Virtual Manufacturing Lab

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IKIM has created a design house for digital training tools targeting advanced manufacturing workforce needs. The Virtual Manufacturing Lab (VM-Lab) uses interactive data visualization, VR tool-training simulations, and educational games that use novel game-based learning environments to build knowledge and intuition. To learn more, please contact Erik Verlage.

Methodology

VM-Lab creates online learning modules built around interactive digital content that encourages student exploration.

Video Lectures

Interactive Simulations

Assessment Exercises

Modules

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Photonics Fundamentals

Students explore optical phenomena on the micron scale to build intuition for photonic integrated circuits.

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Tool-Training Simulations

Immersive desktop VR sims for manufacturing workforce training.

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Application Games

Educational games in photonics application areas motivate students to explore dynamic and complex systems.

IKIM Development Team

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Erik Verlage

Project Lead /

Research Scientist

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Sri Priya Sundararajan

Project Manager /

Subject Matter Expert

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Achint Jain

Integrated Photonics Device & Component Designer

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Anu Agarwal

Integrated Photonics

Subject Matter Expert

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Trevor Morrisey

Unity Software

Developer

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Christian Gabbianelli

Unity Software

Developer

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Yue Yuan

UI/UX

Designer

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Sajan Saini

Integrated Photonics

Subject Matter Expert

Student Alums

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Khaled Shehada

Unity Software

Developer

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Kelly Ho

Software Developer

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Stuart Daudlin

Research Assistant

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Sameena A Shaffeullah

Research Assistant

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Sophia S Russo

Research Assistant

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Victor Cheng

Research Assistant

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Ryan Kosciolek

Integrated Photonics Device/ Component Designer