Dr. Mariappan Jawaharlal

Professor of Mechanical Engineering
California State Polytechnic University
Pomona, CA 91768

Running in Maui, HI


Dr. Mariappan Jawaharlal (Dr. Jawa) is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. Dr. Jawa is recognized as an outstanding educator for his innovative and engaging teaching pedagogy. He has received numerous honors including Northrop Grumman Award for Excellence in teaching and Innovative Educator Award. Dr. Jawa is well known for his hands-on, guided discovery approach for learning. More recently Dr. Jawa has been involved in CSU course redesign initiative focused on redesigning bottleneck and high enrollment courses with technology.

Featured Student Projects

Here are some of the fun projects that have been completed by my engineering and robotics course students.

Follower Robot

Robot Rally at Cal Poly Pomona

Wire Rope Climber

Book Recommendations

Below is a small collection of books that I highly recommend.