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Dr. Prasad Gudimetla

PhD (Manufacturing Engineering), Master of Engineering Science (Engineering Management), Bachelor of Engineering (Mech.)
Senior Lecturer/HOC PG Engineering
School of Engineering and Technology
Centre for Intelligent Systems, Institute for Future Farming Systems
University Drive, Branyan - B413/G09
Bundaberg Q4670
About Me

Dr Gudimetla obtained his Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) from Mysore University, India and migrated to Australia in 1994. He completed his Master of Engineering Management (Engineering Science) and PhD (Advanced Manufacturing) from QUT, Brisbane. This was followed by a six-year stint as a postdoctoral researcher in Medical Engineering at QUT. Dr Gudimetla has worked at the interface of Mechanical, Medical and Manufacturing Engineering for over 2 decades and has published in high impact journals including Connective Tissue Research, Clinical Biomechanics, Journal of Advanced Materials Research etc.

Dr Gudimetla is currently a Senior lecturer in Mechanical Engineering on the Bundaberg campus. He is also the Campus Leader (Bundaberg & Gladstone) and Discipline Leader of Mechanical Engineering. He is an internationally reputed researcher and lecturer, having delivered undergraduate and postgraduate lectures, seminars and workshops in Australia, Singapore, Thailand and India. Dr Gudimetla has executed over 35 projects for companies in SE Queensland including Boeing Australia, Australian Aerospace, Caterpillar, ABB, Santos, BHP, The Australian Defense Force Academy, Rover Australia, Ford Australia, etc.

Dr Gudimetla focuses on core mechanical design research involving stress analysis, finite element analysis and optimization, and interdisciplinary research in the areas of rehabilitation engineering and assistive technologies. He is the recipient of an ARC Linkage grant (2010), an ALTC Grant (2010), an Advanced Queensland Knowledge Transfer Partnership Grant (2016) among several others. He has been part of research teams that have secured over $1.5 million in extramular funding over the last 2 decades.

Dr Gudimetla is a reviewer for several reputed journal including MIT's Journal of the Mechanical Behaviour of Biomedical Materials, the Australian Journal of Mechanical Engineering,Journal of Achievements in Materials & Manufacturing Engineering (Poland), International Journal of Materials Processing Technology, International Journal of Machine Tool and Manufacture etc.

Dr Gudimetla's professional affiliations include Engineers Australia, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Society of Manufacturing Engineering (SME). He is a board member of the Global Congress on Manufacturing & Management (GCMM).


I am a qualified Mechanical Engineering with over 20 years of teaching, research, consulting and academic experience in Australian tertiary settings.

Universities Studied At

PhD (Advanced Manufacturing) - Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia

M.E. Sc. (Engineering Management) - Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia

B.E. - Mysore University, India

Universities Worked At


Griffith University

The University of Queensland

Queensland University of Technology


Donald Bird QUT-QMI PhD Scholarship

Postdoctoral Fellowship - Smith & Newphew USA, Mater Hospital, Brisbane, Prince Charles Hospital, Brisbane

Teaching Award - 2005, QUT

Research Pedagogy - 2009, QUT

Media Citations

Previous teaching

1999 - 2005: Material Science & Engineering, Engineering Statics & Dynamics, Mechanics of Materials, Manufacturing Engineering

2005 - 2010: Mechanics of Materials, Stress Analysis, Finite Element Analysis, Materials & Manufacturing, Optimization Methods, Research Methods, Mechanical Engineering Design, Design of Machine Elements, Modelling & Simulation for Medical Engineers, Nonlinear Finite Element Analysis

2010 - 2016: Material Science & Engineering, Mechanics of Materials, FEA, Design of Machine Elements, Modelling & Simulation of Engineering Systems

Professional Experience

2005 - : Consultant Mechanical Engineer and Academic in product and process development, optimization and customized engineering solutions development.

Major clients: Canetec, Australian Aerospace, Boeing Australia, Dahar Australian Aerospace, Austrak, Rover Australia, Ford Australia, Haulmark Trailers, EGR Plastics, Smith & Nephew USA, Stryker Asia Pacific, Synergies Castings (India).

Academic Service:

  • Academic Leader (Bundaberg & Gladstone) - 2016 -
  • Committee Member - Academic Development & Growth Team (2016 - )
  • Discipline Leader of Mechanical Engineering - 2015 -
  • Committee Member - Engineering Program Committee - 2015
  • Committee Member - Industry Reference Group (2012 - )
  • ECR Representative - Faculty Academic Board (2007 - 2009)
  • Deputy Discipline Leader (2007 - 2009)
  • Committee Member - Faculty Executive Committee (2008 - 2010)
  • Committee Member - Faculty Research Training Committee (2006 - 2009)
  • Committee Member Faculty WHS Committee (2007 - 2010)
  • Committee Member - Foundation Studies (2006 - 2010)


  • Centre for Intelligent Systems, CQUniversity
  • Centre for Railway Engineering, CQUniversity
  • Global Congress on Manufacturing & Management (GCMM)

Professional Memberships

  • Engineers Australia
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), USA
  • Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), USA


  • Academic Leader (Bundaberg & Gladstone)
  • Discipline Leader of Mechanical Engineering
  • Senior Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering
  • Research Supervision

Professional Interests

  • Product Develop
  • Design Optimization using FEA - Stress & Failure Analysis
  • Fluid-Solid Interaction (FSI)
  • Structural Integrity and Crashworthiness
  • Articular Cartilage Load-carriage Biomechanics
  • Medical Devices
  • Advanced Materials & Manufacturing
  • Total Quality Management
  • Lean Manufacturing
  • Learning & Research Pedagogy
  • Please contact me for advanced research (MS and PhD) and course development in these areas.

