Projects for 2017

Project title Specialisations Categories Sponsored Supervisor Student team
#1: How to make used coffee ground to be better engineering materials for composite reinforcement?
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanics of Materials and Manufacturing Processes
No Richard Lin
  • Matthew Noland
  • William Cran
#2: Aerodynamics of ellipsoids and rugby balls
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Aero-Fluid-Hydrodynamics
No Rajnish Sharma
  • Dustin Parkinson
  • Tharaka Munidasa
#3: Thermal management of microelectronics using impinging jets
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Aero-Fluid-Hydrodynamics
  • Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer
No Rajnish Sharma
  • Manisha Lal
  • You Jin Phea
#4: Implementation of flexible large stretch sensor for limb movement detection
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Mechatronics
No Kean Aw
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#5: National Instruments Autonomous Robotic Competition
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Mechatronics
No Kean Aw
  • Kavi Patel
  • Simon Yeldos
#7: 3D Printer conversion from FDM to PPE
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Mechatronics
No Kean Aw
  • Akshay Jagmohan
  • Sohail Abdulla
#8: Artificial Leaf for Spray Coverage detection
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Mechatronics
Yes Kean Aw
  • Michael Sadlier
  • Nathan Lyttle
#9: Smart AGV for Manufacturing in the context of Industry 4.0
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Design/Systems Engineering
  • Dynamics and Control
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Systems
  • Mechanics of Materials and Manufacturing Processes
  • Mechatronics
No Ray Y Zhong
  • Jasprabhjit Mehami
  • Mauludin Nawi
#10: The effect of Plenum depth on the performance of a transpired solar collector
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Aero-Fluid-Hydrodynamics
  • Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer
No Stuart Norris
  • Jason Whitworth
  • William Peart
#11: Modelling the condensation of CO2
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Aero-Fluid-Hydrodynamics
No Stuart Norris
  • Muhamad Fariz Ab Aziz
  • Muhammad Rifdi Adib Mohd Rosli
#13: Buoyancy flows in sedimentation ponds
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Aero-Fluid-Hydrodynamics
  • Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer
No Stuart Norris
  • Amir Aizat Mohd Sahak
  • Husni Sharif Mohd
#14: Internet of Things enabled Machine Management Platform
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Design/Systems Engineering
  • Dynamics and Control
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Systems
  • Mechanics of Materials and Manufacturing Processes
No Ray Y Zhong
  • Hongyang Zhang
  • Yangyi Liu
#15: Internet of Things enabled Real-time Visibility in Industry 4.0
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Design/Systems Engineering
  • Dynamics and Control
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Systems
  • Mechanics of Materials and Manufacturing Processes
No Ray Y Zhong
  • Alan Zhang
  • John Zhang
#16: Big Data Analytics Platform for IoT-enabled Manufacturing
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Design/Systems Engineering
  • Dynamics and Control
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Systems
  • Mechanics of Materials and Manufacturing Processes
  • Mechatronics
No Ray Y Zhong
  • Daniel Kho
  • Seungmin Lee
#17: Internet of Things-enabled Smart Manufacturing Execution System
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Design/Systems Engineering
  • Dynamics and Control
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Systems
  • Mechanics of Materials and Manufacturing Processes
  • Mechatronics
No Ray Y Zhong
  • Savio Creado
  • Sherwin Menezes
#18: Noise source localisation using a rotating microphone
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Acoustics
  • Mechatronics
No Yusuke Hioka
  • Robert Drage
  • Timothy Boag
#20: Localisation of bird calls in NZ bush
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Acoustics
No Yusuke Hioka
  • Alexander Pepperell
  • Zachary Halstead
#21: Tone it down! - Noise level warning system for helping people to speak with their voice down -
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Acoustics
No Yusuke Hioka
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#22: Optimal Upwind Sail Trim
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Aero-Fluid-Hydrodynamics
No Stuart Norris
  • Jack Simpson
  • Tomer Simhony
#23: GPS augmentation for the tracking of short distance movements
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Dynamics and Control
No Jaspreet Dhupia
  • Callum Quin
  • Karlheinz Metzler
#24: Remote Monitoring of Handwashing Practice in Hospitals
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Mechatronics
No Jonathan Stringer
  • Anton Smith
  • Jake Powell
#25: Adapting a desktop inkjet printer for flatbed printed electronics
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Mechanics of Materials and Manufacturing Processes
  • Mechatronics
No Jonathan Stringer
  • Calvin Davidson
  • Eamonn Joyce
#26: Inkjet printed electronics and 3D printed structures
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Systems
  • Mechanics of Materials and Manufacturing Processes
No Jonathan Stringer
  • Claire Wang
  • Leonard Low
#27: Autonomous origami: Pre-programmed folding of 3D printed structures
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Mechanics of Materials and Manufacturing Processes
No Jonathan Stringer
  • Cody Liu
  • Nuowei Chen
#28: Modeling, Analysis and Development of an Anthropomorphic Robot Hand
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Dynamics and Control
  • Mechatronics
No Minas Liarokapis
  • Gaogeng Gao
  • Peter Gasparini
