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Present Role - Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering
Dr. A. Arivazhagan is an Academic Lecturer in the School Mechanical Engineering, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, Scotland. His area of research involves Manufacturing Technology / CAD/ CAM/ CAPP/ CNC machining (5/3 axis – ceramics and metals) / Industry 4.0 / Cyber Physical Integration/ DFMA / FEA for Design & Manufacturing / Software development using C/C++/JAVA/C#.Net/Python/ Cloud & Web based.
He has a manufacturing research background and prior joining RGU Dr. A. Arivazhagan led various post-doctoral positions in the UK universities. This is on implementing Manufacturing / Machining / CAD/CAM/CAPP automation technologies for industries through academia giving considerable research to business impact in terms of cost & lead time reduction. Those include (i) University of Birmingham (2017-2020) (ii) Queen’s University Belfast (2015-2017) (iii) Nottingham Trent University (2014-2015) and (iv) Coventry University (2013-2014).
With his experience of more than 12+ years he has commendable ‘hands on’ skills in Hardware, Software and ICT technologies which mainly includes operating (i) CNC Machines (Siemens / Heidenhain / Fanuc) (ii) Metrological machines such as CMM (Carl-Zeiss) and Alicona (3D Light based measurement), Microscopes, SEM etc. (iii) CAD/CAM/CAPP usage (NX, Solidworks, AutoCAD, Vericut etc.,) and their software development using C/C++/JAVA/C#.Net/Python.
Dr. A. Arivazhagan is a Six-Sigma Green Belt for Quality (General Electric (GE)) and Chartered Engineer (IMechE, UK) registered with Engineering Council, UK. Also, he is a Member of IMechE, IET & IED, UK. He has high exposure over the Manufacturing / CAD/CAM/CAPP techniques / ICT’s involved in various industrial businesses (Oil & Gas / Aviation) and strong attitude over academic research-based contribution and income generation.
Academic Role (Present) : Iam responsible for the following (not limited to) :
1. Participation in delivery and development of the School's portfolio of courses including; course delivery and assessment, maintenance of course documentation, compliance with course review and validation procedures, student attendance, course advertising and recruitment, etc.
2. Carrying out designated teaching (e.g. via lectures, seminars, tutorials, workshops, laboratory work, field trips, practicals etc.) and assessment duties in areas of expertise
3. Actively pursuing research activities (e.g. writing for publication, developing own research, supervising research students, establishing externally funded research projects, presenting at conferences etc.)
4. Engagement with other staff, wherever possible, in consultancy activities relevant to the School
5. Establishing and maintaining relevant professional and industrial links, as necessary, for the effective operation of the School's courses
6. Supervising undergraduate and postgraduate projects
7. Developing and maintaining expertise in subject areas
8. Participating in relevant subject and course development