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Overview

Teaching and research experience in design and manufacturing across a broad range of industrial and academic sectors. This consists of 3 years of industrial experience in the automotive industry and die and mould manufacturing industry as a Design Engineer, 7 years of academic research experience in optics manufacturing, manufacturing information modelling and aero-structure design and verification as a research staff and then intensive university teaching as a Lecturer and Programme Leader for BSc Computer aided Design programme at the University of the West of Scotland (UWS).

Area of academic expertise - outline

Though my past work experience, I have worked on various commercial PLM systems; thus I recognise various bottlenecks while working on multi-CAD environment in the supply chain. Current state of the art in concurrent product development has introduced revolutionary modelling concepts such as unite technology for multi-CAD environments using PTC Creo platform, flexible/direct/synchronous modelling for agile product revision and to manage legacy product data.

My previous position as a post-doctorial research officer at the University of Bath has given me an opportunity to work on several research projects in collaboration with leading aerospace manufacturers. The research project with Airbus UK was in metrology integrated modelling for simulating dimensional variability for the Advanced Low Cost Aircraft Structures (ALCAS) wing build philosophy. I was responsible for developing dimensional uncertainty model for deformable components and complex aerospace assemblies while considering the effects of designed GD&T, material compliance and assembly processes. The model was developed using commercial PLM system modules such as DELMIA, CATIA, 3DCS and Spatial Analyser. Thus, this research contribution allowed aerospace manufacturers to analyse and revise initial and in-processes design specification using state-of-the-art computer aided engineering tools. Similarly, I was also involved with a research project SAMULET 6.3.1 in the collaboration with Rolls Royce with specific goal of reducing machine tool verification time to 1 minute, where I was responsible to highlight current technological gaps in building and managing machine tool verification profiles.

My PhD research involves development of versatile data modelling methodology for representing information related to diversified CNC machining system resources for making a variety of manufacturing decisions. This enables end user to convert state-of-the art PLM assisted process specific decisions to resources specific decisions without using resource specific post processors. My methodology has been well received in the ISO technical committee 184 SC1 for development of the international standard ISO14649 (STEP-NC) part 110: a data model for intelligent computerized numerical controllers, due to its versatility and capability in addressing the broad manufacturing resource domains. This research has contributed in 2 EU-FP7 projects Dematerialised Manufacturing Systems DEMAT (no 246020-2) and STEPMAN (no. 286962) with funding over €750K for Bath's involvement.

Previously to my PhD research, I undertook a Master’s degree by research program in the University Technology Malaysia, Malaysia. My research project was the development of a low cost precision grinding process for generating glass and silicon lenses, in collaboration with leading academic and industrial partners. This experimental research work involved design of CNC grinding experiments, measurement of quality parameters, process-based analysis and deploying learned knowledge in the production environment.

Summarising on my past experience, my areas of expertise are:

Product data / Information management in Multi-CAD environments

Product design and manufacturing processes

3-5 axis CNC machining, CAM process planning, Process simulation and verification, CNC post-processor development

Plastic mould design and mould flow simulation

Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T), Dimensional management

Data modelling using EXPRESS, STEP (ISO10303), STEP-NC (ISO 14649)

Remanufacturing strategies for circular economy

Current research activities

Recently, I was awarded a grant from Scottish Institute of Remanufacture (SIR) for developing a coating process for reusing existing street lamps. I am also collaborating with Spirit Aerosystems on number of investigative projects. In addition to working with industrial partners, I am also working with Prof Stuart Raid on nano-kicking project funded by EPSRC. I am responsible for designing and manufacturing a mould for producing culture well plate to conduct nano-kicking experiments. Currently I am supervising 2 PhD students: i) investigating design optimisation of Pelton Turbine blade for enhancing system efficiency ii) Stack plate optimisation for polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells (PEMFC).

Target collaborative organisations

Aerospace/ Automotive / General Engineering component manufacturers.

