Krupali Krusche

Professor Krupali Uplekar Krusche is the Associate Dean for Research, Scholarship, and Creative Work and Director of DHARMA (Digital Historic Architectural Research and Material Analysis) research team. She teaches architectural design and historic preservation at the School of Architecture, University of Notre Dame. Since 2007 she has founded and directs DHARMA research specializing in 3D documentation of World Heritage Sites. Since 2008, the team started its first major project by documenting four renaissance age major tomb monuments in India, one of them being the Taj Mahal in partnership with the Archeological Survey of India (ASI). In 2010, she and her team started documenting the Roman Forum in partnership with the Soprintendenza Speciale per i Beni Archeologici di Roma, Ministry of Heritage and Culture and the Archaeological Service, Rome. A 3D Exhibit and International Conference, 'The Digital Future of World Heritage' was conducted in partnership with the United States Embassy in Italy, NASA, UNESCO, and the Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage in 2014.