#29: A Hyper-Adaptive Robot Hand for Aerial Grasping
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Dynamics and Control
  • Mechatronics
No Minas Liarokapis
  • Jared Lean
  • Shane Manamperi
#30: Learning to Grasp Blindly with a Hyper-Adaptive Robot Hand
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Dynamics and Control
  • Mechatronics
No Minas Liarokapis
  • Bruno Johnston
  • Zak Flintoff
#31: Development of an Adaptive Robot Hand for Aerial Grasping
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Dynamics and Control
  • Mechatronics
No Minas Liarokapis
  • Andrew McLaren
  • Zachary Fitzgerald
#32: Development of a Force Feedback Device for Telemanipulation with Robot Arm Hand Systems
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Dynamics and Control
  • Mechatronics
No Minas Liarokapis
  • Eythan Prendergast
  • Regan Cornelius
#33: Simulation of rip currents in a swimming pool
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Aero-Fluid-Hydrodynamics
  • Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer
No Rajnish Sharma
  • Chaitanya Reddy
  • Richard Yew
#34: Safety Shield Sensor Project
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Mechatronics
No Jaspreet Dhupia
  • Doug Hy
  • Yunduo Mao
#35: Metamaterial for vibration suppression and energy harvesting
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Acoustics
  • Dynamics and Control
No Lihua Tang
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#36: Rain impact noise
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Acoustics
  • Aero-Fluid-Hydrodynamics
No Michael Kingan
  • Blaine Holloway
  • Liam Thompson
#37: Wind noise measurement rig
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Acoustics
  • Aero-Fluid-Hydrodynamics
No Michael Kingan
  • Jim Wu
  • Tristaan Govind
#38: Ultrasonic transducer for acoustic levitation
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Acoustics
No Michael Kingan
  • Ihaia Morrell
  • Sane-Va Ginnen
#39: Noise mapping at Auckland zoo
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Acoustics
No Michael Kingan
  • Chiaki Fenemore
  • Nina Gailer
#40: Robotic amputated limb for evaluating an osseointegrated prosthetic leg
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Dynamics and Control
  • Mechatronics
No Andrew McDaid
  • Ashani Perera
  • Dillan Gosha
#41: Optimisation of strain sensor systems for load determination
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Dynamics and Control
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Systems
  • Mechanics of Materials and Manufacturing Processes
No Brian Mace
  • Daniel Kent
  • Reuben Goh
#43: Active acoustic cloaking
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Acoustics
  • Mechatronics
No Brian Mace
  • Matthew Chan
  • Nicholas Eng
#44: Mechanical and functional properties of polymer nanocomposites
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanics of Materials and Manufacturing Processes
No Krishnan Jayaraman
  • Eddie Wong
  • Vince Ramos
#45: Fluid helix inerter: design, implementation and characterisation
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Dynamics and Control
No Brian Mace
  • Blake Taylor
  • Matthew Lucas
#46: Manufacturing and evaluation of panels made from recovered plastics and resin
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanics of Materials and Manufacturing Processes
No Krishnan Jayaraman
  • Joel Graham
  • Nisyola Fifita
#47: The folded-beam waveguide absorber
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Dynamics and Control
No Brian Mace
  • Kyle Brown
  • Shah Saifi
#48: Traction Control of a Four Wheel Drive Electric Formula SAE car
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Dynamics and Control
No Jaspreet Dhupia
  • Justus Art Maximilian Katzur
  • Taru Naug
#49: Fused deposition modelling and life-cycle testing of a rehabilitation knee brace
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Systems
No Martin McCarthy
  • Muhammad Afiq Md Salleh
  • Uthman Ab Aziz
#51: Novel additive manufacturing using a Kuka robot
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Systems
No Xun Xu
  • Hans van Zyl
  • Jung-Chia Hsieh
#52: Closed-loop Control of FDM 3D Printers Using Augmented Reality
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Design/Systems Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Systems
No Xun Xu
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#53: MTConnect-based Cyber Physical Machine Tool
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Systems
No Xun Xu
  • Zhengyi Zhou
  • Qijia Peng
#54: Reconfigurable Platform for 3D Printers
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Systems
  • Mechatronics
No Xun Xu
  • Callum Waters
  • Viktor Nola Dodd
#55: Investigating the performance of a concentric magnetic gearbox
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Dynamics and Control
No Jaspreet Dhupia
  • Bodene Davis
  • Sam Grant
#56: Development and Characterisation of Rice Husk Based Composite Particleboards With and Without a Binder
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanics of Materials and Manufacturing Processes
No Richard Lin
  • Kirsty Cameron
  • Tyler Waters
#57: Study on 3D printability of Rice Husk Based Polyethylene or Polypropylene Composites
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanics of Materials and Manufacturing Processes
No Richard Lin
  • Benjamin Harris
  • Karl Molving
#58: Leading edge vortices on low-rise building with various roof slopes
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Aero-Fluid-Hydrodynamics
No Peter Richards
  • Angela Tse
  • Jemma Somerville
#60: Development of a Velocity Prediction Programme for a 49er dinghy
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Aero-Fluid-Hydrodynamics
No Peter Richards
  • Ellie Copeland
  • Matthew Dalziel
#61: The flight of roofing tiles in strong winds.
