Kalpana Shankhwar holds a Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering from National Taiwan University (2022). She has completed her Masters in Mechanical Engineering from IIT Guwahati (2015) and Bachelor of Engineering also in Mechanical Engineering from Shri G. S. Institute of Technology and Science, Indore (2012). Her research focuses on fundamental and industrial applications of extended reality (XR) and haptic technologies in manual milling operations and welding systems. She has published her work in seven reputed international peer-reviewed SCI journals. Prior to her Ph.D., she worked as an Assistant Professor at Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (2015-2017). Furthermore, she also has worked in an automobile industry, MAN Trucks India Pvt. Ltd., as a Graduate Engineer Trainee (2012-2013). During her Ph.D., she was awarded three prestigious scholarships: The Outstanding International Doctoral Student Scholarship, CTCI Foundation Science and Technology Research Scholarship, and Chung Hwa Rotary Educational Foundation Scholarship. Her current research interests include augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), mixed reality (MR), haptic technology, digital twin, machine learning, and finite element method (FEM).