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Associate Professor Dr Elango Natarajan


Associate Professor | Department of Mechanical Engineering

Additional Role:
Deputy Director, Praxis, Industry and Community Engagement

Academic Qualifications

Post Doctoral Research Soft Robotics
PhD Mechanical Engineering
MEng Computer Aided Design CAD
BEng Mechanical Engineering

Areas of Interest
Composite Materials
Optimization of Machining parameters and AI,
Soft actuators and Bio medical applications
Finite Element Analysis (CAE), Engineering Design
Professional Bodies

  1. Senior Member, IEEE 
  2. Secretary, IEEE/Robotics and Automation Society, Malaysia.
  3. Chartered Engineer, Engineering Council, UK.
  4. Professional Review Interviewer, IET, UK.
  5. Graduate Member, Board of Engineers, Malaysia.


I have secured research grants worth of RM 829,320, in which projects worth of RM 367,625 was successfully completed. Since I joined UCSI, I have been successful in securing RM 506,820, in which RM 269,900 from Fundamental Research Grant Scheme, Ministry of Malaysia (2014-2022) and RM 236,920 from UCSI University Research Grant Schemes (2016-2022). I was unsuccessful in securing grants from Ministry of Malaysia for three times (2017-2022).

Successful grants since joined UCSI University

  1.  Synthesis of High Strength Polyurethane Nano Composite for the development of Prosthetic Hand (Ref: YSIF-2015-000033) Grant amount RM 24,450. Academic year 2016-2018.
  2. Investigation on Machinability and Fatigue life of PEEK/CNF composite for Bone Plate Applications (Proj-In-FETBE-044) Grant amount RM 20,675 Academic year 2017-2019
  3.  Investigation of finger musculoskeletal pinching motion using soft McKibben actuator with machine learning adaption (Ref: FRGS/1/2019/TK04/UTM/02/41) Grant amount RM 129,500, Role Co-Investigator. Academic year 2019-2022.
  4.  A New Formulation of General Fuzzy Automata with Outputs Associated with the Transitions · (FRGS/1/2019/STG06/UTHM/02/1) Grant amount RM 43,600, Role Member. Academic year 2019-2022.
  5. Investigations on structural integrity of PEEK/CNF for bone plating application (Ref: FRGS/1/2018/TK05/MAHSA/02/1) Grant amount RM 96,800, Role Co-Investigator. Academic year 2018-2021.
  6. Reduced Cutting Force, Surface Roughness and Tool Wear Prediction in Machining Titanium Alloy (REIG-FETBE-2022/018). Grant amount RM 46,800. Role Principal Investigator. Academic year 2022-2024.
  7. Mechanical and Electrical Resistivity Properties of Conductive Filler Reinforced with Devulcanizing Rubber/Polypropylene Blends (REIG-FETBE-2021/014) Role Co-Investigator. Grant amount RM 45,220. Academic year 2021-2023.
  8. Synthesize and characterization of ecofriendly MXene added bio-lubricants with enhanced properties (REIG-FETBE-2022/019) Grant amount RM 49,900. Role Co-Investigator. Academic year 2022-2024.
  9. Development of high-speed response AGV robot for project-based education purpose (REIG-FETBE-2022/022) Grant amount RM 49,875. Role Co-Investigator. Academic year 2022-2024.


1. Natarajan, E., Kaviarasan, V., Ang, K. M., Lim, W. H., Elango, S., & Tiang, S. S. (2022). Production wastage avoidance using modified multi-objective teaching learning based optimization embedded with refined learning scheme. IEEE Access, 10, 19186-19214. doi:10.1109/ACCESS.2022.3151088

2. Alrifaey, M., Lim, W. H., Ang, C. K., Natarajan, E., Solihin, M. I., Juhari, M. R. M., & Tiang, S. S. (2022). Hybrid deep learning model for fault detection and classification of grid-connected photovoltaic system. IEEE Access, 10, 13852-13869. doi:10.1109/ACCESS.2022.3140287

3. Kayaroganam, P., Krishnan, V., Natarajan, E., Natarajan, S., & Muthusamy, K. (2021). Drilling parameters analysis on in-situ al/b4 c/mica hybrid composite and an integrated optimization approach using fuzzy model and non-dominated sorting genetic algorithm. Metals, 11(12) doi:10.3390/met11122060