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Aero-Fluid-Hydrodynamics
  • Dynamics and Control
No Peter Richards
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#62: Interaction between co-axial UAV rotors
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Aero-Fluid-Hydrodynamics
No Peter Richards
  • Jaskamalpal Basra
  • Timothy Walker
#63: Further development of a dexterous anthropomorphic hand
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Systems
No Martin McCarthy
  • Basil Areekal Eldo
  • Neha Vijayanarasimhan
#64: Converting rotational energy into electricity for powering tire pressure monitoring system
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Dynamics and Control
  • Mechatronics
No Lihua Tang
  • Jacob Harris
  • Louis van Velthooven
#65: A low-cost low-power vibration data logger
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Mechatronics
No Lihua Tang
  • Ziyu Zhang
  • Cameron Tier
#66: Self-powered health monitoring device
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Dynamics and Control
  • Mechatronics
No Lihua Tang
  • Carl Velasco
  • Yuqi Wang
#67: Controlling Floating Wind Turbines to Improve Region Transition Dynamics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Dynamics and Control
No Hazim Namik
  • Nathan Maher
  • Thomas Andrews
#68: Enhanced computer model of design coordination (a student-requested project)
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Design/Systems Engineering
No David Wynn
  • Lewis Martin
  • Matthew Ou
#69: Assessing and improving a method for design guidance
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Design/Systems Engineering
No David Wynn
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#70: Implementation of a Remote Teaching Laboratory for VEX Robots
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Mechatronics
No Hazim Namik
  • Cameron Rouse
  • Leon Chan
#71: A design modelling method applied to design of a robotic manipulator
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Design/Systems Engineering
No David Wynn
  • Liam Nelson
  • Zachary Oliver
#72: Steering wheel force feedback control for robotic driver test rig
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Dynamics and Control
  • Mechatronics
No Hazim Namik
  • Elijah Griffiths
  • Sean Sumich
#73: Assessing advantages and limitations of VR for visualising advanced design information
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Design/Systems Engineering
No David Wynn
  • Jeffery Low
  • Leigh Collins
#74: Longitudinal vehicle speed control using a robotic driver
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Dynamics and Control
  • Mechatronics
No Hazim Namik
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#75: An artificial-muscle dragonfly robot
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Design/Systems Engineering
  • Mechanics of Materials and Manufacturing Processes
No Iain Anderson
  • Helen Evans
  • Kristy Leung
#76: National Instruments Autonomous Robotic Competition
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Mechatronics
No Yusuke Hioka
  • James Chatsinchai
  • Kenji Kamimura
#77: Scale model longitudinal stability testing for a quadbike throttle-by-wire system
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Dynamics and Control
  • Mechatronics
No Hazim Namik
  • Naman Bhasin
  • Seaton Lawrie
#78: Investigate the relationship between gradient, vehicle fuel consumption and emissions.
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer
No Stephen Elder
  • Adam Mago
  • Alexander Mackenzie
#79: Investigate the relationship between NOX NO2 and NO emissions.
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer
No Stephen Elder
  • Michael Adams
  • Nurfatin Mohd Latife
#80: Measure fuel consumption and emissions characteristics for domestically available fuels.
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer
No Stephen Elder
  • Ahmad Shaqir Amin Samsuddin
  • Chun Kit Ng
#82: Fuels Research using the Ricardo Research Engine.
