Vik Rao: Engineering Team Lead

Meet Vik Rao!

Vik is the Engineering Team Lead here at ADInstruments. 

Since gaining a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from UCLA, Vik has worked as a professional mechanical engineer for companies in the USA, India, and Australia, with a few years spent as an Assistant Professor at Manipal Institute of Technology.

As the Engineering Team Lead, Vik manages a team of engineers from our Sydney office, collaborating with them through the design and production of new ADInstruments equipment.

“Whenever I see something that I’ve drawn or designed actually become something physically tangible that you can hold, that's always enjoyable.”

Vik was drawn in by the Sydney-based manufacturing facility. Having total oversight over parts manufacture was a big plus, and one not common outside of Asia. By having design and manufacturing within one facility, Vik and his team are able to take the product all the way from concept to design to production. This setup is great for quality control, but it is also an eye-opener when it comes to productivity strategies for different groups.

“You get the best out of people when they feel like they have a say in what they have to do… If they're shown what the vision is, and they're shown basically what the goalposts are… [and] you allow people the flexibility and freedom to head there.”