4. Velavan, K., Palanikumar, K., Natarajan, E., & Lim, W. H. (2021). Implications on the influence of mica on the mechanical properties of cast hybrid (Al+10%B4C+Mica) metal matrix composite. Journal of Materials Research and Technology, 10, 99-109. doi:10.1016/j.jmrt.2020.12.004

5. Natarajan, E., Kaviarasan, V., Lim, W. H., Tiang, S. S., Parasuraman, S., & Elango, S. (2020). Non-dominated sorting modified teaching–learning-based optimization for multi-objective machining of polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE). Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing, 31(4), 911-935. doi:10.1007/s10845-019-01486-9

6. Suresh, S., Elango, N., Venkatesan, K., Lim, W. H., Palanikumar, K., & Rajesh, S. (2020). Sustainable friction stir spot welding of 6061-T6 aluminium alloy using improved non-dominated sorting teaching learning algorithm. Journal of Materials Research and Technology, 9(5), 11650-11674. doi:10.1016/j.jmrt.2020.08.043

7. Sharon, H., Elamvazuthi, I., Lu, C. -., Parasuraman, S., & Natarajan, E. (2020). Development of rheumatoid arthritis classification from electronic image sensor using ensemble method. Sensors (Switzerland), 20(1) doi:10.3390/s20010167

8. Yu, L. -., Ahmad, S. H., Kong, I., Tarawneh, M. A., Abd Razak, S. B. B., Natarajan, E., & Ang, C. K. (2019). Magnetic, thermal stability and dynamic mechanical properties of beta isotactic polypropylene/natural rubber blends reinforced by NiZn ferrite nanoparticles. Defence Technology, 15(6), 958-963. doi:10.1016/j.dt.2019.03.001

9. Natarajan, E., Kaviarasan, V., Lim, W. H., Tiang, S. S., & Tan, T. H. (2018). Enhanced multi-objective teaching-learning-based optimization for machining of delrin. IEEE Access, 6, 51528-51546. doi:10.1109/ACCESS.2018.2869040

10. Lim, W. H., Isa, N. A. M., Tiang, S. S., Tan, T. H., Natarajan, E., Wong, C. H., & Tang, J. R. (2018). A self-adaptive topologically connected-based particle swarm optimization. IEEE Access, 6, 65347-65366. doi:10.1109/ACCESS.2018.2878805

11. Mohan, S., Raghavendran, H. B., Karunanithi, P., Murali, M. R., Naveen, S. V., Talebian, S., . . . Kamarul, T. (2017). Incorporation of human-platelet-derived growth factor-BB encapsulated poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) microspheres into 3D CORAGRAF enhances osteogenic differentiation of mesenchymal stromal cells. ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 9(11), 9291-9303. doi:10.1021/acsami.6b13422

12. Leo, C. Y., Shamiri, A., Aroua, M. K., Aghamohammadi, N., Aramesh, R., Natarajan, E., . . . Akbari, V. (2016). Correlation and measurement of density and viscosity of aqueous mixtures of glycerol and N-methyldiethanolamine, monoethanolamine, piperazine and ionic liquid. Journal of Molecular Liquids, 221, 1155-1161. doi:10.1016/j.molliq.2016.06.103

13. Elango, N., & Faudzi, A. A. M. (2015). A review article: Investigations on soft materials for soft robot manipulations. International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, 80(5-8), 1027-1037. doi:10.1007/s00170-015-7085-3

14. Elango, N., & Marappan, R. (2011). Analysis on the fundamental deformation effect of a robot soft finger and its contact width during power grasping. International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, 52(5-8), 797-804. doi:10.1007/s00170-010-2747-7.

