for social innovation at the intersection of ICT education and rural supply chains", pp. 328–335
  • Kelsey B Hatzell, Marta C Hatzell, Min Young Pack, Johanna Gretchen Hatzell, Samir Narendra Patel, Tara Lynn Sulewski, Amy L Freeman and Khanjan Mehta, 2012, "Overview of the First Year of an Innovative Science Education and Entrepreneurship Venture", American Society for Engineering Education
  • Shruthi Baskaran, Gunjan Malekar and Khanjan Mehta, 2012, "The Global Jugaad Commons: Cross Pollinating Concepts across Cultures"
  • Rachel Dzombak, Khanjan Mehta and Peter J Butler, 2012, "Design by example: A web-based tool for context-driven biomedical device design"
  • Andrea Grzybowski, Blair Mathias and Khanjan Mehta, 2012, "When Participatory Research and Business Strategy Collide: Lessons from Base-of-Pyramid Ventures"
  • Kartikeya Bajpai, Janelle B Larson and Khanjan Mehta, 2012, "Transience, Mobile Telephony and Place Creation", Proceedings of M4D 2012 28-29 February 2012 New Delhi, India, 28, (29), pp. 405
  • Min Pack and Khanjan Mehta, 2012, "Democratizing Design through the Use of Lego-Inspired Universal Connectors", pp. 336–341
  • Kartikeya Bajpai, Janelle B Larson and Khanjan Mehta, 2012, "Transience, Mobile Telephony and Place Creation"
  • Khanjan Mehta, Duarte Morais, Sarah Zappe, Mary Lynn Brannon and Yu Zhao, 2011, "MILKING THE RHINO-INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS SHOW-CASE: PROMOTING ETHICS EDUCATION, USER-CENTERED DESIGN AND SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN THE GLOBAL CONTEXT"
  • Carey Bell, Rachel Dzombak, Tara Sulewski and Khanjan Mehta, 2011, "Institutional Review Board Compliance Issues on Research Aspects of International Entrepreneurial Ventures", pp. 1–10
  • Khanjan Mehta, Ladi Semali, Aaron Fleishman and Audrey Maretzki, 2011, "Leveraging indigenous knowledge to foster developmental entrepreneurship"
  • Chanakya Mehta, Khanjan Mehta and Thomas H Colledge, 2011, "The E-Spot Model for developing Business Strategies for Technology-based Ventures in Developing Communities"
  • Khanjan Mehta, Duarte B Morais, Yu Zhao, Mary Lynn Brannon and Sarah E Zappe, 2011, "Milking the Rhino-Innovative Solutions Showcase: Promoting ethics education, user-centered design and social entrepreneurship in the global context", American Society for Engineering Education, American Society for Engineering Education
  • Khanjan Mehta, Mary Lynn Brannon, Sarah E Zappe, Thomas H Colledge and Yu Zhao, 2010, "eplum Model of Student Engagement: Expanding non-travel based global awareness, multi-disciplinary teamwork and entrepreneurial mindset development", American Society for Engineering Education
  • C. Turner and Khanjan Mehta, 2010, "Development of code of ethics for an entrepreneurial telemedicine venture in Africa", NCIIA Annual Meeting
  • Renee Stepler, Steve Garguilo, Khanjan Mehta and Sven G Bilen, 2010, "Applying systems thinking for realizing the mission of technology-based social ventures in Africa", American Society for Engineering Education
  • Khanjan Mehta, 2010, "Development of Code of Ethics for a Social Entrepreneurial Telemedicine Venture in Kenya"
  • Khanjan Mehta and Ladislaus M Semali, 2009, "WishVast: Buiding Trust and Social Capital using Cellphones", 1st International Symposium on Intelligent Mobile Technologies for Social Change
  • Khanjan Mehta, Ladislaus M Semali, Audrey Maretzki, Jill Findeis, Gretchen A Kuldau and Katelyn Willyerd, 2009, "Cellphones and Social Networks: Defining new opportunities and discovering champions for entrepreneurial ventures in developing communities", Proceedings of the National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance Annual Meeting
  • Khanjan Mehta, Nicole Laliberte, Aaron Fleishman, Julia Wittig, LeeAnn De Reus and Lorraine Dowler, 2009, "Multidisciplinary Social Entrepreneurship Education Model: If Capitalism, Socialism and Feminism in concert strive, will Social Entrepreneurship thrive?"
  • Khanjan Mehta and Ladislaus M Semali, 2009, "WishVast: Building trust and social capital using cellphones.", pp. 375–381
  • Khanjan Mehta, Ladislaus M Semali, Audrey Maretzki, Jill L Findeis, Gretchen A Kuldau and Katelyn Willyerd, 2009, "Cellphones and Social Networks: Defining new opportunities and discovering champions for entrepreneurial ventures in developing communities", Proceedings of the NCIIA 13th Annual Meeting• March, 19, pp. 21
  • Khanjan Mehta, 2009, "Riding in Dala-Dalas with Social Scientists", Proceedings of the NCIIA 13th Annual Meeting• March, 19, pp. 21
  • Khanjan Mehta and Sven G Bilen, 2008, "CHAMPIONING HIGH-TECH RENAISSANCE: SENSOR AND CONTROLLER SYSTEM INTEGRATION COURSE"
  • Khanjan Mehta, 2008, "Lessons from the field: Setting up a windmill based business in rural Kenya", pp. 169–177
  • Kate Ortbal, Nicholas Frazzette and Khanjan Mehta, , "Stakeholder Journey Mapping: A Business Development Tools for Social Entrepreneurs", Humanitarian Technology: Science, Systems and Global Impact Conference, Boston, June 2016
  • Kate Ortbal, Nicholas Frazzette and Khanjan Mehta, , "Stakeholder-Personas: An Educational Tool for Social Entrepreneurs", Humanitarian Technology: Science, Systems and Global Impact Conference, Boston, June 2016
  • Nolan O'Connor and Khanjan Mehta, , "Modes of Greenhouse Water Savings", Humanitarian Technology: Science, Systems and Global Impact Conference, Boston, June 2016
  • Yixin Sun, Krista Liguori, Paulina Moussavi and Khanjan Mehta, , "Piloting a Healthy Street Food Venture in Kenya: Lessons Learned"

