Akhilnandh Ramesh

Akhilnandh Ramesh

PhD Student

The University of Auckland

Akhilnandh Ramesh (Preferred name: Akhil Ramesh) is currently pursuing his doctoral studies in Smart Manufacturing at The University of Auckland. He was awarded an R&D fellowship grant from Callaghan Innovation (New Zealand crown’s premier innovation agency) to pursue an industrial aligned fellowship with M/S Oasis Engineering (20003) Ltd, Tauranga, a world leading manufacturer of precision engineered valves for a variety of solutions.

His doctoral project aims to develop intelligent factory scheduling and control techniques. This research holds tremendous value in the context of Kiwi manufacturing, which is predominantly concentrated on high value, high technology (often personalised) products of varying batch sizes.

He bring with him a tenacious, excellence-seeking, customer focussed “Can-do” attitude with a strong commitment to work ethics. He has a demonstrated history of working in the fields of Industrial Engineering, Process Engineering, Quality Assurance, Procurement and Digital Consulting, with an experience of more than six years, spanning across New Zealand and India, and across medium and large scale manufacturers manufacturing precision engineering products, auto-components manufacturing, machine building and artificial grass manufacturing.

Prior to his doctoral studies, he was pursuing his Master Degree in Engineering Management, specializing in Industry 4.0, at The University of Auckland and graduated with First Class honours. His Master Degree was funded by The University of Auckland International Student Scholarship to the tune of NZD 10,000 (among the 22 applicants chosen from more than 300 candidates).

  • Smart manufacturing systems
  • Industrial artificial intelligence for manufacturing value chains
  • Digital transformation for manufacturing revitalisation
  • Industrial policy making
  • PhD in Mechanical Engineering, August 2020- present

    The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand

  • Master of Engineering Management (master thesis focussed on smart manufacturing), 2020

    The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand

  • BE in Mechatronics Engineering, 2016

    Anna University, Chennai, India