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer
No Stephen Elder
  • Drew Marris
  • Mitchell Rudd
#83: 3D Printing of Soft Magnetic Composite Motor Parts
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Design/Systems Engineering
  • Mechanics of Materials and Manufacturing Processes
No Jonathan Stringer
  • Nicholas Ansley
  • Timothy Shardlow
#84: Sensor integration for a smart glove
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Mechatronics
Yes Kean Aw
  • Killian Curry
  • Tomas Andersen
#85: Hybrid object tracking for augmented reality using inertial sensors and fixed cameras
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Mechatronics
No Tim Giffney
  • Jin Kyu Lim
  • Yuk-Cheung Wong
#86: Full freeform 3D printing using 5-axis system
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Mechatronics
No Tim Giffney
  • Mikyla Lim-Yip
  • Simone Chiang
#87: Towards fully-printable soft robots: 3D printing in silicone
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Mechatronics
No Tim Giffney
  • Jonathan Tankersley
  • Oliver Klups
#88: Regenerative energy knee exoskeleton
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Dynamics and Control
  • Mechatronics
No Andrew McDaid
  • Hussein Salman
  • Juan Paolo Guiang
#89: Understand the effects of Botox on human muscles to develop new robot therapy
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Dynamics and Control
  • Mechatronics
No Andrew McDaid
  • Aaron Chan
  • Jordan Kimpton
#90: Flexible and stretchy “artificial skin” pump
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Dynamics and Control
  • Mechatronics
No Andrew McDaid
  • I-Ching Lee
  • Peng Quach
#91: 3D printing with functional materials: magnetic nanoparticles
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Mechatronics
No Tim Giffney
  • Ben McDonald-Sporle
  • Nicole Yee
#92: “Acoustics in a tea Cup”
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Acoustics
No George Dodd
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#93: “Design for a portable, mechanical Impacter”
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Acoustics
No George Dodd
  • Aidan Clarke
  • Jong Hyuk Kim
#94: An investigation of infrasound
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Acoustics
No George Dodd
  • Elise O'Brien
  • Lucy Blundell
#95: Proving the performance of the Acoustics Lab’s Anechoic Chamber
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Acoustics
No George Dodd
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#96: Investigation of the performance of a resonator-lined duct as a 1D acoustic metamaterial.
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Acoustics
No George Dodd
  • Ching Kang Tey
  • Yi Wen Isaac Chan
#97: Roll forming of composite sheets
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanics of Materials and Manufacturing Processes
No Debes Bhattacharyya
  • Katherine Stevens
  • Prajakta Modak
#98: Development of scaling methods for curved structures under impulsive water impacts
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Aero-Fluid-Hydrodynamics
  • Mechanics of Materials and Manufacturing Processes
No Tom Allen
  • Adrian Robb
  • Harry Cummins
#99: Farm Post Perching UAV
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Dynamics and Control
  • Mechatronics
No Karl Stol
  • Siyu Long
  • Tzu-Jui Lin
#100: Skydiver Tracking UAV
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Dynamics and Control
  • Mechatronics
No Karl Stol
  • Clara Todd
  • Kieren Roe
#101: Structural and thermal testing of in-road Inductive Power Transfer (IPT) systems
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanics of Materials and Manufacturing Processes
No Tom Allen
  • Andrew Cato
  • Luke Reed
#102: Precision Weed Spraying using a UAV
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Dynamics and Control
  • Mechatronics
No Karl Stol
  • Lucas de Rijk
  • Seumas Beedie
#103: VR Camera Mount for a UAV to Improve Take-offs and Landings
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Dynamics and Control
  • Mechatronics
Yes Karl Stol
  • Aryan Lobie
  • Ellen Elizabeth Jude
#104: Characterisation of dynamic polymer foam failures in composite sandwich structures for marine applications
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanics of Materials and Manufacturing Processes
No Tom Allen
  • Christopher Lewis
  • Oliver Heycoop
#105: Sustainable composites with fire retardant properties
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanics of Materials and Manufacturing Processes
No Debes Bhattacharyya
  • Avinash Sharma
  • Stella Huang
#106: Development and Assessment of Resin Infusion Processes for the Manufacture of High Performance Yacht Structures
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanics of Materials and Manufacturing Processes
No Simon Bickerton
  • James Keleghan
  • Ryan Calder
#107: Material development for biodegradable coronary stents
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanics of Materials and Manufacturing Processes
No Debes Bhattacharyya
  • Hamish Campbell
  • Hana Kirk
#108: Development of Non-destructive Airflow based Methods to Detect Defects in Automotive Carbon Fibre Preforms
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanics of Materials and Manufacturing Processes
No Simon Bickerton
  • Ivana Saric
  • Ryan Welsh
#109: In-situ Sensing for Robust Manufacture of Composite Aircraft Structures using Resin Infusion
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Mechanics of Materials and Manufacturing Processes
No Simon Bickerton
  • Kavyn Manikkam
  • Tony Shi
#110: Creating conductivity in non-conducting natural fibres using graphene-based materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanics of Materials and Manufacturing Processes
No Debes Bhattacharyya
  • Benjamin Krebs
  • Jonathan Krebs
#111: Determining the Influence of Binder Material and Preforming Parameters on the Manufacture of CFRP Automotive Parts via RTM
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanics of Materials and Manufacturing Processes
No Simon Bickerton
  • Kwong Law
  • Ching Yeung Pau