5. Kailasanathan, C. K., Saravanan, S. T., Natarajan, E., & Stalin, B. (2022). Polyoxymethylene/talc composite: Investigation of warpage, mechanical and thermal properties for thin walled-injection molding applications. Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 139(10) doi:10.1002/app.51762

16. Elango, S., Varadaraju, K., Natarajan, E., Abraham Gnanamuthu, E. M., Durairaj, R., & Mariappan, P. (2022). PTFE in wet and dry drilling: Two-tier modeling and optimization through ANFIS. Mathematical Problems in Engineering, 2022 doi:10.1155/2022/4812470

17. S, R., Palanikumar, K., Boppana, S. B., & Natarajan, E. (2022). Analysis of chip formation and temperature measurement in machining of titanium alloy (ti-6Al-4V). Experimental Techniques, doi:10.1007/s40799-021-00537-2

18. Prabhudass, J. M., Palanikumar, K., Natarajan, E., & Markandan, K. (2022). Enhanced thermal stability, mechanical properties and structural integrity of MWCNT filled Bamboo/Kenaf hybrid polymer nanocomposites. Materials, 15(2) doi:10.3390/ma15020506

19. Saravanan, S. T., Kailasanathan, C., Natarajan, E., & Ramasamy, A. (2021). Crystallinity change and reduced warpages on thin walled parts-the effect of nano fumed silica on polyacetal. Silicon, 13(12), 4611-4622. doi:10.1007/s12633-020-00796-5

20. Suresh, S., Venkatesan, K., Natarajan, E., & Rajesh, S. (2021). Performance analysis of nano silicon carbide reinforced swept friction stir spot weld joint in AA6061-T6 alloy. Silicon, 13(10), 3399-3412. doi:10.1007/s12633-020-00751-4

21. Tan, J., Natarajan, E., Lim, W., Ramesh, S., Ang, C., Parasuraman, S., & Singh, D. K. J. (2021). Effects of bone-plate materials on the healing process of fractured tibia bone under time-varying conditions: A finite element analysis. Materials Research Express, 8(9) doi:10.1088/2053-1591/ac24f8

22. Santhosh, M. S., Sasikumar, R., & Natarajan, E. (2021). E-Glass/phenolic matrix/APP laminate as a potential candidate for battery casing of e-vehicle - experimental investigations. Materials Research Express, 8(4) doi:10.1088/2053-1591/abf8e5

23. Parasuraman, S., Elamvazuthi, I., Kanagaraj, G., Natarajan, E., & Pugazhenthi, A. (2021). Assessments of process parameters on cutting force and surface roughness during drilling of aa7075/tib2 in situ composite. Materials, 14(7) doi:10.3390/ma14071726

24. Palani Kumar, K., Keshavan, D., Natarajan, E., Narayan, A., Ashok Kumar, K., Deepak, M., & Freitas, L. I. (2021). Evaluation of mechanical properties of coconut flower cover fibre-reinforced polymer composites for industrial applications. Progress in Rubber, Plastics and Recycling Technology, 37(1), 3-18. doi:10.1177/1477760619895011

25. Raghavendran, H. R. B., Natarajan, E., Mohan, S., Krishnamurithy, G., Murali, M. R., Parasuraman, S., . . . Kamarul, T. (2021). The functionalization of the electrospun PLLA fibrous scaffolds reduces the hydrogen peroxide induced cytokines secretion in vitro. Materials Today Communications, 26 doi:10.1016/j.mtcomm.2020.101812

26. Natarajan, E., Chia, K. Y., Faudzi, A. A. M., Lim, W. H., Ang, C. K., & Jafaari, A. (2021). Bio inspired salamander robot with pneu-net soft actuators – design and walking gait analysis. Bulletin of the Polish Academy of Sciences: Technical Sciences, 69(3) doi:10.24425/bpasts.2021.137055

27. Prakash, S., Sasikumar, R., Natarajan, E., & Suresha, B. (2020). Influence of feeding techniques in bottom tapping stir casting process for fabrication of alumina nano-filler-reinforced aluminium composites. Transactions of the Indian Institute of Metals, 73(5), 1265-1272. doi:10.1007/s12666-020-01975-z

28. Prince Jeya Lal, L., Ramesh, S., Parasuraman, S., Natarajan, E., & Elamvazuthi, I. (2019). Compression after impact behaviour and failure analysis of nanosilica-toughened thin epoxy/gfrp composite laminates. Materials, 12(19) doi:10.3390/ma12193057

29. Kosalishkwaran, G., Parasuraman, S., Singh, D. K. J., Natarajan, E., Elamvazuthi, I., & George, J. (2019). Measurement of range of motions of L3-L4 healthy spine through offsetting reflective markers and in silico analysis of meshed model. Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing, 57(10), 2305-2318. doi:10.1007/s11517-019-02026-6

