Professor Syed Masood
PhD, University of Queensland, Australia; MEng, University of New Brunswick, Canada; BScEng(Hons)(Mech), Aligarh Muslim University, India
- Faculty of Science, Engineering & Technology
- School of Engineering
- Department of Mechanical Engineering and Product Design Engineering
- ATC815 Hawthorn campus
Prof Masood has over 38 years of university teaching and research experience in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering areas. Prof Masood joined Swinburne in 1988 in the then Department of Manufacturing Engineering. He has previously taught at Central Queensland University and PNG University of Technology. Ho holds PhD from University of Queensland and Masters from University of New Brunswick, Canada. Prof Masood has contributed in establishment and proliferation of most successful post graduate programs in Advanced Manufacturing at Swinburne since 1993, attracting large number of international students. He has been the Program Coordinator of PG programs in Advanced Manufacturing Technology for over 26 years. He had served as Associate Dean Research and Chairman of Faculty Research Committee in Faculty of Engineering at Swinburne, and also served in several other committees.
Prof Masood’s current research interests include Additive Manufacturing, Fused Deposition Modelling, Selective Laser Melting, Cold Spray additive, and other manufacturing processes. He was responsible for initiating and consolidating research concentration in Additive Manufacturing and Advanced Manufacturing at Swinburne with Fused Deposition Modelling (FDM), Direct Metal Deposition, and Selective Laser Melting facilities with scores of grants and industry based projects. To date, he has received 23 ARC research grants, which included 10 ARC Linkage, 1 ARC DP, 5 ARC LIEF and 7 ARC grants in other ARC schemes, in addition to several CRC, DMTC, VDMC, industry and international collaborative grants. He has also lead several collaborative research projects with CSIRO Manufacturing.
Prof Masood has supervised to completion 26 PhDs, 12 Masters by research, and over 200 Masters by coursework projects mainly in Advanced Manufacturing and Additive Manufacturing areas at Swinburne up until 2020. He received Research Supervision Excellence Award of the Faculty of Science Engineering and Technology at Swinburne in 2018. He has published over 370 papers in international journals and conferences in addition to several edited books and book chapters, with Google Scholar h index of 39 and over 6100 citations. He had been Fellow of Institution of Engineers Australia, Member of Society of Manufacturing Engineers USA and Society of Plastics Engineers USA. He has also served on Editorial Boards of several journals including Advances in Materials and Processing Technologies (Taylor Francis), and Applied Mechanics (MDPI).
Additive Manufacturing; Rapid Manufacturing; Fused Deposition Modelling; Rapid Tooling; Selective Laser Melting; 3D Printing; Polymer Processing; CAD/CAM/CAE
PhD candidate and honours supervision
Higher degrees by research
Accredited to supervise Masters & Doctoral students as Principal Supervisor.
PhD topics and outlines
Characterisation of Metallic Lattice Cellular Structures Produced by Additive Manufacturing: This project will investigate the design, fabrication and evaluation of various types of cellular structures using various cell types by Selective Laser Melting (SLM) additive manufacturing process including characterisation of their static and dynamic mechanical properties for selected engineering applications.
Development of Optimised Biodegradable Composite PLA Materials with Natural Fibre Reinforcement: This project will investigate the design, fabrication and evaluation of various types of cellular structures using various cell types by Selective Laser Melting (SLM) additive manufacturing process including characterisation of their static and dynamic mechanical properties for selected engineering applications.
Dynamic behaviour of Shape Memory Alloys processed by Additive Manufacturing: Research will involve study of design and fabrication of various samples of Nickel-Titanium alloys with both solid and porous structures produced by the Selective Laser Melting (SLM) or Direct Metal Deposition (DMD) process. Dynamic behaviour of such components subjected to high strain rates under compressive deformation will be studied using the Split Hopkinson Pressure Bar apparatus.
Functionally Graded Tools and Dies by Direct Metal Deposition: Research will involve study of design and fabrication of various samples of Nickel-Titanium alloys with both solid and porous structures produced by the Selective Laser Melting (SLM) or Direct Metal Deposition (DMD) process. Dynamic behaviour of such components subjected to high strain rates under compressive deformation will be studied using the Split Hopkinson Pressure Bar apparatus.
High Strain Rate Behaviour of Metals and Alloys processed by Additive Manufacturing Technologies: Project will involve behaviour of a range of engineering metals with solid and porous structures produced by the AM processes (Selective Laser Melting or Direct Metal Deposition). Dynamic behaviour of such components subjected to high strain rates under compressive deformation will be studied using the Split Hopkinson Pressure Bar (SHPB) apparatus.
Material Characterisation and Meltflow Behaviour in Fused Deposition Modelling Additive Manufacturing: This project involves an extensive study of mechanical, dynamic mechanical and thermal properties of various FDM materials and an investigation of melt flow characteristics of the materials in the liquefier head to completely characterise the FDM process for developing new materials and new applications.
Available to supervise honours students.
Fields of Research
- Mechanical Engineering - 091300
Additive and Near Net Shape Manufacturing
Also published as: Masood, Syed; Masood, S.; Masood, S. H.; Masood, Syed H.; Masood, Syed Hasan; Masood, Syed Hassan
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Recent research grants awarded
- 2019: Cold Spray Additive Manufacturing (SPEE3D) Capability Demonstration via Industry Product Development *; Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute Intern Program
- 2019: Optimisation of Liquid Phase Sintered Parts for Structural Applications of Cold Spray - APR Internship: Riyan Abdul Rahman Rashid *; Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute Intern Program
- 2019: Prediction of Material Property Evolution During Additive Manufacturing *; Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)
- 2018: 3D printing of automotive spare parts and high value accessories *; Excellerate Australia
- 2018: Plastfix TradieBot *; Innovative Manufacturing CRC
- 2017: 3D Concrete Printing Facility for Automated Construction Research *; ARC Linkage Infrastructure and Equipment Scheme
- 2017: Rapid Manufacturing of Pedal Brake - Transport Innovation Centre Project *; Malaysia Automotive Institute - International Grant
- 2015: New manufacturing capability - Project 5.0 *; DMTC
- 2013: Development of three dimensional multi-component model for cold spray direct manufacturing *; Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)
- 2012: eWood characterisation *; Automotive Australia CRC 2020
- 2011: Selective laser melting - an advanced manufacturing and physical modelling technology for the digital age *; ARC Linkage Infrastructure and Equipment Scheme
- 2010: Direct Manufacturing of Biomedical Implants (PhD scholarship for Afshin Mohammadhosseini) *; Victorian Direct Manufacturing Centre
- 2010: Direct Manufacturing of Titanium Bicycle Frames (Investigation of the simulation & modelling of the cold spray process for freeform direct manufacturing of complex parts from titanium powder) *; CSIRO Flagship Collaboration Research Fund
* Chief Investigator