Suresh Palanisamy is the Director of the Manufacturing Futures Research Platform and the Professor of Advanced Manufacturing. He has been the Deputy Chair of Department of Mechanical and Product Design Engineering in the School of Engineering for 3 years. He has been founding Director of the Transport Innovation Centre, working closely with the Malaysia Automotive, Robotics and IoT Institute and industry for 3+ years. Alongside this role, Professor Palanisamy had also led a $26 million Air Platforms Program in the Defence Materials Technology Centre (DMTC) for 7 years, and serving as project leader on a number of key research projects.
Professor Palanisamy work involves research activities in advanced manufacturing technologies including additive & subtractive manufacturing and laser ultrasonic non-destructive testing at Swinburne. He has successfully secured funding of around $15+ million from different funding bodies including DMTC Ltd., DSI, CRCs, Queensland, Victorian, Australian Governments and International funding bodies from Malaysia and India. He is currently supervising a number of PhD and MRes candidates working on advanced manufacturing technologies.
In his work, Professor Palanisamy has played a key role in engaging with more than 70 industry and 20 research partners across Australia and Internationally. He has won a number of Awards nationally and internationally with his Industry partners. He has also led a number of key benchmarking and supply chain development activities with local manufacturing SMEs. He holds a PhD in the area of die casting and ultrasonic non-destructive testing while working with Ford Motor Company of Australia and Nissan Casting Plant Australia, Master of Engineering (Computer Integrated Manufacturing) and Graduate Certificate in Higher Education Learning and Teaching from Swinburne.