Welcome to Design Division
The Design Division at Mechanical Engineering Department offers a cross cutting environment for practicing and exploring several facets of design. First time in India and perhaps one of the few among the world, programs amalgamating industrial and engineering design were successfully developed at IIITDM Kancheepuram. Product companies are always looking for talent who can apply their creative problem solving skills to product development in both conceptual and embodiment design stages. This division envisions to creatively engage in the space between technologies and people. This involves facilitating innovation in the conceptual stage by creating a conducive learning environment for the students in System Thinking, Intelligent Design, Professional Ethics/ Sustainability, Product Systems and Services, Sociology in Design, and Usability Engineering. In the detailed design stages, the focus has always been the iterative decision making process which creates the detailed specification and development of sub-systems and their individual elements of the devices so as to perform the desired functions of the product.
The industrial design engineering courses are offered to all branch of engineering students to inculcate the design thinking capabilities to every engineer passing out of IIITDM Kancheepuram. This helps the students to appreciate the interdisciplinary nature of today’s complex product systems and prepares them better to work with people from all branches of engineering by promoting the team work.
Key Research Areas
Engineering design with polymers and polymer composites.
Fatigue and fracture of advanced engineering materials.
Finite element based topology optimization.
Robotics and Control Systems.
Experimental and Computational Biomechanics.
Advanced Finite Element Methods, Material Modelling, Bio-mechanics.
Complexity in product design & entrepreneurship.
Human Factors in Design.
Context aware solutions.
Design for Additive Manufacturing.
Guest Lecture (upcoming)
Guest Lectures (PAST)
Mr T Jayaraman on a new LED product concept being developed by Equad Services
Venue: Demo Centre (Old Library)
Date: 27 Sep 2017,
Time: 4:40-5:45 pm,
- Topic: “Opportunities for Innovation in Healthcare with Emerging Technologies like Blockchain”.
- Date: 12 Sep 2017 (Tuesday), Time: 4:35-5:45 pm, Venue: H05
Mr Siva Thiyagu, founder of CUEDIO TechnologiesThe title of the talk will be “Smart Imaging Platform: Design and Business Challenges”.
Date: 06 Sep 2017, Time: 4:30-5:45 pm, Venue: H05
“Understanding Youth Trends”.by Dr Kaustav Sengupta from NIFT Chennai.Date: 29 Mar 2017 (Wednesday)Time: 4:30-5:30 pm
Prof. S.Swaminathan. This talk will uncover the origins of Indian temple architectures in one of the oldest UNSECO World Heritage Sites in India – Mahabalipuram – not far away from IIITDM Kancheepuram.Date: 23 Mar 2017 (Thursday)Time: 4:30-5:30 pm
Dr A Divya, Faculty of Humanities, IIITDM Kancheepuram.
Topic : “Narrative and Reflective Writing as Artifacts”Date : 09 Feb 2017 (Thursday)Venue: H05, New Academic Complex
Time : 4:30-5:30 pm
“Healthcare System in India: Opportunities & Challenges” by Professor V.R.Muraleedharan, IIT Madras, a leading expert on healthcare economics and environmental health.Date : 25 Jan 2016 (Wednesday)Time : 4:30-5:30 pm
Venue : H05, New Academic Block
Poster session on Concept Designs and Business Plans created by 2nd and 3rd year studentsDate: 8,9,10 and 17th NovVenue: Old Library
Invited Guest: Dr Badri Seshadri
“Smart Manufacturing with Open Source Culture: Opportunities & Challenges” by Siva Thiyagu
Tuesday, 20 Sep, 11-12 hrs.
DFMA Lecture, Mr Syed Mubashir Ali, D-espat Pvt Ltd.,4 pm , Thursday 29 Oct 2015