Projects for 2018

Project title Specialisations Categories Sponsored Supervisor Student team
#1: Smart robotic surface for prevention and management of decubitus
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Biomechatronics/Medical Devices
  • Mechatronics
No Peter Xu
  • Aaqel Nalar
  • Oliver Zou
#3: A needle-tip Raman sensor for in vivo biopsy
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Biomechatronics/Medical Devices
  • Mechatronics
No Peter Xu
  • Chenhui Jiang
  • Rebecca Chan
#4: Soft-robotic throat for evaluation of management approaches of dysphagia
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Biomechatronics/Medical Devices
  • Dynamics and Control
  • Mechatronics
No Peter Xu
  • Chloe Wakeford
  • Hye Rin Roh
#5: Flexible, Self-Adhering Sensors for Electromyography (EMG) Recording
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Smart Materials and Microtechnologies
No Kean Aw
  • Adithiyia Pragasam
  • Rufus Laing
#6: Wearable flexible stretch sensor
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Mechatronics
  • Smart Materials and Microtechnologies
No Kean Aw
  • Kaspar White-Harris
  • Timothy McCafferty
#7: National Instrument Autonomous Robotic Competition
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Mechatronics
No Kean Aw
  • James Newland
  • Jayden Chapman
#8: Energy Harvesting from Human Motion
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Mechatronics
No Kean Aw
  • Damon Hayward
  • Tech Logg Ding
#9: Energy Efficient Solar Desalination System
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Aero-Fluid-Hydrodynamics
  • Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer
Yes Alison Subiantoro
  • Carlin Osborne
  • Ryuji Battad
#10: Energy Efficiency Improvement of a Heat Pump System with an Expander
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Design/Systems Engineering
  • Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer
No Alison Subiantoro
  • Munawwar Abdul Rani
  • Rahul Thakur
#11: Energy Efficiency of HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning) Systems
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Aero-Fluid-Hydrodynamics
  • Dynamics and Control
  • Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer
No Alison Subiantoro
  • Muhammad Aiman Jaafar
  • Nor Solehan Muhamad
#12: Characterization of Electroosmotic Pressure in Closed-End Microchannels
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Aero-Fluid-Hydrodynamics
  • Smart Materials and Microtechnologies
No Alison Subiantoro
  • Benjamin Dowsett
  • Ellen Flaherty
#13: Localising kiwi birds from their calls in NZ bush
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Acoustics
No Yusuke Hioka
  • Alec Handyside
  • Jessica Harrison
#14: Investigating loudspeaker/microphone configuration for real-time speech masking system
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Acoustics
No Yusuke Hioka
  • Afan Ahmed
  • James Kennelly
#15: Internet of Things enabled Smart AGVs for Industry 4.0
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Industry 4.0 Smart Manufacturing Systems
No Ray Y Zhong
  • Hang Xu
  • Jacobus Theunissen
#16: Internet of Things enabled Real-time Visibility in Industry 4.0
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Industry 4.0 Smart Manufacturing Systems
No Ray Y Zhong
  • Benjamin Robertson
  • Jackson Lawrence
#17: IoT-enabled Cloud Manufacturing Platform for Industry 4.0
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Industry 4.0 Smart Manufacturing Systems
No Ray Y Zhong
  • Aditya Palle
  • Tomokazu Suzuki
#18: N-dimensional presentation model for RFID Big Data from smart factory
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Industry 4.0 Smart Manufacturing Systems
No Ray Y Zhong
  • Bradley de Klerk
  • Dinghe Liu
#19: Reduced order analysis of industrial air blast freezers
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Aero-Fluid-Hydrodynamics
  • Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer
No Stuart Norris
  • Rohan D'Souza
  • Travis Su'a
#20: Analysis of fire rating of insulated walling using CFD
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer
No Stuart Norris
  • Angela Fearnley
  • Benjamin Callister
#21: Inverse design of yacht sails
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Aero-Fluid-Hydrodynamics
No Stuart Norris
