Welcome to Dr Arivazhagan Anbalagan's Website

updated Ocotber 2020, UK




Welcome to Dr Arivazhagan Anbalagan's Website

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Present Role - Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering


  • Dr. A. Arivazhagan is currently a Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering at the Robert Gordon University, School of Engineering, 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