Dr Dayalan Gunasegaram

Principal Research Engineer/Scientist

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Dayalan is a Chartered Mechanical Engineer with two decades of experience in engineering problem solving using software tools such as Finite Element Analysis (FEA) and Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD). Dayalan holds the distinction of applying Design of Experiments methodology to numerical simulations in a 2009 publication. His experience covers both manufacturing and process industries as well as ferrous and non-ferrous metals and CR-39 polymer. His 2016 work on the FEA modelling of biomedical meshes received national and international media attention. He has worked for R&D institutions as well as the private sector and has published over 70 scientific articles. He supervises PhD students and specialises in leading large and complex multidisciplinary projects.

Current Roles

  • Project Leader
    Ti Alloys

  • Consultant
    Assisting a Melbourne based private firm with entry into additive manufacturing

  • Computational Modeller
    Phase field modelling of microstructures in additive manufacturing

  • Project Leader
    Additively manufactured industrial devices

Professional Experiences

  • 2016-To Date

    Principal Research Scientist

  • 2003-2016

    Senior Research Scientist

  • 1999-2003

    Manufacturing Engineering Manager
    Toowoomba Metal Technologies

  • 1997-1999

    Post-Doctoral Fellow / Research Engineer
    University of South Australia / SOLA Optical (now Carl-Zeiss Australia)

Achievements and Awards

  • 2012-to-date

    Chartered Professional Engineer
    Engineers Australia

  • 2018-to-date

    Engineers Australia

  • 1993-1997

    Full PhD scholarship
    CAST Co-operative Research Centre

Other highlights

  • 1995-to date

    Over 80 publications including co-authorship of 5 patents

  • 1999-2003

    Applied scientific methods and process simulation to get products right first time and thereby reduce new product introduction period from over 11 weeks to 2.5 weeks (at Toowoomba Metal Technologies). During this time, was also in charge of co-ordinating the efforts between various departments of the foundry to facilitate the rapid turnaround.

  • 2000-2002

    Played a key role in transforming the manufacturing effort of Toowoomba Metal Technologies from a quality-controlled operation to a largely quality-assured operation.

  • 2006-to-date

    Included in Marquis Who's Who Annual Editions

  • 2007-2009

    Pioneered the use of Design of Experiments methodology in numerical simulations

  • 2013-2016

    Led a multidisciplinary project on 3D printed industrial devices for flow chemistry leading to 2 patents

  • 2015-2016

    Work on FFEA modelling of biomedical meshes receives local and international media attention.


  • 2017-2020

    $105k p.a. -- CSIRO ResearchPlus: modelling of microstructures in additive manufacture

  • 2016-2019

    $105k p.a. -- CSIRO ResearchPlus: 3D printed photocatalysts

  • 2016-2017

    Postdoc - Monash Institute of Medical Engineering

  • 2015-to date

    Postdoc - Comisión Nacional de Investigación Científica y Tecnológica, Chile

  • 2012-2013

    Undergrad - Science in Industry Endowment Fund (SIEF) grant for an undergraduate project

  • 2020-2022

    $105K Postdoc - CSIRO Early Research Career Award: prediction of continuum scale properties

Community and Corporate Citizenship

  • 2015-2018

    Coach of Under 12 Cricket team - Canterbury Cricket Club