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Dr Michael Packianather

Dr Michael Packianather

Senior Lecturer - Teaching and Research

School of Engineering

Email
packianatherms@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 5911
Campuses
E/3.21

Overview

Dr. Michael S Packianather received his BSc(Hons) in Electrical and Electronic Engineering and MSc and PhD in Artificial Intelligence from the University of Wales Cardiff in 1991, 1993 and 1997 respectively. From February 1997 to 2001 he worked as a Research Associate at Cardiff School of Engineering before becoming a lecturer. He was promoted to the position of Senior Lecturer in 2011. He is serving as the PGR Tutor for Mechanical, Medical and Manufacturing Engineering. His research interests include: - Industry 4.0, Data Mining and Machine Learning, Deep Neural Networks and AI, Robotics and Human-Robot Collaboration, and Intelligent Optimisation.

The research projects he worked on from 2014-2019 includes the KTP project with Brick Fabrication in Pontypool involving modelling and optimising their manufacturing process using Discrete Event Simulation method and Data Mining for capacity building and forward planning. He also worked on developing a patient flow model for the Emergency Department in the Teaching Hospital in Cardiff for dealing with delays and surges by applying tools and techniques associated with Manufacturing Processes. Currently, he is involved in the H2020 project in the area of smart manufacturing.   

Further, in the past five years he has successfully collaborated with Vietnamese Universities and Indian Universities in the area of Advanced Manufacturing Technologies funded by the British Council’s Newton Fund, Newton Bhabha Fund, and Higher Education Partnership Programme.

He is a Full Member of the EPSRC College, an Expert Reviewer for European Commission FET PROACT Research Programme, and an Expert Reviewer for SMART4.0 Programme. He is an Associate Editor of the IEEE Systems Engineering Journal and IMechE Proceedings Part I.

He was an invited speaker at the Digital Festival in Cardiff in 2018, Smart Home Expo in Birmingham in 2019, and ACMA Technology Summit & Expo in Pune, India in 2019.

In 2015 he started a new MSc Programme called Manufacturing Engineering, Innovation and Management, a joint venture between the School of Engineering and the Business School.

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Contracts

TitlePeopleSponsorValueDuration
FLEXITOOL - Flexible tooling for the manufacture of free-form architectural cladding and facadesSetchi RM, Packianather M, Su SEuropean Commission (FP7)38506201/10/2010 - 30/09/2012
SRS - Multi-role shadow robotic system for independent livingSetchi RM, Qiu R, Noyvirt AE, Packianather MCommission of European Communities65009401/02/2010 - 31/01/2013
Innovative production machines and systems I*PROMS - RCMC008Dr E Eldukhri, Prof DT Pham, Dr RM Setchi, Dr SS Dimov, Dr M Packianather, Dr AJ Thomas, Dr A SorokaCommission of European Communities 94510201/10/2004 - 01/09/2009
Astute - Advanced Sustainable Manufacturing TechnologyNaim M (CARBS), Setchi R, Bigot S, Brousseau E, Prickett P, Davies A, Bowen P, Packianather M, Grosvenor RI (with CARBS)WEFO190311701/05/2010 - 30/04/2015
To Review and Implement a Method of Surface Treatment of Plastics to Create an Attraction to Facilitate the Bonding of Biological MaterialsPackianather MKTP/Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics12197201/01/2010 - 31/12/2011
To increase production output and sustainability of the current process via the integration of CAD-CAM, and design and commissioning of an automated brick cutting machinery together with the introduction of ''fit'' manufacturing systemPackianther M, Davies AKTP and Brick Fabrication14267304/02/2013 - 03/02/2015
Supporting Innovatiive Product Engineering and Responsive ManufactureProf DT Pham, Dr SS Dimov, Mrs P Pham, Dr PR Drake, Dr M Packianather, Dr RM SetchiVarious Industry 193045402/07/2001 - 02/01/2004
Supporting Innovative Product Engineering and Responsive ManufactureProf DT Pham, Dr SS Dimov, Mrs P Pham, Dr PR Drake, Dr M Packianather, Dr RM SetchiThe National Assembly for Wales (European Regional Development Fund)533098202/07/2001 - 31/12/2003
Distinguished visiting fellowship scheme 1Dr M PackianatherRoyal Academy of Engineering542001/05/2009 - 25/12/2009
Improvement of production processes through integration of macro, micro and nanotechnologies (IPMMAN)Pham DT, Wang Z, SU S, Packianather MCommission of European Communities2414001/02/2006 - 01/02/2009

Supervised Students

TitleStudentStatusDegree
Semantic based task planning for domestic service robotsAL MOADHEN AHMED ABDULHADIGraduatePhD
Review of position control systems for aerospace applications.AL MALIKI AsaadCurrentPhD
Enhancements For The Bees AlgorithmIMANGULIYEV AzarGraduatePhD
Developing a Fit Manufacturing SystemALMUTARI Bader D F H ACurrentPhD
Novel Computational Technique For Determining Depth Using The Bees Algorithm And Blind Image DeconvolutionYUCE BarisGraduatePhD
Statistical model-Based Approaches In Machine Learning And Data MiningGUI BingGraduateMPhil/PhD
A Novel Rule Induction Algorithm With Improved Handling Of Contuinuous Valued AttributesPHAM Dinh TrungGraduatePhD
Spiking Neural Networks.CHARLES Eugene Yugarajah AndrewGraduatePhD
Product Service System Design for Automative EngineeringALOTAIBI Fayez A B TCurrentPhD
Hot Embossing Process Parameters: Simulation and Experimental StudiesOMAR FuadGraduatePhD
INTELLIGENT MODEL-BASED CONTROL OF COMPLEX MULTILINK MECHANISMSISMAIL Hafizul Azizi BinCurrentPhD
Intelligent model-based control of complex three-link mechanismsKAMIL Haider GalilGraduatePhD
Fit Manufacturing: Novel Fitness Indices For Continuous ImprovementKUTBI JameelGraduatePhD
Machine Scheduling Using The Bees AlgorithmPHRUEKSANANT JanyaratGraduatePhD
NEW RULE INDUCTION ALGORITHMS WITH IMPROVED NOISE TOLERANCE AND SCALABILITYSHEHZAD KhurramGraduatePhD
Manipulation of nanoparticles by pushing operations using an Atomic Force Microscope (AFM)GONZALEZ ROMO Mario JavierGraduatePhD
Conceptual Design Of A Gripper For A First-Aid RobotSAW Min HtetGraduateMPhil
Fractional Dimension For Clustering And Unsupervised And Supervised Feature SelectionSANCHEZ GARCIA Moises NoeGraduatePhD
Beyond Lean; A Framewprk For Fit Production SystemsWILLIAMS Oludare AdebayoGraduatePhD
Fit Manufacturing Data Mining and Machine Learning Applied to Brick CuttingSOMAN SajithCurrentMPhil
A Study of Search Neighbourhood In The Bees AlgorithmAHMAD Siti AzfanizamGraduateMPhil/PhD
Fit Manufacturing: Production Fitness As The measure Of Production Operations PerformanceEBRAHIM ZuhriahGraduatePhD