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Anand Asundi (आनंद असुंडि, 安顺泰)

Prof. Anand  Asundi

Nanyang Technological University

School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
N3/2-02-79 MAE/EM
50 Nanyang Ave
Singapore  639798

tel: 65 6790 5936
fax: 65 6790 6551
E-mail: anand.asundi@pmail.ntu.edu.sg
Web: http://aasundi.tripod.com

Area of Expertise

Solid mechanics, micro, nano, and bio mechanics, online health monitoring, fiber optics bio-chemical sensors


Anand K. Asundi graduated from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay with a BTech (Civil Eng.) and a MTech (Aeronautical Eng.). Subsequently he received his PhD from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. Following a brief tenure at Virginia Tech., he was with the University of Hong Kong from 1983 to 1996 as Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. He is currently Professor in the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, and CEO of d'Optron Pte Ltd., a spin off company dealing with computational engineering systems for 4D measurement and visualization for MEMS, Microfluidics and Bioimaging.  His teaching area is in Solid Mechanics and his research interests are in optical methods in mechanics including micro, nano and bio mechanics, on-line structural health monitoring and fiber optic bio-chemical sensors. He has published extensively and presented invited seminars/talks at various institutions and at international conferences. He is Editor of Optics and Lasers in Engineering and on the editorial board of the International Journal of Holography and Speckle and Journal of Experimental Mechanics. He is a Fellow of SPIE, the International Society of Optical Engineers and Institution of Engineers, Singapore and member of the Optical Society of America. He was also R&D chair of the Photonics Association (Singapore) and Chair of SPIE Singapore Chapter for the last few years. He has organized numerous conferences and served on the Membership, Scholarship/Awards and Presidential Asian Advisory committees of SPIE and on the Board of Directors of SPIE.

Lecture Title(s)

Computational Photomechanics
Photomechanics is the application of optical methods (Photo) to solve problems in mechanics. This field has been growing steadily over the past couple of decades especially with the advent of low cost light sources, detectors and CCD cameras and image processing methodology. A good understanding of the basic principles of geometric and wave optics would enable easy application in a wide variety of situations. With the spurt in Digital Image Processing hardware and software, Computational Photomechanics has made enormous strides in the last decade and has all but made obsolete the ubiquitous photographic film. Nuances of specific techniques such as Moiré and Grating methods, Photoelasticity, Speckle and Holography will be discussed with applications in traditional solid mechanics problems to Micro, Meso and Nano mechanics, micro and nanofluidics and biomechanics. The presentation can be tailored to specific interest of the group within this broad area of Computational Photomechanics.

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