Dr Aparajithan Sivanathan

MSc, PhD

Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC)

Senior Software Engineer

Dr Aparajithan Sivanathan
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Dr Aparajithan Sivanathan
Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC)
Samlesbury Enterprise Zone
Roy Chadwick Way, Mellor Brook

Sivanathan leads the 5G Factory of the Future Testbed programme and heads up the digital manufacturing theme at AMRC North West.

Sivanathan comes from a multidisciplinary background of manufacturing, electronics and computing. He received an MSc in Mechatronics Engineering from King’s College London and a PhD from Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh.

Sivanathan has received a number of prestigious research grants from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS), Innovate UK, EPSRC, Network Plus, the High Value Manufacturing Catapult (HVMC) and funds from various key industrial players in the country, including BAE Systems.

Before entering his research career, he worked as an R&D Engineer in the electronics manufacturing industry.

Research interests

Sivanathan’s research interests include: 5G for Manufacturing; Wireless Communications; Embedded Electronics; Real-Time Human-in-the-Loop Systems; Knowledge Capture; Manufacturing Informatics; Cyber Physical Systems; Artificial Intelligence; Big Data Systems; Industry 4.0, Industrial IoT


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Research group

AMRC North West


Sivanathan has been involved in a number of research projects, spanning various technology readiness levels, during his time at the AMRC. Most recent projects include: 

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), 5G Factory of the Future, (Consortium Lead), September 2020 - March 2022, £1,218,4230 (total project value £7,416,430).  
  • BAE Systems, 5G Kick-starter, (PI), January 2020 - TBD, £280,000.
  • Innovate UK, Manufacturing Connect Lancashire, (Co-I), June 2020 - March 2022, £119,197 (total project value: £347,603). 
  • Made Smarter Pilot, Digitalisation of job-cards to monitor and improve productivity, (PI), January 2020 - TBD, Phase 1 £14,000, Phase 2 £19,000.