Other

  • S. Steiner, Khanjan Mehta and D. Brock, 2011, "The Role of Business Models in Developing Innovations that Sustain Social Impact"
  • Khanjan Mehta, 2010, "Building Quality by Prioritizing the Needs and Expectations of Host Communities"
  • Khanjan Mehta, 2010, "Is Social Entrepreneurship a Fad?"
  • A. Brown, S. Garguilo, M. Prindible and Khanjan Mehta, 2010, "Relationships between microfinance, solidarity groups, and informal lending: the importance of trust and social capital"
  • Khanjan Mehta, 2010, "For Whose Benefit?"
  • L. Semali and Khanjan Mehta, 2010, "Engaging diverse stakeholders to leverage indigenous knowledge in building a science curriculum: A participatory approach"
  • Khanjan Mehta, 2008, "Creating Social Entrepreneurship Networks"
  • Khanjan Mehta, 2008, "Sensor and Controller System Integration: A new course to promote High-Tech Entrepreneurship"
  • Khanjan Mehta, 2008, "Social Entrepreneurship: Experiential Models for Practice and Profit"

Research Projects

  • January 2016 - June 2017, "Grand Challenge Scholars Program," (Sponsor: Penn State).
  • July 2015 - June 2016, "COES Pilots - Global and Institutional Ecosystems," (Sponsor: Penn State Outreach and Online Education).
  • May 2015 - June 2016, "Engaged Scholarship: Undergraduate Research to Publications (R2P) Initiative," (Sponsor: Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence).
  • April 2010 - June 2015, "Social Entrepreneurship Course Development," (Sponsor: VentureWell).
  • February 2012 - August 2015, "Affordable Greenhouses: Means for Improved Livelihoods and Food Security," (Sponsor: VentureWell).
  • May 2014 - July 2015, "Careers for STEM Professionals in Social Innovation and International Development," (Sponsor: VentureWell).
  • March 2016 -  , "Capacitive Desalination for Agriculture Using Biochar," (Sponsor: PSIEE).

