I am a Lecturer in the School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering at UNSW Sydney. I received a PhD from UNSW Sydney and an MS from the Indian Institute of Technology Madras. My research interests include wave propagation in complex media, metamaterials, acoustics, noise control, vibration, finite element methods, uncertainty analysis and optimisation. I currently teach finite element methods and fundamentals of acoustics and noise. I have two years of industrial experience as an engineer at Eaton Corporation, a Fortune 500 company.
Course coordinator award by Arc@UNSW
The overarching aim of my research is to develop noise prediction tools and mitigation strategies. My current research activities are summarised below:
In Terms 1 and 3, I convene MMAN4410 Finite Element Methods to 3rd and 4th year undergraduate students and postgraduate students. In Term 2, I teach MECH9325 to postgraduate and 4th year undergraduate students. In the past, I have taught advanced vibrations (4th year undergraduate), engineering mechanics (2nd year undergraduate), mechanical design (2nd year undergraduate), computer-aided design (2nd year undergraduate), engineering drawing (1st year undergraduate) and introduction to aircraft engineering (1st year undergraduate).
My courses have significant research-based components, digital learning modules and strong industry engagement. My combined industrial and academic experience enables me to effectively interlink theory and practice in my courses.