Dr Selvan Pather

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Dr Selvan Pather


Teaching areas

  • ENG221 Mechanics of Materials
  • ENG226 Manufacturing Technology
  • ENG227 Mechanical Design 1
  • ENG228 Mechanical Design 2
  • ENG336 Engineering System Design

Research areas

  • design and manufacture
  • process automation
  • medical robotics, mechatronic devices for rehabilitation therapies
  • engineering education
  • natural fibre composites

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Dr Selvan Pather is an Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of the Sunshine Coast. He is responsible for the development of teaching and research in the Mechanical Engineering program.

He has extensive experience in tertiary level teaching, both in Australia and abroad. He is very passionate about Engineering Education, having developed numerous different strategies to enhance his teaching. Although he has a wide range of research interests, the application of engineering (particularly robotics) into health care is at the forefront of his research.

Selvan’s achievements include the Vice-Chancellor and President's Award for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (2015), an Excellence in Teaching Award from the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Southern Queensland (2008), an Award for Programs and Services that Enhance Learning (2009), and a citation from the Australasian Association for Engineering Education (2008).


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