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Dr T Asokan is an Associate Professor in the Department of Engineering Design at IIT Madras
. He completed his B.Tech. and M.Tech. in mechanical engineering from Calicut University. Dr Asokan received his Ph.D in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Madras, in the year 2000. His area of specialization was electro hydraulic controls for robotic applications. He then spent six years as a researcher at the Robotics Research Center, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore working in the area of mechatronic systems and robotics. He was instrumental in developing the Remotely Operated Underwater vehicle and a 7-axis underwater manipulator at NTU, Singapore. Prior to this, he spent 3 years in DRDO as a Scientist. He joined IIT Madras as Assistant Professor in the year 2006 and was promoted as Associate Professor in 2009. He was awarded the Stanford-India biodesign fellowship by the Stanford University, USA in 2009 and has completed a post doctoral fellowship in medical device development at the Stanford University. Dr.
Asokan is a visiting Fellow of the University of New South
Wales, Australia. He is a member of the Bureau of Indian Standards
(BIS) Sectional Committee on Industrial and Production Automation
Systems and Robotics (PGD 18). His areas of teaching and research are Robotics, Product design, and Engineering System design. Dr Asokan has published more than
65 papers in International Journals and conferences and has filed 5
patents in India and Singapore. He is supervising 6 Ph.D, 3 MS and 4 M.Tech. students at present. He is actively involved in many sponsored research projects with an approximate budget of Rs. 250 lakhs, sponsored by DRDO, ISRO, DST,
NRB and other sponsoring agencies.
NEWS and Events
Dr Asokan will be delivering invited talks at the
University of Melbourne, Australia and at the
University, Melbourne, Australia on 8th April 2013.
Dr Asokan will be delivering an invited talk on
"Robotics for Medical applications" on 22nd February during the thematic
workshop on "Challenges in Robotics- Research to
Application" at the PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore.
One-day Seminar on "Standardization
in the field of Industrial and Production Automation System and Robotics"
on 6th March 2012 at IIT Madras. For registration, contact
Invited Talk at the Indo-German
Workshop on Neurobionics in Clinical Neurology, JIPMER, Pondichery.
Dr Asokan will be delivering a talk on "Role of Robotics in
Nerorehabilitation" on 17th February 2013.
Indo-Australian Senior Scientist
Fellowship: Indian National Science Academy (INSA)
has awarded the Indo-Australian Senior Scientist S&T Visiting Fellowship
2012-13 to Dr T. Asokan for conducting advanced research on "Multi-domain
robot systems" at the Australian Defence Force Academy, Canberra.
Dr Asokan has been appointed as a Visiting Fellow of the
University of New South Wales, Canberra, Australia.