30. Kaviarasan, V., Venkatesan, R., & Natarajan, E. (2019). Prediction of surface quality and optimization of process parameters in drilling of delrin using neural network. Progress in Rubber, Plastics and Recycling Technology, 35(3), 149-169. doi:10.1177/1477760619855078

31. Baig, S., Azizan, A. H. S., Raghavendran, H. R. B., Natarajan, E., Naveen, S., Murali, M. R., . . . Kamarul, T. (2019). Effect of chitosan nanoparticle-loaded thymus serpyllum on hydrogen peroxide-induced bone marrow stromal cell damage. Stem Cells International, 2019 doi:10.1155/2019/5142518

32. Lazar, P. J. L., Sengottuvelu, R., & Natarajan, E. (2018). Assessments of secondary reinforcement of epoxy matrix-glass fibre composite laminates through nanosilica (SiO2). Materials, 11(11) doi:10.3390/ma11112186

33. Suresh, S., Venkatesan, K., & Natarajan, E. (2018). Influence of SiC nanoparticle reinforcement on FSS welded 6061-T6 aluminum alloy. Journal of Nanomaterials, 2018 doi:10.1155/2018/7031867

34. Elango, N., Gupta, N. S., Jiun, Y. L., & Golshahr, A. (2017). The effect of high loaded multiwall carbon nanotubes in natural rubber and their nonlinear material constants. Journal of Nanomaterials, 2017 doi:10.1155/2017/6193961

35. Sathiyamoorthy, V., Sekar, T., & Elango, N. (2015). Optimization of processing parameters in ECM of die tool steel using nanofluid by multiobjective genetic algorithm. Scientific World Journal, 2015 doi:10.1155/2015/895696

36. Elango, N., Faudzi, A. A. M., Hassan, A., & Rusydi, M. R. M. (2014). Experimental investigations of skin-like material and computation of its material properties. International Journal of Precision Engineering and Manufacturing, 15(9), 1909-1914. doi:10.1007/s12541-014-0545-0

37. Natarajan, E., Santhosh, M. S., Markandan, K., Sasikumar, R., Saravanakumar, N., & Dilip, A. A. (2022). Mechanical and wear behaviour of PEEK, PTFE and PU: Review and experimental study. Journal of Polymer Engineering, 42(5), 407-417. doi:10.1515/polyeng-2021-0325

38. Davani, N. M. P. K., Natarajan, E., Hanumandarao, B. R., & Paramasivam, S. (2021). Mechanical integrity of PEEK bone plate in internal fixation of femur: Experimental and finite element analysis towards performance measurement. International Journal of Enterprise Network Management, 12(1), 17-31. doi:10.1504/IJENM.2021.112663

39. Debnath, S. K., Omar, R., Latip, N. B. A., Shelyna, S., Nadira, E., Melor, C. K. N. C. K., . . . Natarajan, E. (2019). A review on graph search algorithms for optimal energy efficient path planning for an unmanned air vehicle. Indonesian Journal of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, 15(2), 743-750. doi:10.11591/ijeecs.v15.i2.pp743-749

40. Prakash, S., Sasikumar, R., & Natarajan, E. (2018). Superior material properties of hybrid filler-reinforced aluminum MMC through double-layer feeding technique adopted in bottom tapping stir casting. High Temperature Material Processes, 22(4), 249-258. doi:10.1615/HighTempMatProc.2018028877

41. Ramesh, S., Prabu, R., & Natarajan, E. (2018). Experimental investigation of structure, wear, and erosion resistance of ss316 substrate coated with TiC–Al2O3 composite by laser cladding. High Temperature Material Processes, 22(1), 63-71. doi:10.1615/HighTempMatProc.2018027036

42. Natarajan, E., Solihin, M. I., & Chong, J. H. (2017). Grasp stability analysis of an isotropic direct driven three-finger soft robot hand. International Journal on Advanced Science, Engineering and Information Technology, 7(5), 1627-1631. doi:10.18517/ijaseit.7.5.2526

43. Viswanathan, R., Ramesh, S., Elango, N., & Kamesh Kumar, D. (2017). Temperature measurement and optimisation in machining magnesium alloy using RSM and ANOVA. Pertanika Journal of Science and Technology, 25(1), 255-262. Retrieved from

