PhD Mechanical Engineering (2014), Seoul National University, South Korea
Binayak Bhandari is currently working at the Automated Manufacture of Advanced Composites (AMAC) Research Centre at UNSW SYDNEY. Before relocating to Australia, Dr Binayak Bhandari served as Assistant Professor & Department Chair at Woosong University, South Korea. Dr Bhandari received his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Seoul National University (2014), South Korea.
2017-2020: Principal (chief) Investigator, National Research Foundation, Korea, (2017) under Global Education Support Project, “Development of Artificial Intelligence Based Smart Robots for Haptic Identification of Objects” US$150,000.
2022 : recipient of the "Young Researcher Award" for exceptional contribution to appropriate technology, specifically small hydropower, solar, and wind energy systems. From Academic Society for Appropriate Technology (ASAT)
2020 : recipient of the "Special Achievement Award" for the development of university and student-centered online course content from Woosong University, South Korea
2020 : recipient of the "Best Teaching Award" (Consolation award), for online teaching by President of Woosong University, Daejeon, South Korea
2019 : recipient of the "Excellent oral presentation Award" Detection of Softness and hardness of the Objects using computer vision and pressure sensor”, CMAME 2019, RMIT, Melbourne, Australia
2018 : recipient of the “IJPEM-GT Most Cited Article Award” for the paper titled “Smart Machining Process Using Machine Learning: A Review and Perspective on Machining Industry” International Journal of Precision Engineering and Manufacturing-Green Technology, Vol 5, Issue 4. pp 555-568
2015 : recipient of the "Most Downloaded Article Award, 2014 to 2015 - Optimization of Hybrid Renewable Energy Power Systems: A Review," International Journal of Precision Engineering and Manufacturing-Green Technology, Vol. 2, No. 1, pp. 99-112
2012 : recipient of the "IJPEM Most Downloaded Article Award 2012, for the manuscript titled "A review on IPMC material and actuators and sensors: fabrication, characterization and applications", International Journal of Precision Engineering and Manufacturing.
2011 : recipient of the “Best Paper Award”, for the presentation titled “Development of micro-drilling burr control chart based on Taguchi methods for PCB drilling" Asian Symposium for Precision Engineering and Nanotechnology (ASPEN) 2011, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
2010 : recipient of the "Grand Prize," Design & Fabrication of High Stiffness 8th Generation LCD Manufacturing Ultra Precision Stage System, International Research Poster Competition, Seoul National University.
I have been working on multi-disciplinary engineering research projects, some as a principal investigator. Dr Bhandari has spent over a decade on innovation, research & development, and higher education and has contributed to Artificial Intelligence, advanced manufacturing, advanced composites, renewable energy, robotics, railroad engineering, and design & analysis of mechanical systems. Dr Bhandari is a member of various professional organizations, including Engineers Australia, the Korean Society for Precision Engineering, and the Korean Society of Railways.