Dr Praveena Nair Sivasankaran

Dr Praveena Nair Sivasankaran

Email: praveena.s@uowmkdu.edu.my

Dr Praveena has been in the educational field for the past 9 years and have taught at various universities, institutes and learning centres. She has obtained her MEng in Mechanical Engineering and PhD (Materials and Structural Engineering) from the University of Malaya.

Her research area includes Advanced Materials (Nanocomposites and Green Material) and Structural Biomimetics.  Currently, Dr Praveena is a lecturer in the School of Engineering.

Dr Praveena is an active researcher, and has managed to produce a good number of international ISI top-tier-ranked journals and conference proceedings throughout her career in the academic field. Her current research area includes green material synthesis and application and 3D printed prosthetics.

Year Title
2017 Sivasankaran, P. N., Ward, T. A., Salami, E., Viyapuri, R., Fearday, C. J., & Johan, M. R. (2017). An experimental study of elastic properties of dragonfly-like flapping wings for use in biomimetic micro air vehicles (BMAVs). Chinese Journal of Aeronautics
2016 Sivasankaran, P. N., & Ward, T. A. (2016). Spatial network analysis to construct simplified wing structural models for Biomimetic Micro Air Vehicles. Aerospace Science and Technology,49, 259-268.

Sivasankaran, P. N., Ward, T. A., Viyapuri, R., & Johan, M. R. (2016). Static strength analysis of dragonfly inspired wings for biomimetic micro aerial vehicles. Chinese Journal of Aeronautics,29(2), 411-423.

Rubentheren, V., Ward, T. A., Chee, C. Y., Nair, P., Salami, E., & Fearday, C. (2016). Effects of heat treatment on chitosan nanocomposite film reinforced with nanocrystalline cellulose and tannic acid. Carbohydrate polymers, 140, 202-208.

Rubentheren, V., Ward, T. A., Chee, C. Y., Nair, P., Salami, E., & Fearday, C. (2016). Effects of heat treatment on chitosan nanocomposite film reinforced with nanocrystalline cellulose and tannic acid. Carbohydrate polymers, 140, 202-208.

2015 – 2010 CONFERENCE PAPERS

Nair, P., Ward, T. A., Viyapuri, R., & Johan, M. R. (2015, January). Experimental analysis of artificial dragonfly wings using black graphite and fiberglass for use in Biomimetic Micro Air Vehicles (BMAVs). In MATEC Web of Conferences (Vol. 30). EDP Sciences.

Wai, T. F. K., & Sivasankaran, P. N. (2014) An Application of Research Methodology Framework Relating Cognitive Ergonomics to Sport Science In EURECA, Taylor’s University Lakeside Campus.

Nair, P., & Johan, M.R, (2012). The effect of Nomex composites in different solutions. In ICYRAM 2012, Singapore , Organized by Materials Research Society.

Azmir, M. A., Nair Sivasankaran, P., & Hamedon, Z. (2010). Experimental study on drilling process of CFRP composite laminate. In Materials Science Forum (Vol. 638, pp. 927-932). Trans Tech Publications.

Title: Development of a Prototype Biomimetic Micro Air Vehicle (BMAV) 2016 – 2019
Sponsor/Grant: ScienceFund Grant, Malaysian Ministry of Science, Technology & Innovation Grant #: 04-01-01-SF0188, RM 212,000 (~$53K)

Title: Component Analysis and Integrated Systems Development of a Biomimetic Micro Air Vehicle  
Sponsor/Grant: High Impact Research (HIR) Grant, Malaysian Ministry of Education, RM 1,001,000 ($313K)

Title: Analysis and Modeling of Insect Flight Kinematics for Emulation in Biomimetic Micro Air Vehicles
Sponsor/Grant: University of Malaya Research Grant (UMRG), RM 188,000 ($58.8K)

Title: Development of a 3D Printed Myoelectric Prosthetics for Animals
Sponsor/Grant: KDU Internal Research Grant, RM 23000

Title: Quantum Dots (Synthesis and Application of an Effective Photocatalyst for River Reclamation)
Sponsor/Grant: KDU Internal Research Grant, RM 17750