  • Sung Ho Shin
  • Samuel Robertson
#22: The ability of CFD to rank yacht sail designs
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Aero-Fluid-Hydrodynamics
No Stuart Norris
  • Sacha Knight
  • Tanya Peart
#23: Aerodynamics and acoustics of UAV propeller shrouds
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Acoustics
  • Aero-Fluid-Hydrodynamics
No Michael Kingan
  • Calvin Fernandes
  • Jonathan Ngai
#24: Acoustic levitation using an array of ultrasonic transducers
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Acoustics
No Michael Kingan
  • Rochelle Kirby
  • Theodore Pepper
#25: Aerodynamics and acoustics of contra-rotating UAV propellers
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Acoustics
  • Aero-Fluid-Hydrodynamics
No Michael Kingan
  • Jiawen Huo
  • Han Seo Lee
#26: Hospital acoustics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Acoustics
No Michael Kingan
  • Andy Su
  • Thomas Hulland
#27: Experimental and theoretical analysis of vibrations of a nearly periodic structure
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Dynamics and Control
No Vladislav Sorokin
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#28: Mitigation of vibrations by nonlinear tuned vibration absorbers
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Dynamics and Control
No Vladislav Sorokin
  • Tianyi Zhang
  • Wenhao Zhao
#29: Synthesizing a structure featuring unidirectional invisibility
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Dynamics and Control
No Vladislav Sorokin
  • Dylan Williams
  • Timothy Hunter
#30: Parametric amplification of vibrations of a model micro electromechanical structure
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Dynamics and Control
No Vladislav Sorokin
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#31: Co-ordinated Multi Drone Transportation of Cargo
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Dynamics and Control
  • Mechatronics
No Karl Stol
  • Christopher Busch
  • Darren King
#32: Integrated Heater Control System
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Biomechatronics/Medical Devices
No Peter Xu
  • Naseeb Khan
  • Vincent Krishna
#33: Power Management Circuit Design for Random Vibration Energy Harvesting
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Mechatronics
No Lihua Tang
  • Yuanyun Yong
#34: CFD Simulation and Experiment on Thermoacoustic Engine based Waste Heat Energy Recovery System
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Acoustics
  • Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer
No Lihua Tang
  • Arnold Fernandes
  • Ken Hendricks
#35: Smart Helmet
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Aero-Fluid-Hydrodynamics
  • Mechatronics
No Lihua Tang
  • Anton Stuart
  • Omar Hammadeh
#36: Ground Vehicle Dynamics Simulation with Virtual Reality
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Dynamics and Control
No Lihua Tang
  • Hongwei Liu
  • Jiahui Wang
#37: A Bio-inspired Adaptive Sugar Glider
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Dynamics and Control
  • Mechatronics
No Minas Liarokapis
  • Karl Pereira
  • Mark Pochivalov
#38: Augmented Reality based Humanlike Telemanipulation with a Dual Robot Arm Hand System
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Dynamics and Control
  • Mechatronics
No Minas Liarokapis
  • Lucy Young
  • Yige Cao
#39: Reimagining the OpenBionics Adaptive, Humanlike Robot Hand
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Biomechatronics/Medical Devices
  • Design/Systems Engineering
  • Dynamics and Control
No Minas Liarokapis
  • Jonathan Willis
  • Laurence de Burgh
#40: Autonomous Package Delivery with a New Class of Drones
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Design/Systems Engineering
  • Dynamics and Control
No Minas Liarokapis
  • Luke Cen
  • Varun Karkera
#41: Multi-material 3D printing of functional electronic structures
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Mechanics of Materials and Manufacturing Processes
  • Mechatronics
  • Smart Materials and Microtechnologies
No Jonathan Stringer
  • Courteney Clarke
  • James Patton
#42: Design, build and validation of an open source bubble tensiometer
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Aero-Fluid-Hydrodynamics
  • Mechatronics
  • Smart Materials and Microtechnologies
