The Institute for Manufacturing Systems has established a proven record of success in research advancement. It particularly brings world class expertise in the following four research clusters of excellence. The research and development activities of institute members have been reported in various peer reviewed publications and patents.
Additive and Hybrid Manufacturing
We excel in additive and hybrid manufacturing, focusing especially on metal additive, polymer additive, ceramic additive, hybrid-3D printing, bio-printing, topology optimized designs for additive manufacturing, metamorphic manufacturing, quality assurance, materials-on-demand manufacturing and process–structure–properties–performance studies.
Smart, Autonomous and Data-enabled Manufacturing
We advance research in smart, autonomous and data-enabled manufacturing in the key areas of smart manufacturing, data science for manufacturing, advanced simulations, augmented reality/virtual reality, Internet of Things, sensors, robotics, cybersecurity, sensor fusion, manufacturing processes, and system optimization and analysis.
Precision Surface Modification and Forming Processes
Our work surrounding precision surface modification and forming processes includes machining, thermomechanical processing, the mechanics of manufacturing, tribology, surface modification and rock drilling.
Nanomaterial and Composite Processing
Our nanomaterial and composite processing research focuses on composite synthesis, electrospinning and nanocomposites (for energy and lifeline, thermoelectric material structures and water purification).