Anand Krishna Asundi

Anand Krishna Asundi
Director, Centre for Optical and Laser Engineering
Tel: 6790 5936
Email: masundi@ntu.edu.sg
Office: N3.2-02-79 
  • PhD State Univ of New York at Stony Brook 1981
  • MTech Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay 1977
  • BTech Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay 1975

Anand Asundi (安顺泰) graduated from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay with a B.Tech (Civil Engg.) and a M.Tech (Aeronautical Engg.). Subsequently he received his Ph.D. from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. Following a research fellowship at Virginia Tech., he was with the University of Hong Kong from 1983 to 1996 as Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. He is currently Professor and Director of the Centre for Optical and Laser Engineering in the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. His teaching area is in Optical Engineering with research interests in Computational Optical Metrology, Photomechanics, 3D imaging, measurement and display and Fiber Optics Sensors. He has numerous patents, has published extensively and presented invited seminars/talks at various institutions and at international conferences. He is Editor of Optics and Lasers in Engineering and Fellow of SPIE, the International Society of Optical Engineers and the Institution of Engineers, Singapore. He is founding chair of the Optics and Photonics Society of Singapore, Asian Committee on Experimental Mechanics and the Asia Pacific Committee on Smart Materials and Nanotechnology. He has organized numerous conferences and served on the Membership, Scholarship/Awards and Presidential Asian Advisory committees of SPIE and its the Board of Directors.

  • Interest:
    Photomechanics with specific applications in the fields of micro and nano mechanics, biomechanics, chemical sensing, non-destructive testing and smart structures.
  • Projects:
    Optical methods in experimental mechanics including Photoelasticity (Stress measurement system) Diffraction Strain Sensor (patented strain measurement system), Digital Image Correlation and Shearography for composites mechanics and fiber optic sensors for Structural Health Monitoring.
    [COLE/Mechanics of Materials, Micro-Systems & Optics]
    3D Imaging, Measurement and Display
    Novel patented technologies for 3D multi-scale imaging and measurement of reflective, transparent and diffuse surfaces with sensitivities ranging from 10 nm to 1 mm and field of view from 4 mm square to 1 meter square.
    [COLE, Micro-Systems & Optics]
    Industrial applications of Optical Design and Metrology
    Develop and assist industries to exploit optical engineering technologies for on-line measurement, inspection and testing.
    [COLE, Micro-Systems & Optics]
    Knowledge Based Inspection of Composite
    We propose a knowledge-based inspection system to locate, size and identify defects of fiber reinforced composited based on digital shearography technique.
    [COLE, Micro-Systems & Optics]
    Centre for Optical and Laser Engineering
    To establish a Centre for OpticaL Engineering (COLE) in the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering targeted to research in and provide manpower training in Optical Engineering with an emphasis on Design, Manufacturing and Testing (DMT) of optical components and systems.
    [COLE, Micro-Systems & Optics]
    3D Profiling of Specular and Diffuse Objects
    This project involved acquiring and processing image data of specular and diffuse objects via a 3D profiling optical methods.
    [COLE, Micro-Systems & Optics]

Research Staff and Students under supervision

Research Staff
Name Title Email
Sui Liansheng Research Fellow LSSUI@ntu.edu.sg
Sun Jianfei Research Fellow JFSUN@ntu.edu.sg

PhD Student
Name Project
Yu Yang Study on high power nonlinear mirror mode-locking in solid state lasers

Master Student
Name Project
Huang Chongtian 3D Machine Vision

Selected Publications
  • Zuo, C., C. Qian; Anand  Asundi, Boundary-artifact-free phase retrieval with the transport of intensity equation: fast solution with use of discrete cosine transform. Optics Express, 2014. 22(8): p. 9220-9244.
  •  Zuo, C., C. Qian, Y. Yu and Anand Asundi., Transport-of-intensity phase imaging using Savitzky-Golay differentiation filter - theory and applications. Optics Express, 2013. 21(5): p. 5346-5362.
  •  Huang, L., Q.C. Zhang, and A. Asundi, Flexible camera calibration using not-measured imperfect target. Applied Optics, 2013. 52(25): p. 6278-6286.
  •  Hao, Y. and A. Asundi, Impact of charge-coupled device size on axial measurement error in digital holographic system. Optics Letters, 2013. 38(8): p. 1194-1196.
  •  Dev, K. and A. Asundi, Polarization modulation study of transmissive liquid crystal spatial light modulator using digital holographic polariscope. Optics and Laser Technology, 2013. 47: p. 323-328.
  •  Huang, L., C.S. Ng, and A.K. Asundi, Fast full-field out-of-plane deformation measurement using fringe reflectometry. Optics and Lasers in Engineering, 2012. 50(4): p. 529-533.
  •  Khanam, T., Taslima Khanama, Mohammad Nurur Rahmana, Arvind Rajendran Vinay Kariwala, Anand K. Asundi ., Accurate size measurement of needle-shaped particles using digital holography. Chemical Engineering Science, 2011. 66(12): p. 2699-2706.
  •  Dev, K., V.R. Singh, and A. Asundi, Full-field phase modulation characterization of liquid-crystal spatial light modulator using digital holography. Applied Optics, 2011. 50(11): p. 1593-1600.
  • Song, C.L., Nguyen,N.T.; Anand Asundi., Tunable micro-optofluidic prism based on liquid-core liquid-cladding configuration. Optics Letters, 2010. 35(3): p. 327-329.
  • Pan, B., K. Qian,Huimin Xie; Anand Asundi Two-dimensional digital image correlation for in-plane displacement and strain measurement: a review. Measurement Science & Technology, 2009. 20(6).

    • Engineering Measurements
    • Optical Engineering
    • Non-Destructive Testing
    • Engineering Graphics
    • Optical Design
    • Engineering Design