44. Sathiyamoorthy, V., Sekar, T., Suresh, P., Vijayan, R., & Elango, N. (2015). Optimization of processing parameters in electrochemical machining of aisi 202 using response surface methodology. Journal of Engineering Science and Technology, 10(6), 780-789. Retrieved from

45. Suresh, P., Venkatesan, R., Sekar, T., Elango, N., & Sathiyamoorthy, V. (2014). Optimization of intervening variables in MicroEDM of SS 316L using a genetic algorithm and response-surface methodology. Strojniski Vestnik/Journal of Mechanical Engineering, 60(10), 656-664. doi:10.5545/sv-jme.2014.1665

46. Nordin, I. N. A. M., Faudzi, A. A. M., Razif, M. R. M., Natarajan, E., Wakimoto, S., & Suzumori, K. (2014). Simulations of two patterns fiber weaves reinforced in rubber actuator. Jurnal Teknologi (Sciences and Engineering), 69(3), 133-138. Retrieved from

47. Azman, M. A., Faudzi, A. A. M., Mustafa, N. D., Osman, K., & Natarajan, E. (2014). Integrating servo-pneumatic actuator with ball beam system based on intelligent position control. Jurnal Teknologi (Sciences and Engineering), 69(3), 73-79. doi:10.11113/jt.v69.3146

48. Natarajan, E., Razif, M. R. M., Faudzi, A. A. M., & Palanikumar, K. (2020). Evaluation of a suitable material for soft actuator through experiments and FE simulations. International Journal of Manufacturing, Materials, and Mechanical Engineering, 10(2), 64-76. doi:10.4018/IJMMME.2020040104

49. Ramesh, S., Vijayakumar, N., & Natarajan, E. (2020). Electrical discharge machining analysis of zirconium powder mixed dielectric on performance of high carbon high chromium steel. Journal of the Balkan Tribological Association, 26(1), 165-192. Retrieved from

50. Suresh, S., Venkatesan, K., Natarajan, E., Rajesh, S., & Lim, W. H. (2019). Evaluating weld properties of conventional and swept friction stir spot welded 6061-t6 aluminium alloy. Materials Express, 9(8), 851-860. doi:10.1166/mex.2019.1584

51. Nagarajan, P., Murugesan, P. K., & Natarajan, E. (2019). Optimum control parameters during machining of LM13 aluminum alloy under dry electrical discharge machining (EDM) with a modified tool design. Medziagotyra, 25(3), 270-275. doi:10.5755/

52. Lu, B., & Natarajan, E. (2022). Research on data mining and bioinformatics in breast cancer prediction. Paper presented at the Proceedings of SPIE - the International Society for Optical Engineering, , 12168 doi:10.1117/12.2631122 Retrieved from

53. Cheng, W. -., Ang, K. M., Choi, Z. C., Lim, W. H., Tiang, S. S., Natarajan, E., . . . Khan, M. K. A. A. (2022). Particle swarm optimization with modified initialization scheme for numerical optimization, Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering doi:10.1007/978-981-16-8690-0_45 Retrieved from

54. Ang, K. M., Lim, W. H., Tiang, S. S., Ang, C. K., Natarajan, E., & Ahamed Khan, M. K. A. (2022). Optimal training of feedforward neural networks using teaching-learning-based optimization with modified learning phases, Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering doi:10.1007/978-981-16-2406-3_65 Retrieved from

55. Manoharan, V., Tamilperuvalathan, S., Natarajan, E., & Ponnusamy, P. (2022). Experimental investigation on electrochemical discharge machining of zirconia, Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering doi:10.1007/978-981-16-4222-7_4 Retrieved from

56. Muthusamy, K., Gunasegaran, H. R., Natarajan, E., & Renganathan, K. (2021). Analysis of potential project work accidents: A case study of a construction project in malaysia. Paper presented at the 2021 IEEE European Technology and Engineering Management Summit, E-TEMS 2021 - Conference Proceedings, 21-26. doi:10.1109/E-TEMS51171.2021.9524866 Retrieved from

57. Elashmawy, A. M. A., Elamvazuthi, I., Ali, S. S. A., Natarajan, E., & Paramasivam, S. (2021). A hybridized pre-processing method for detecting tuberculosis using deep learning. Paper presented at the International Conference on Intelligent and Advanced Systems: Enhance the Present for a Sustainable Future, ICIAS 2021, doi:10.1109/ICIAS49414.2021.9642622 Retrieved from

