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Victor Karthik, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering
Whiteman-Gibbs 18D
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Dr. Karthik teaches primarily electrical engineering classes at Spring Arbor University. He is an enthusiastic teacher with more than six years of industrial experience. He enjoys being with students and mentoring them to entrepreneurial design thinking ideas to generate social and economic impact.

After graduating from MSU with a doctoral degree, he led an engineering team at Avidhrt Inc to develop a handheld cardiac monitoring device capable of taking vitals such as ECG and Pulse oximetry. He is a co-inventor of 2 patent applications and authored many publications in peer-reviewed journals. He is currently working on a wearable device that will monitor the heart health of firefighters with Avidhrt Inc. His research interests are on developing biomedical sensors and wearable device development to monitor the vitals.

Dr. Karthik is originally from Sri Lanka. He found Christ when he was 16, during the displacement due to civil war in the country. His life is never the same after that. He met his wife Yeshoda in Nepal. Yeshoda also found Jesus when she was a teenager, and she is one of the first Christians from her town. They have been married for seven years now and have two daughters.

Dr. Karthik believes his calling is to innovate things that will improve the quality of people’s life and glorify God’s kingdom. His favorite verse is Matthew 6:33.


  • Ph.D.: (Electrical and Computer Engineering) Michigan State University, 2015


• Karthik et al., “Faster, more accurate, parallelized inversion for shape optimization in electroheat problems on a graphics processing unit (GPU) with the real-coded genetic algorithm,” COMPEL – Int. J. Comput. Math. Electr. Electron. Eng., vol. 34, no. 1, pp. 344–356, January 2015.

Patent Applications:
• Vital monitoring device, system, and method. (U.S. Patent. No.: 10,238,301)
• Defect detection system using finite element optimization and mesh analysis. (U.S. Patent No. 10,949,584)