Key Achievements

  • ARC LP Recipient in 2010 ($254K)
  • ALTC Recipient in 2010 ($216K)
  • CRC Rail Innovation - ($110k)
  • Team member of various grants that have secured over $1.2M in extramular research funding.

Computer Software

  • ANSYS v19.1 Workbench, ANSYS/CFD, ABAQUS/Standard/Explicit, Interactive Physics, AutoCAD 2017, MATLAB, SigmaPlot, MSC/PATRAN, MSC/NASTRAN, ProEngineer, SPSS 24.0 for Windows, SOLIDWORKS, MADYMO, EASi-CRASH MAD 4.17, SimScape, SimScape Fluids

Industry Reports

  • Caneses, J., Gudimetla, P., Brown, R. (2010) Numerical Analysis of Dual Fuel Vortex Generator using CFD – Bioengine Research Facility (BERF) Project, QUT
  • Robbie, D., Gudimetla, P. (2010) A device for the testing and calibration of CPR mannequins – Mater Hospital, Brisbane
  • Smith, A., Gudimetla, P., Curnow, S. (2009) Mechanical Reliability Review of the ARH Tiger (Phase 3) – Australian Aerospace
  • Cortez-Bran, L., and Gudimetla, P. (2009) Finite element analysis of box trainer with airdrop capabilities for the Australian Defence Force Academy – Haulmark, Australia
  • Paton, A., Gudimetla, P., Lefevre, G. (2008) Review of the In-service Reliability of the ARH Tiger with Respect to the Australian Configuration, Role and Environment – Australian Aerospace
  • Geissler, G., Hall, R., Gudimetla, P. (2008) Standardisation of HDPE Bottle Design Specification - Parmalat Australia
  • Caneses, J., Evans, B., Harriman, B., Gallager, B., and Gudimetla P. (2008) Modelling the efficiency of dual fuel vortex generator for mixing diesel and ethanol using computational fluid dynamics (CFD) approach – Lipodiesel Bioengine Research Facility (BERF) Project , QUT
  • Al-Kuwaiti, Y., Gudimetla, P., and Nairn, J. (2009) Environmental Impact – Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of railway sleepers – Austrak Pty., Ltd., Brisbane
  • Thierry, R., Gudimetla, P., Nairn, J. (2008) The effect of time dependant elastic shrinkage on dimensional tolerances in pre-stressed concrete railway sleepers and their manufacturing processes - Austrak Pty., Ltd.
  • McIntyre, B., Kosse, V., Gudimetla, P. (2008) Crashworthiness of Civil Helicopter Utility Seat Design – Helimods Pty., Ltd.
  • Lo, X., and Gudimetla, P. (2008) Simulating S0 Lamb wave propagation in CFRP Cross Ply using ANSYS – Simtech, Singapore
  • McDonald, D., and Gudimetla, P. (2007) Hydrotesting and Finite Element Analysis of Polyethylene Pipes – Origin Energy, Queensland
  • Badri, A., and Gudimetla, P. (2007) Squeeze-Off Testing of polyethylene pipe and its degradation - Origin Energy, Queensland.
  • Evans, K., and Gudimetla, P. (2007) Modelling and Simulation of Hydraulic Scale Test Facility – Leslie Consulting, Brisbane
  • Gudimetla, P., Gover, R., Thambiratnam, P. (2006) Modelling the crashworthiness of a flexible barrier under typical crash scenarios using LS-DYNA – Crowd Control Systems, Brisbane
  • Gudimetla, P. (2006) Fatigue analysis of roll mill shaft under multiaxial loading conditions – Sugar Research Institute, QUT
  • Krause, N., and Gudimetla, P. (2005) Effectiveness of Australian Meat Holdings (AMH) Lubrication Program – AMH, Rockhamton, Qld.
  • R. Troutbeck, T. Barker, D.P. Thambiratnam, P. Gudimetla, J. Ludcke (2003) “Roadside Barrier Design and Vehicle Occupant Safety,” Report No. T2000/0736 ASTB Road Safety Research Grant


  • Reviewer for Journals: Journal of Mechanical Behaviour of Biomedical Materials, Journal of Ocean Engineering, Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering, Transactions of American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), International Journal of Materials Processing Technology, International Journal of Machine Tool and Manufacture, Australian Journal of Mechanical Engineering, Clinical Biomechanics, Connective Tissue Research, Journal of Achievements in Materials & Manufacturing Engineering (Poland)

Consultancy Work

  • Reliability Engineering
  • Product Design and Optimization
  • Material Evaluation
  • Failure Analysis
  • Modelling & Simulation of Engineering Systems

Research Supervision

I am currently accredited for supervision in the following:

  • 4003 Biomedical Engineering
  • 4017 Mechanical Engineering
  • 4014 Manufacturing Engineering

At the level of Principal Supervisor

Current Capacity
I am currently available to supervise more research candidates
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Research Interests

Biomedical Engineering - Biomechanical Engineering


Interdisciplinary Engineering - Interdisciplinary Engineering not elsewhere classified


Mechanical Engineering - Numerical Modelling and Mechanical Characterisation

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