A.Senthil Kumar

Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Research Interests

  • Fixture Design
  • Micro/Nano machining
  • Development of Miniature Machine Tool for Micro/Nano Machining


  • BE (Mechanical), College of Engineering, Guindy, Anna Univ.
  • ME (Eng. Design), College of Engineering, Guindy, Anna Univ.
  • Ph.D National University of Singapore

Awards and Honors

  • NUS Research Scholarship 1989-1992 
  • NUS Postdoctoral Research Fellow, 1993-1995
  • Hitachi Fellowship, 1999
  • Teaching Commendation Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2001, NUS
  • Teaching honours List Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2002, NUS
  • Serope Kalpakjian's Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineers Award, 2002, Society of Manufacturing Engineers, USA

Some representative publications

  • A.Y.C Nee, K.Whybrew, A.Senthil Kumar, Advanced Fixture Design for FMS, Springer-Verlag, UK, 1995
International Journals
  • A.Y.C Nee and A.Senthil Kumar, A framework for an object/rule based fixture design system, Annals of the CIRP, 40, 147-151, 1991
  • A.Senthil Kumar, A.Y.C Nee and S. Prombanpong, An expert fixture design system for automated manufacturing environment, CAD, 1992
  • A.Senthil Kumar, JYH Fuh and TS Kow, Automated design and assembly of interference free modular fixture setup, CAD, 32, 583-596, 2000.
  • A.Senthil Kumar, M.Rahman, SL Ng, Effect of high pressure coolant on machining performance, Int J of Adv Manuf Technol, 20, 83-91, 2002


Department of Mechanical Engineering
National University of Singapore
10 Kent Ridge Crescent
Singapore 119260
Phone: (+65) 68746800 / Fax: (+65) 67791459 / Email: mpeask@nus.edu.sg

Spin-off Company

Mikrotools Pte Ltd is a spin-off from NUS, which designs and manufactures ultraprecision machine tools for the manufacture of micro parts with nano finishes. It is the first machine (patent pending) that combines various manufacturing processes such as micro-EDM, micro-ECM, micro turning, micro milling, micro drilling and micro wire-cut in a single machine.