No Jonathan Stringer
  • Jayan Kesha
  • Stephanie King
#44: Material Suitability for High Voltage Electrical System Enclosures in Formula SAE
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanics of Materials and Manufacturing Processes
No Eva Hakansson
  • Blake Roberts
  • Joshua Rodgers
#45: Brake chutes for electric land speed record vehicle
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Aero-Fluid-Hydrodynamics
  • Mechanics of Materials and Manufacturing Processes
No Eva Hakansson
  • Christopher Watson
  • Danyon Watchorn
#46: Adaptive active sound control in 1 dimension: noise control and acoustic cloaking
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Acoustics
  • Dynamics and Control
  • Mechatronics
No Brian Mace
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#47: Assembly Simulation with Virtual Reality
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Design/Systems Engineering
  • Industry 4.0 Smart Manufacturing Systems
No Xun Xu
  • Kevin Chow
  • Luis Borja
#48: MTConnect-based Cyber Physical Machine Tool
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Industry 4.0 Smart Manufacturing Systems
  • Mechatronics
No Xun Xu
  • Chi Ying Tse
  • Xiaoli Xu
#49: Cyber-physical 3D Printing System - a Smart 3D Printer
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Industry 4.0 Smart Manufacturing Systems
No Xun Xu
  • Sean Carey
  • Sean Jansen van Nieuwenhuizen
#50: Design and failure analysis of hardpoints for use in a Formula: SAE car
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanics of Materials and Manufacturing Processes
No Tom Allen
  • Christopher Lu
  • Elliott Kortright
#51: Influence of Processing Parameters Flammability of Additively Manufactured FDM Parts
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Mechanics of Materials and Manufacturing Processes
No Jonathan Stringer
  • Daniel Cassidy
  • Madison Baker
#52: Tree Branches as Windborne Debris during Storms
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Aero-Fluid-Hydrodynamics
No Peter Richards
  • Muhammad Hafiz Daud
  • Siti Aishah Isa
#53: Interaction of tilted co-planar UAV rotors
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Aero-Fluid-Hydrodynamics
No Peter Richards
  • Annalisa Jeffries
  • Graham Saggers
#54: Design, Build and Validation of an open source high shear viscometer
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Mechatronics
  • Smart Materials and Microtechnologies
No Jonathan Stringer
  • Daniel Rastkar
  • Prinesh Chand
#55: A computer model of design coordination to support engineering management
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Design/Systems Engineering
No David Wynn
  • Clark Tanumihardja
  • Ryan Petersen
#56: Assessing advantages and limitations of VR for visualising advanced design information
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Design/Systems Engineering
No David Wynn
  • Kelly-Jeet Singh
  • Manuia Lameta-Brown
#57: Developing an immersive VR system to visualise "design margins" in a mechanical design
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Design/Systems Engineering
No David Wynn
  • Mildred Wong
  • Nancy Zhou
#58: System for collecting engineering project data allowing simulation of projects in a "virtual environment"
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Design/Systems Engineering
No David Wynn
  • Christopher Mattson
  • Weishun Su
#59: Implementation and Testing of a Remote Teaching Laboratory for VEX Robots
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Mechatronics
No Hazim Namik
  • Chun Tong
  • Marie Poff
#60: Vehicle Simulator for Robotic Driver Testing
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Dynamics and Control
  • Mechatronics
No Hazim Namik
  • Abhijith Nair
  • Timothy Chandra
#61: Demonstration Equipment for Dynamics Concepts
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Design/Systems Engineering
  • Dynamics and Control
  • Mechatronics
No Hazim Namik
  • Jennifer Li
  • Sean Gan
#62: 3D printing using an industrial robot
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Industry 4.0 Smart Manufacturing Systems
No Xun Xu
  • Jackson Hemi
  • Riley Toi
#63: Design, Optimisation and Manufacture of Carbon Fibre Wheel Shells for a Formula SAE Car
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanics of Materials and Manufacturing Processes
