Innovative Research

Date: 25 Jun 2004 - 25 Jun 2004

Venue: Auditorium, Tower Block, SIMTech, 71 Nanyang Drive


The success of an enterprise depends on its potential to grow in which the growth needs to be sustained even in the adverse conditions. In the competitive environment, the potential of the growth and sustenance are dependent on the innovation of the organisation. Research and development, being the critical force for the technological growth enforce this innovative approach towards research. This presentation will talk about the general methodology of research and the focus on the right approach towards innovative research. Some practical examples which based on the speaker’s experience in manufacturing research will also be given. 


Prof. Vasudevan Radhakrishnan has been the Professor of Manufacturing Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras for more than 25 years. He is also the Head of Department of Mechanical Engineering, as well as the Dean. Currently, he is with the School of Mechanical & Production Engineering, Nanyang Technological University , Singapore , as a Visiting Professor. The focus of his research work is in Precision Manufacturing Processes (especially in grinding), Surface Metrology and Computer Aided Inspection. He has more than 225 technical papers, seven patents and 22 Ph.D. supervisions.

Prof. Vasudevan Radhakrishnan has also won two top National Research and Development Awards. One of his inventions bagged a Silver Medal at the International Exhibition on Ideas, Inventions and Novelties which was held in Nuremberg , Germany . He has been in the editorial board of five technical journals. In May 1996, he was awarded the prestigious Alexander von Humboldt Research Award by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Germany in recognition of his outstanding research in the area of Manufacturing Engineering. He is also a Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineers, Fellow of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (USA), Fellow of the Institution of Electrical Engineers ( London ), a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers ( India ) and a Chartered Engineer. He was a Visiting Professor at the Technical University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany and at the National University of Singapore.