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The Manufacturing Futures Research Institute team brings together expertise in manufacturing, nanomaterials, nanofabrication, Internet 4.0 and cutting edge industrial design.

Research associates


Program 1. Industry 4.0

Prof. Dimitrios Georgakopoulos

Industrial IoT (IIoT)

Prem Prakash Jayaraman (Stream Leader)

 

Jun Zhang (or delegate)

 

Kai Qin (or delegate)

 

A.Prof. Philip Branch

 

 

Cyber-Physical Machines, Processes, Humans, Products (Cyber Twins)

Dr. Abhik Banerjee (Stream Leader)

 

Franz Fuss (or delegate) 

 

Dr. Hadi Ghaderi 

 

Dr. Mahnaz Shafiei

 

 

Manufacturing Solution Development and Optimisation (DevelOpt)

Dr. Ambarish Kulkarni (Stream Leader)

 

Prof. Dimitrios Georgakopoulos

 

 

 

 

Program 2. Digital Design

A.Prof Boris Eisenbart

Design-driven Product and Manufacturing Innovation

Prof. Anita Kocsis (Stream Leader)

 

Dr. Boris Eisenbart 

 

 

Mixed-Reality Design and Manufacturing

Dr. Ambarish Kulkarni (Stream Leader)

 

Prof. Kim Vincs

 

A/Prof. Boris Eisenbart

 

 

Design for Sustainability

A.Prof. Gavin Melles (Stream Leader)

 

Prof. Geoffrey Brooks

 

Dr. Enda Crossin

 

Prof. M Akbar Rhamdhani

 

 

 

 

Program 3. Intelligent Robotics

Dr. Mats Isaksson

Field Robotics

Dr. Jinchuan Zheng (Stream Leader)

Construction Robotics

Dr. Daniel Prohasky

 

Dr. Canhui Chen

 

 

Artificial Intelligence and Autonomy

Dr. Chris McCarthy (Stream Leader)

Autonomous systems

A.Prof. Bao Quoc Vo

Multi-agent Systems and Cloud Robotics

Dr. Jiong Jin

 

Prof. Ryszard Kowalczyk

 

 

Human-robot Interaction

A.Prof. Zhenwei Cao (Stream Leader)

 

Dr. Mats Isaksson

 

 

Assistive Robotics

A.Prof. Sonja Pedell (Stream Leader)

Bionic robot devices

Prof. XiaoQi Chen

Bio-sensing

Dr. Michelle Dunn

Brain machine interfaces

Dr. Rifai Chai

Biomechanics modelling and control

Dr. John McCormick

 

 

Program 4. Next Generation Materials

Prof. Baohua Jia

Composites

Prof. Bronwyn Fox (Stream Leader)

 

Prof. Alan Lau

 

Dr. Nishar Hameed

 

 

Nano Materials and Device

Prof. Baohua Jia (Stream Leader)

 

Han Lin

 

Prof. Simon Moulton

 

Dr. Mahnaz Shafiei

 

 

Smart Materials and Structure

Jay Sanjayan (Stream Leader)

 

Dr. Hongjian Du

 

 

Energy harvesting and storage materials

A.Prof. Chenghua Sun (Stream Leader)

 

Dr. Francois Malherbe

 

A.Prof. Aimin Yu

 

Dr. Peter Mahon

 

Prof. Baohua Jia

 

 

 

 

Program 5. Resilient Processes

Prof. XiaoQi Chen

Materials Processing and Inspection Technology

A.Prof. Suresh Palanisamy (Stream Leader)

 

Prof. Syed Masood

 

Prof. Tracy Ruan

 

Prof. Emad Gad

 

Prof. Chris Berndt

 

Prof. Xiaodong Huang

 

A.Prof. Pat Rajeev

 

Dr. Nishar Hameed

 

Dr. Yvonne Durandet

 

Dr. Andrew Ang

 

Dr. Novana Houtasoit

 

Dr. Rizwan Rashid

   

Wealth from Waste

Prof. M Akbar Rhamdhani (Stream Leader)

 

A.Prof. Aimin Yu

 

A.Prof. Igor Sbarski

 

Dr. Francois Malherbe

 

Dr. Yat Wong

 

Dr. Nisa Salim

 

Dr. Mostafa Nikzard

 

Dr. Yoga Sembada

   

Carbon Reduction in Manufacturing

Prof. Geoffrey Brooks (Stream Leader)

 

Prof. Richard Manasseh

 

A.Prof. Jamal Naser

 

A.Prof. Justin Leontini

 

Dr. Rosalie Hocking

 

Dr. Terence Grant

 

A.Prof. Maria Zhang

 

 

 

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