Honors and Awards

  • Community Engagement and Scholarship Award, Penn State University, 2013
  • W.K. Kellogg Foundation Engagement Award (Northeast Region), Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU), 2013
  • Engineering Diversity Award, Penn State University, 2012
  • Outstanding Specialty Entrepreneurship Program Award, US Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE), 2011
  • Lawrence J. Perez Memorial Student Advocate Award, Penn State University, 2010
  • HESE named one of 30 “Awesome Labs Across America” by Popular Mechanics, 2010
  • Ideablob Innovation in Teaching Entrepreneurship Award, Advanta, 2009
  • W. LaMarr Kopp International Achievement Award, Penn State, 2008
  • One of two US delegates invited by UNESCO & Engineers for a Sustainable World to help establish an international ESW organization, 2006
  • J N Tata Endowment Fellowship for the higher education of Indians, 2001

Service

Service to Penn State:

  • Co-Chairperson, Carnegie Reclassification Committee, Council on Engaged Scholarship, August 2013 - December 2014
  • Co-Chairperson, Pathways Committee, Council on Engaged Scholarship, January 2013 - June 2014
  • Member, Sustainable Communities Initiative, January 2012 - December 2013
  • Member, Global Penn State Conference Organizing Committee, June 2013 - October 2013
  • Member, Fulbright Global Food Security Conference Organizing Committee, October 2011 - March 2012
  • Chairperson, Identification Sub-Committee, Service Learning-Student Engagement Taskforce, January 2011 - December 2012
  • Member, Fulbright Scholarship Committee, August 2009 - December 2012
  • Member, Marjorie Grant Whiting Endowment for the Advancement of Indigenous Knowledge Advisory Committee, January 2009 - December 2012
  • Moderator, April 2009 - April 2011
  • Lecturer, Accepted Student Program (ASP) Faculty Presentation, January 2011
  • Committee Member, SEDTAPP Curricular Committee, August 2013
  • Global and Institutional Engagement Ecosystems LeadPilots Committee, Council on Engaged Scholarship, January 2013
  • Advisor, Humanitarian Materials Initiative, Materials Research Institute, January 2015
  • Committee Member, Leadership Team, Penn State, 2iE-Penn State Centre for Collaborative Engagement, July 2015
  • Committee Member, Council on Engaged Scholarship (COES), January 2013
  • Member, Global Programs Grant Review Committee, January 2015

Service to External Organizations:

  • Committee Member, Mobile Communication for Development (M4D) Conference, Technical Committee, January 2014 - May 2014
  • Committee Member, First International Symposium on Service Systems for Social Innovation, Technical Committee, March 2014 - October 2014
  • Co-Chairperson, Fourth International Conference on Mobile Computing, Applications and Services (MobiCASE 2012), January 2012 - December 2012
  • Committee Member, First International Symposium on Intelligent Mobile Technologies for Social Change (IMT4SC'09), Program Committee, August 2009 - December 2009
  • Contributor, IEEE Special Interest Group in Humanitarian Technology (SIGHT), Education Subcommittee, January 2016
  • Moderator, IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference, Agriculture Track Chair, January 2016
  • Committee Member, Humanitarian Technology: Science, Systems and Global Impact, Technical Committee, January 2014
 


 

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The School of Engineering Design, Technology, and Professional Programs (SEDTAPP) delivers effective engineering education through active, collaborative, project-based, and professionally oriented classroom experiences. SEDTAPP offers a variety of programs that partner faculty, students, and industry in the study of real-life engineering problems. Our programs teach students to solve real-life problems with innovative solutions. 

School of Engineering Design, Technology, and Professional Programs

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The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802

Phone: 814-865-2952