58. Natarajan, E., Hassan, C. S., Chun Kit, A., Santhosh, M. S., Ramesh, S., & Sasikumar, R. (2021). Modeling of multiwall carbon nanotubes reinforced natural rubber for soft robotic applications - A comprehensive presentation. Paper presented at the Materials Today: Proceedings, , 46 3251-3258. doi:10.1016/j.matpr.2020.11.293 Retrieved from

59. Natarajan, E., Inácio Freitas, L., Rui Chang, G., Abdulaziz Majeed Al-Talib, A., Hassan, C. S., & Ramesh, S. (2021). The hydrodynamic behaviour of biologically inspired bristled shark skin vortex generator in submarine. Paper presented at the Materials Today: Proceedings, , 46 3945-3950. doi:10.1016/j.matpr.2021.02.471 Retrieved from

60. Muthusamy, K., Mahendran, R., & Natarajan, E. (2020). Development of effective water cleaning process methods for F&B water filtration system. Paper presented at the IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science, , 551(1) doi:10.1088/1755-1315/551/1/012001 Retrieved from

61. Ang, K. M., Lim, W. H., Isa, N. A. M., Tiang, S. S., Ang, C. K., Natarajan, E., & Solihin, M. I. (2020). A constrained teaching-learning-based optimization with modified learning phases for constrained optimization. Journal of Advanced Research in Dynamical and Control Systems, 12(4 Special Issue), 1442-1456. doi:10.5373/JARDCS/V12SP4/20201623

62. Suresh, S., Venkatesan, K., Natarajan, E., & Rajesh, S. (2020). Influence of tool rotational speed on the properties of friction stir spot welded AA7075-T6/Al2O3 composite joint. Paper presented at the Materials Today: Proceedings,, 27 62-67. doi:10.1016/j.matpr.2019.08.220 Retrieved from

63. Natarajan, E., Venkataramanan, A. R., Sasikumar, R., Parasuraman, S., & Kosalishkwaran, G. (2019). Dynamic analysis of compliant LEG of a stewart-gough type parallel mechanism. Paper presented at the 2019 IEEE Student Conference on Research and Development, SCOReD 2019, 123-128. doi:10.1109/SCORED.2019.8896335 Retrieved from

64. Natarajan, E., Ang, C. T., Lim, W. H., Kosalishkwaran, G., Ang, C. K., & Parasuraman, S. (2019). Design topology optimization and kinematics of a multi-modal quadcopter and quadruped. Paper presented at the 2019 IEEE Student Conference on Research and Development, SCOReD 2019, 214-218. doi:10.1109/SCORED.2019.8896247 Retrieved from

65. Sharon, H., Elamvazuthi, I., Lu, C. K., Parasuraman, S., & Natarajan, E. (2019). Classification of rheumatoid arthritis using machine learning algorithms. Paper presented at the 2019 IEEE Student Conference on Research and Development, SCOReD 2019, 345-350. doi:10.1109/SCORED.2019.8896344 Retrieved from

66. Balaguru, S., Natarajan, E., Ramesh, S., & Muthuvijayan, B. (2019). Structural and modal analysis of scooter frame for design improvement. Paper presented at the Materials Today: Proceedings, , 16 1106-1116. doi:10.1016/j.matpr.2019.05.202 Retrieved from

67. Solihin, M. I., Natarajan, E., Ang, C. K., & Khan, M. K. A. A. (2018). Observation on multivariable regression methods for various near infrared spectra data. Paper presented at the 2018 IEEE 4th International Symposium in Robotics and Manufacturing Automation, ROMA 2018, doi:10.1109/ROMA46407.2018.8986725 Retrieved from

68. Natarajan, E., Hong, L. W., Ramasamy, M., Hou, C. C., & Sengottuvelu, R. (2018). Design and development of a robot gripper for food industries using coanda effect. Paper presented at the 2018 IEEE 4th International Symposium in Robotics and Manufacturing Automation, ROMA 2018, doi:10.1109/ROMA46407.2018.8986699 Retrieved from

69. Ramasamy, M., Solanki, S. G., Natarajan, E., & Keat, T. M. (2018). IoT based smart parking system for large parking lot. Paper presented at the 2018 IEEE 4th International Symposium in Robotics and Manufacturing Automation, ROMA 2018, doi:10.1109/ROMA46407.2018.8986731 Retrieved from