No Krishnan Jayaraman
  • Joshua Hares
  • Louis Day
#64: Inertial measurement error sources and OC-IMUs
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Dynamics and Control
  • Mechatronics
  • Smart Materials and Microtechnologies
No Tim Giffney
  • Cindy Cheung
  • Logan Ritchie
#65: Metal wire laydown in 3D printing
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Mechatronics
No Tim Giffney
  • Muhammad Syahir Abd Rahim
  • Yong Hao Liu
#66: Dynamically updating a mixed reality environment based on stereo vision
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Mechatronics
No Tim Giffney
  • Ye Peng Shi
  • Tanmay Mohini
#67: 3D printing of silicone for soft devices
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Mechatronics
No Tim Giffney
  • Alex Wilkinson
  • Tolin Shaw
#68: Early Detection of Drivetrain Failures
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Dynamics and Control
  • Mechatronics
No Jaspreet Dhupia
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#69: Control of a self-driving car
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Dynamics and Control
  • Mechatronics
No Jaspreet Dhupia
  • Minghon Lui
  • Mohammad Biglari-Abhari
#70: Development of Helmholtz resonator designs for application in insulating walls
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Acoustics
  • Dynamics and Control
No George Dodd
  • Jen Cong Wong
  • Pearl D'Souza
#71: An impact-based technique for determine Flanking transmission of sound in Buildings
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Acoustics
  • Dynamics and Control
No George Dodd
  • Cameron Tippett
  • Sandip Kerai
#72: An investigation of the mechanical properties of reeds used in musical instruments and using additive manufacturing to reproduce playable ‘reeds’ w
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Acoustics
  • Dynamics and Control
No George Dodd
  • Daniel Hay
  • Hsueh Chung Chang
#73: Multifunctional properties of nanoparticle-reinforced polymer composites
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanics of Materials and Manufacturing Processes
No Krishnan Jayaraman
  • Damandeep Basra
  • Hannah Frost
#74: Application of time-reverse acoustics and frequency shifting in public address and communication systems
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Acoustics
  • Dynamics and Control
No George Dodd
    --
#75: Multilayer part produced through rotational moulding
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanics of Materials and Manufacturing Processes
No Krishnan Jayaraman
  • Mohd Fazly Mohd Nazri
  • Muhammad Farid Syazwan Hassan
#76: Wind Tunnel Investigation of the Pedestrian Wind Environment Around a Standard Building Layout Using Several Experimental Methods
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Aero-Fluid-Hydrodynamics
No Richard Flay
  • Peiran Zhao
  • Yixin Li
#77: Evaluation of the Effectiveness of a Drag Reduction System for the wings on a FSAE car
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Aero-Fluid-Hydrodynamics
No Richard Flay
  • Edward Wang
  • Rory Buchanan
#78: Accurate belt speed estimation on heavy duty conveyor system
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Mechatronics
No Jaspreet Dhupia
  • Hyeon Soo Kim
  • Joel Samuel
#79: Development of Novel Structural Housing Solutions for In-road Wireless EV Charging Solutions
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Design/Systems Engineering
  • Mechanics of Materials and Manufacturing Processes
No Simon Bickerton
  • Jamie Nichol
  • Mackenzie Round
#80: Target tracking system for understanding neural deficits in developmental disease
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Biomechatronics/Medical Devices
No Luke Hallum
  • Daekeun Cho
  • Matthew Carleton
#81: Electromechanical system for precise finger-tip stimulation
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Biomechatronics/Medical Devices
No Luke Hallum
  • Angad Vadgaonkar
  • Min Jeong Kwon
#82: Conveyor Belt Weighing via Energy Input Measurement
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Design/Systems Engineering
  • Dynamics and Control
  • Mechatronics
Yes Brian Mace
  • Isabelle Lees
  • Jachin Rowe
#83: Investigation of Lifting Body Technology for Quadcopters
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Aero-Fluid-Hydrodynamics
