Dr Ajit Panesar, Lecturer in the Department of Aeronautics at Imperial College London, has more than 10 years’ experience in applying computer methods to progress two of the most promising and innovative manufacturing technologies of our age – additive manufacture (AM) and composite tow steering.
Dr Panesar holds a PhD in aerospace engineering from the Advanced Composites Collaboration for Innovation and Science (ACCIS) at the University of Bristol. He conducted his postdoctoral research within the Centre for Additive Manufacturing (CfAM) – formerly known as the AM&3DP group – at the University of Nottingham, where he developed the area of design-optimisation for multifunctional AM.
The core of Dr Panesar’s research so far has been the use and development of optimisation algorithms and numerical methods, to establish a framework for novel design tools that exploit the opportunities offered by innovative manufacturing techniques. He is currently working on integrating the design for manufacture and anisotropic considerations within the framework, to reveal next-generation of multifunctional parts for high-performance applications.
• Light-weighting approaches: Topology Optimisation (TO) & Lattice Structures
• Multi-functional Design Optimisation
• Design for Additive Manufacturing (DfAM)
• Efficient Analysis Techniques
• Machine Learning in advanced manufacturing
Manufacturing scope —
(i) Additive Manufacturing (AM), (ii) AM of Composites and
(iii) Advanced Composites Manufacturing
further information can be found on my research page
There are always positions available for excellent prospective PhD students and postdoctoral staff. Please feel free to contact me if you are interested in carrying out research in any of the areas that overlap or are closely aligned with my research interests.
Research portfolio - A snapshot
Plocher J, Panesar A, 2019, Review on design and structural optimisation in additive manufacturing: Towards next-generation lightweight structures, Materials & Design, Vol:183, ISSN:0264-1275, Pages:1-20
et al., Optimized microstructures for multifunctional structural electrolytes, Multifuctional Materials, ISSN:2399-7532
et al., 2018, Strategies for functionally graded lattice structures derived using topology optimisation for Additive Manufacturing, Additive Manufacturing, Vol:19, ISSN:2214-8604, Pages:81-94
et al., 2017, Hierarchical re-meshing strategies with mesh mapping for topology optimisation, International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, Vol:111, ISSN:0029-5981, Pages:676-700
Panesar A, Weaver P, 2012, Optimisation of blended bistable laminates for a morphing flap, Composite Structures, Vol:94, ISSN:0263-8223, Pages:3092-3105