70. Ramaswamy, R., Selvam, B., Marimuthu, P., & Natarajan, E. (2018). Influence of yttrium oxide nanoparticles in TI6AL4V matrix on compressive and hardness behaviour. International Journal of Mechanical Engineering and Technology, 9(9), 1140-1146. Retrieved from

71. Prince Jeya Lal, L., Ramesh, S., & Natarajan, E. (2018). Study on the repeatability of manufacturing nano-silica (SiO2) reinforced composite laminates. Paper presented at the IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering, , 346(1) doi:10.1088/1757-899X/346/1/012083 Retrieved from

72. Ramaswamy, R., Selvam, B., Marimuthu, P., & Elango, N. (2018). Investigation of densification behaviour on yttrium oxide reinforced ti-6al-4v nano-composite through powder metallurgy. International Journal of Mechanical and Production Engineering Research and Development, 8(2), 433-442. doi:10.24247/ijmperdapr201849

73. Golshahr, A., Natarajan, E., Santhosh, M. S., Sasikumar, R., Ramesh, S., & Durairaj, R. (2018). Multi wall carbon nanotube reinforced silicone for aerospace applications. International Journal of Mechanical and Production Engineering Research and Development, 8(4), 775-784. doi:10.24247/IJMPERDAUG201880

74. Balaguru, S., Navin Kumar, K., & Natarajan, E. (2018). Experimental and numerical investigation on mechanical properties of AA6061T6 reinforced with SiC and Al2O3. International Journal of Mechanical and Production Engineering Research and Development, 2018(Special Issue), 201-206. Retrieved from

75. Thamizhmanii, S., Hasan, S., & Natarajan, E. (2017). Performance of tool wear using cryogenic treated CBN inserts. Paper presented at the Lecture Notes in Engineering and Computer Science, , 2230 792-796. Retrieved from

76. Razif, M. R. M., Faudzi, A. A. M., Bavandi, M., Nordin, N. A. M., Natarajan, E., & Yaakob, O. (2014). Two chambers soft actuator realizing robotic gymnotiform swimmers fin. Paper presented at the 2014 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics, IEEE ROBIO 2014, 15-20. doi:10.1109/ROBIO.2014.7090300 Retrieved from

77. Muhammad, R. M. R., Elango, N., Ili, N. A. M. N., & Mohd Faudzi, A. A. (2014). Non-linear finite element analysis of biologically inspired robotic fin actuated by soft actuators, Applied Mechanics and Materials doi:10.4028/ Retrieved from

78. Elango, N., Faudzi, A. A. M., Rusydi, M. R. M., & Nordin, I. N. A. M. (2014). Determination of non-linear material constants of RTV silicone applied to a soft actuator for robotic applications, Key Engineering Materials doi:10.4028/ Retrieved from

79. Sivakumar, S., Ragunathan, S., & Elango, N. (2014). Design and optimization analysis of 5 kWe downdraft gasifier. Journal of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences, 2014-December, 141-143. Retrieved from

80. Natarajan, E., Mohd Faudzi, A. A., Jeevanantham, V. M., Muhammad Razif, M. R., & Mohd Nordin, I. N. A. (2013). Numerical dynamic analysis of a single link soft robot finger doi:10.4028/ Retrieved from

81. Mohd Nordin, I. N. A., Muhammad Razif, M. R., Faudzi, A. M., Natarajan, E., Iwata, K., & Suzumori, K. (2013). 3-D finite-element analysis of fiber-reinforced soft bending actuator for finger flexion. Paper presented at the 2013 IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics: Mechatronics for Human Wellbeing, AIM 2013, 128-133. doi:10.1109/AIM.2013.6584080 Retrieved from

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Award and Recognitions

  • Best research article, IEEE/ROMA International Conference: Design and development of a robot gripper for food industries using Coanda effect (2018).
  • Outstanding IEEE Volunteer Award, IEEE/RAS Malaysia (2019, 2021)
  • Outstanding Medium Chapter Award for IEEE/RAS for 2 consecutive years of 2018 and 2019, 2017-2018 and 2018-2019
  • Top Researcher Award, UCSI University (2022)