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Research Area

Research Areas


The research programmes at the school specialise in the areas of Bio-Engineering, Applied Mechanics, Thermo-fluids, Energy, Manufacturing Technology, Manufacturing System & Automation, Industrial Engineering, Manufacturing Management, Advanced Composites Materials & Processing, and Nanofabrication & Functional Materials.

The degree can be pursued under the supervision of at least one academic staff of the School, in which the candidate is required to complete the research study within a stipulated time period.


Research Thrust Areas:



  • Energy Resources – Biomass
  • Energy Conversion Technologies
  • Internal Combustion Engine - Alternative Fuel Combustors - Gas Turbine, Incinerators
  • Aerofoil, Flow in Passages, Micro Flow Sensor, Two Phase Flow


Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics

  • Thermal System
  • Heat Transfer
  • Computer Fluid Dynamics
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Advanced Electronic Packaging
  • Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning


Applied Mechanics

  • Experimental and Numerical Stress Analysis
  • Dynamic Characteristics of Materials
  • Instrumentation and Automatic Control
  • Structural Optimization
  • Noise and Vibration
  • Stress and damage characterization
  • Fracture Mechanics
  • Experimental Mechanics


Manufacturing System & Automation

  • Design for Manufacture and Assembly
  • Robotics & Industrial Automation
  • Computer Aided Design and Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAD/CAM)
  • Manufacturing System Design and Analysis
  • Manufacturing Planning and Control
  • Technology Management
  • Machine Vision & Metrology


Manufacturing Processes

  • Advanced Manufacturing Process
  • Laser Applications
  • Rapid Prototyping
  • Tool and Die
  • Advanced Materials
  • Casting


Industrial Engineering

  • Ergonomics
  • Quality & Reliability
  • Artificial Intelligence in Manufacturing
  • Productivity Engineering Facilities Planning & Design
  • Process Optimization
  • Production Planning & Control
  • Value Engineering and Project Management


Nanofabrication and Functional Materials

  • Nano Engineering and Technology
  • Nanofabrication
  • Lithography Techniques
  • Thin Films
  • Smart and Functional Materials
  • Shape Memory Alloys
  • Materials Characterization


Advanced Composites Materials & Processing

  • Composite Design & Assembly
  • Composite Processing Technology
  • Composite Machining
  • Quality Inspection & Part Testing
  • Composite Repair
  • Static, Impact & Ballistic Characterization



  • Bio-materials
  • Bio-mechanics & Bio-medical analysis
  • Orthopaedic bio-engineering
  • Bio-mechanical data mining


Computational Engineering and Data Mining Analysis

  • Adaptive finite element methods
  • Qualitative and quantitative data mining
  • Pattern analysis
  • Static and time series data analysis
  • Knowledge discovery databases


For more details, please contact Deputy Dean (Research, Innovation & Community-Industry Engagement)