Research and Innovation centres

 

External positions

1. Validation panel member for MSc Smart Manufacturing Systems, Ulster University

24 Jun 2019

2. Member of judging panel, Renfrewshire Chamber of Commerce (ROCCO) Award for Excellence in Manufacturing, Renfrewshire Chamber of Commerce (ROCCO)

1 Oct 2018

MSc External Examiner, University of Huddersfield

1 Aug 20171 Aug 2020

PhD External Examiner, University of Huddersfield

1 Feb 2016 → …

PhD External Examiner, University of Huddersfield

1 Jun 2014 → …

MRes External Examiner, University of Huddersfield

1 Dec 2012 → …

Visiting Lecturer, Changchun Institute of Technology

1 Jun 20121 Jun 2020

Keywords

  • TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
  • Manufacturing
  • CNC
  • Machining
  • Process Planning
  • ISO 10303
  • STEP-NC
  • Remanufacturing
  • Computer aided Design
  • Multi-CAD environments
  • CNC post-processor
  • Plastic mould design
  • GD&T
  • Product Design
  • Large Volume Metrology

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Research Output 2004 2019

78 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
File
Triangulation
Splines
Computational fluid dynamics
Geometry
Computer aided engineering
71 Downloads (Pure)

Design, construction and characterisation of a novel nanovibrational bioreactor and cultureware for osteogenesis

Campsie, P., Childs, P. G., Robertson, S. N., Cameron, K., Hough, J., Salmeron-Sanchez, M., Tsimbouri, P. M., Vichare, P., Dalby, M. J. & Reid, S., 10 Sep 2019, In : Scientific Reports. 9, 9, 12 p., 12944.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Bioreactors
Stem cells
Gels
Collagen
Grafts

Novel trends in modelling techniques of Pelton Turbine bucket for increased renewable energy production

Bhattarai, S., Vichare, P., Dahal, K., Al Makky, A. & Olabi, A., 30 Sep 2019, In : Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews. 112, p. 87-101 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Turbines
Computational fluid dynamics
Turbomachinery
Multiphase flow
Surface reactions

Comparison of environmental life cycle analysis of aluminium alloy (LM 6) street light housing and aluminium alloy (AL Si12Cu1{Fe}) housing

Chinombo, M., Vichare, P. & Cheung, W. M., 8 May 2018, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Developments Beyond 2030: Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Sustainable Energy & Environmental Protection . Olabi, A. G. (ed.). Paisley: University of the West of Scotland, Vol. 1. p. 7-12 6 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Open Access
File
life cycle analysis
aluminum
environmental impact
primary production
energy use
77 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
File
Ergonomics
Electronic equipment
Recycling
Industry
Process design

Prizes

Best paper award in the Industrial Engineering session

Parag Vichare (Recipient), 1 Nov 2013

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Industrial engineering
Symposium
Manufacturing
Information control
Moscow

Gold Medal

Parag Vichare (Recipient), 2 Oct 2005

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

grinding
wheels
Lens
gold
packaging

Overseas Research Students (ORS) Award

Parag Vichare (Recipient), 1 Jun 2006

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

mechanical engineering
students
baths

Recipient of the prestigious IRPA funding

Parag Vichare (Recipient), 1 Nov 2003

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

recipient
funding
Malaysia

Activities 2012 2018

  • 4 Examination
  • 3 Visiting an external academic institution
  • 2 Participation in workshop, seminar, course

STEM Engagement Event for secondary school head teachers on Friday 18th May

Parag Vichare (Invited speaker)
18 May 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

UWS Showcase 2018

Parag Vichare (Invited speaker)
22 May 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

MSc External Examiner

Parag Vichare (Examiner)
1 Sep 20171 Sep 2020

Activity: Examination

Jadhavpur University

Parag Vichare (Visiting researcher)
Jul 2017Aug 2017

Activity: Visiting an external institutionVisiting an external academic institution

PhD External Examiner

Parag Vichare (Examiner)
16 Feb 2016

Activity: Examination

Press / Media

Profiles

Proton exchange membrane fuel cells (PEMFC)
Hydrogen
Finite element method
Air
Electricity
Proton exchange membrane fuel cells (PEMFC)
Fuel cells
Coatings
Membranes
Cell membranes