Akesh is currently a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Engineering at La Trobe University. His research interests are in the development of advanced functional materials, polymer nanocomposites, biomaterials, additive manufacturing and linking the advanced manufacturing techniques to biomedical applications. Akesh received his Master of Philosophy in Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing Engineering at the University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus. His research thesis was submitted on the synthesis of polymer nanocomposites and characterisation. Prior to that, he received his Master of Technology with specialisation in CAD/CAM (Mechanical Engineering) and Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering at Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Kakinada, India.
Currently, he was working on Development of advanced polymer nanocomposites for 3D bioprinting under the supervision of Dr Ing Kong.