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Professor Glen Bright

Bright
 
Professor Bright is the Dean and Head of the School of Engineering.

He graduated with a BSc (Mechanical Engineering), MSc (Engineering) and PhD (Engineering) degree at the Ex-University of Natal in Mechatronics, Robotics and Advanced Manufacturing Systems.

His is a Professor of Mechatronics, Robotics and Advanced Manufacturing Systems since 2002 and a holder of the James Fulton Chair in Mechanical Engineering. 

He graduated with an MBA degree at UKZN in 2011 and lectures courses  in Mechatronics, Robotics and Advanced Manufacturing Systems. 

Prof Bright is the leader and supervisor of the Mechatronics and Robotics research Group, (MR2G) since 1995. 

 Position:   Dean and Head of School and Academic Leader: Mechanical Engineering (Acting)
 Qualifications:


  MBA
PhD (Natal)
MSc Eng
BSc Eng
Pr Eng
     
Discipline:   Mechanical
Campus:   Howard College
Telephone:   031 260 1275
Email:   Brightg@ukzn.ac.za
Personal Assistant:   Ms Nondumiso Cele | 031260-3055 | celen12@ukzn.ac.za
     
Research Areas:   Mechatronics and Robotics Research Group (MR2G)
     
Recent Publications:   A. Illidge and G. Bright, “An Automated Flexible Fixture System for Mass Customization” South African Journal of Industrial Engineering, Vol. 29 No. 1, accepted 2018, pp 21 - 34

L. Butler and G. Bright, “Mass Customization Manufacturing Managment Optimization Using Computational Intelligence”, South African Journal of Industrial Engineering, Vol. 29 No. 1, accepted 2018, pp 86 - 96

C. Basson, G. Bright and A. Walker, “Testing Flexible Grippers for Geometric and Surface Grasping Conformity in Reconfigurable Assembly Systems”, South African Journal of Industrial Engineering, Vol. 29 No. 1, accepted 2018, pp 128 - 142

E. Naidoo, J. Padayachee and G. Bright, “A Multi-Stage Optimisation Method for the Management of an On-Demand Fixture Manufacturing Cell for Mass Customisation Production Systems”, South African Journal of Industrial Engineering, Vol. 29 No. 1, accepted 2018, pp 52 – 64

G. Aklilu, S Adali and G. Bright, “Experimental Characterization of Hybrid And Non-Hybrid Polymer Composites At Elevated Temperatures, International Journal of Engineering Research in Africa, Vol. 36, accepted 2018, pp 37-52

FM. Kasie, N. Taskin, Z. Huang and G. Bright, “Integrating Fuzzy Case-Based Reasoning and Discrete-Event Simulation to Develop a Decision Support System for Part-Fixture Assignment and Fixture Flow Control" Journal of Modelling in Management, accepted 2018

Pancham, D. Withey and G. Bright, “ Evaluation Of A Simultaneous And Mapping Algorithm In A Dynamic Environment Using A Red Green Blue-Depth Camera”, Artificial Intelligence and Evolutionary Computations in Engineering Systems, accepted 2018, Springer, pp 717 – 724

J.A Kamlofsky, N. Naidoo, G. Bright, M.L Bergamini, J. Zelasco, F. Ansaldo and R. Stopforth: “Semi-Autonomous Robot Control System With An Improved 3D Vision Scheme For Search And Rescue Missions. A Joint Research Collaboration between South Africa and Argentina”, Advances in Science, Technology and Engineering Systems Journal, accepted 2018, Vol. 3, No. 6, pp 347-357

G. Aklilu, s. Adali and G. Bright, “Temperature Effect on Mechanical Properties of Carbon, Glass and Hybrid Polymer Composite Specimens”, International Journal of Engineering Research in Africa, Vol. 39, accepted 2018, pp 119 – 138


Conference Proceeding:


G. Aklilu, S. Adali and G. Bright. “Temperature Effect on Mechanical Properties of Carbon, Glass and Hybrid Polymer Composite Specimens”, European Advanced Energy Materials and Technology Congress, March 2018, Stockholm, Sweden, accepted pp on cd.

C. Basson and G. Bright, “Active Haptic For A Biologically Inspired Gripper In Reconfigurable Assembly Systems”, 15th International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics, July 2018, Porto, Portugal, accepted pp on cd.

E. Naidoo, J. Padayachee and G. Bright, “Scheduling Technique for Customised Parts with Modular Fixtures in On-Demand Fixture Manufacturing Cells”, 14th IEEE International Conference on Control and Automation”, June 2018, Alaska, USA, accepted pp on cd

C.E Reddy, J. Padayachee and G. Bright, “A Reconfigurable Robotic End Effector For Machining And Part Handling – Machine Tool Simulation”, 29th SAIIE (South African Institute for Industrial Engineering)Annual Conference, October 2018, Spier, Stellenbosch, accepted pp on cd
     
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