Hanu Priya Indiran is a PhD student researching digital twins for sustainable manufacturing systems. Her research is funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), UK and Seimens. She is also awarded the University’s International Fee Bursary for her PhD. She pursued her Master of Research in connected electronic and photonic systems as a Commonwealth (Cambridge) Masters Scholar at the Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge. Prior to her master's, Hanu worked as a senior R&D engineer in the automation industry, focusing on control system engineering, robotics, turn-key assembly line design, Industrial IoT and Industry 4.0.


During her MRes, Hanu worked on photonically driven TeraHertz mixers for 5G communication systems in collaboration with the ultrafast photonics group at University College London. She had also worked on control system design for accelerating live-cell imaging in Interferometric Structured Illumination Microscopy (SIM) with the laser analytics group at the Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, University of Cambridge.


Hanu has interned with automation, automotive, aviation and software industries researching embedded systems, signal processing, control system engineering, IIoT and gateway design. Hanu is the recipient of the ‘Academic Excellence Award’ by the Institute of Engineers (India) and the ‘Best Student Award’ by the Indian Society for Technical Education for her Bachelor's in Electronics and Communication Engineering.


She was awarded for her innovative solution in sustainable agri-tech by the President of India and the MOFPI at the World Food India Hackathon’19, which the Government of India implemented in 2020. Her engineering research projects for climate action secured awards in OneM2M Developer Hackathon - Indo-EU ICT Standardization Project ‘19, Smart India Hackathon ‘18 and Bosch Electrification Hackathon’19.


Her research interests include intelligent industrial automation and robotics, digital twins, sustainable manufacturing systems, robust control systems design, signal processing, terahertz communication systems, gateway design, IIoT and Industry 4.0.


Hanu has volunteered for various outreach programs focusing on technical education. She was also the university representative for commonwealth scholars in the southeast network of the UK


Hanu is a member of King’s College. She is with Distributed Information and Automation Laboratory (DIAL) group at the Institue of Manufacturing (IfM). Prof Ajith Parlikad supervises her research and Prof Duncan McFarlane is her PhD advisor.


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