No Peter Richards
  • Jesse Ingle
  • Lachlan Glass
#84: Skydiver UAV – GPS Tracking and Recovery
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Aero-Fluid-Hydrodynamics
  • Dynamics and Control
  • Mechatronics
No Karl Stol
  • Lawrence Pascual
  • Reuben Schuitemaker
#85: Autonomous Drone Navigation for Tunnel Inspection
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Dynamics and Control
  • Mechatronics
No Karl Stol
  • Antony Southworth
  • Cheryl Tan
#86: Flight Control of a Tilted-Rotor Quadcopter
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Aero-Fluid-Hydrodynamics
  • Dynamics and Control
  • Mechatronics
No Karl Stol
  • Francis Moynihan Lavey
  • Henry Merton
#87: Development of Preforming Techniques for the Manufacture of High Performance Yacht Structures via Resin Infusion
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanics of Materials and Manufacturing Processes
No Simon Bickerton
  • Harry Gallen
  • Michael Nihotte
#88: Dynamic characterisation of polymeric foam cores for marine applications
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanics of Materials and Manufacturing Processes
No Tom Allen
  • Matthew Chan
  • Steven Jung
#89: Optimising Rugby Sidestep Performance using Wearable Technologies and Motion Capture
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Biomechatronics/Medical Devices
  • Mechatronics
No Andrew McDaid
  • Mohd Izzuddin Kamaruddin
  • Muhammad Amirul Mustaqim Mohamed Umar
#90: Artificial Intelligence algorithms to automatically prescribe Robot-Botox therapies
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Biomechatronics/Medical Devices
  • Mechatronics
No Andrew McDaid
  • Cameron Chong
  • Joshua Lim
#91: Automatic Floor Roughness System for the Boundary Layer Wind Tunnel (BLWT)
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Aero-Fluid-Hydrodynamics
No Richard Flay
  • Amon Watanabe
  • Mohammad Hamandi
#92: Develop new wireless "artificial muscle" robotic devices
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Biomechatronics/Medical Devices
  • Mechatronics
No Andrew McDaid
  • Amy Wolland
  • Thomas Wood
#93: Development of a method to 3D print pressure-tapped yacht sails reliably
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Aero-Fluid-Hydrodynamics
No Richard Flay
  • Byron Konia
  • David Wells
#94: Investigation of fire reaction behaviour of composites for aircraft interior applications
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanics of Materials and Manufacturing Processes
No Debes Bhattacharyya
  • David Zhang
  • Yuran Zhou
#95: Parametric Study of Polymer Pulverisation for Production of Plastic Powders
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanics of Materials and Manufacturing Processes
No Richard Lin
  • Dylan Taylor
  • Yi Xiang Lim
#96: Recyclability Study on Natural Fibre Reinforced Composites on Mechanical and Flammability Properties
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanics of Materials and Manufacturing Processes
No Richard Lin
  • Asel Opata Kankanange
  • Oshadhi Maha Thantrige
#97: Development and Testing of a Lab-scale Rotational Moulding Machine with an Alternative Heating Method
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanics of Materials and Manufacturing Processes
No Richard Lin
  • Ilham Nur Arif Mislan
  • Muhammad Haziq Idraki Shahidin
#98: Investigation of the Effects of Binder on the Quality of Rice Husk Based Composite Particleboards
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanics of Materials and Manufacturing Processes
No Richard Lin
  • George Webster
  • John Riley
#99: Design and Analysis of Concentric Magnetic Gearboxes
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Design/Systems Engineering
  • Dynamics and Control
No Jaspreet Dhupia
  • Oliver Pykett
  • Timothy Watson
#100: Development of novel fire retardant from animal based natural fibres
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechanics of Materials and Manufacturing Processes
No Debes Bhattacharyya
  • Keegan Farrelly
#101: An Adaptive Exoglove for Human Capabilities Augmentation and Motion Rehabilitation
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Mechatronics Engineering
  • Biomechatronics/Medical Devices
  • Dynamics and Control
No Minas Liarokapis
  • Brandon Samountry
  • Evan Maunder