Mr Arindam Brahma

MSc Mechanical Engineering - University of Nottingham, UK

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Doctoral Candidate - Doctor of Philosophy


Arindam Brahma is currently working as a PhD candidate (UoA Doctoral Scholarship) in the Mechanical Engineering department at the University of Auckland. He holds a Master of Science (Distinction) in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Nottingham, UK with subjects predominantly from the field of manufacturing. There he was awarded the University of Nottingham Developing Solution Masters Scholarship by the University. Arindam graduated from Manipal University, India with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He has also worked as a technical services engineer in Larsen and Toubro Ltd. in the Sultanate of Oman for 2.5 years. Besides his research, he is a keen hobbyist, with interests in areas like macro-economics, physics, theology, music, photography etc. 

Arindam joined the University of Auckland as a PhD Candidate in 2016 and is a member of the Design and Development Research Group, under the supervision of Dr. David Wynn.

Research | Current

Arindam has broad interests in Engineering Change Propagation assessment methods and mechanisms and is currently focused on using Design Margins as a way of addressing the problem of knock-on effects of design change. As a part of his research Arindam is developing a modelling and analysis method which could be used to analyse margins in design and provide support to design engineers and managers in decision making. The method aims to help designers analyse whether design margins can be made to act as change absorbers and how they otherwise affect product performance.

Teaching | Current

Professional Teaching Fellow:

  • MECHENG 236 - Design and Manufacture 2

Graduate Teaching Assistant :


  • MECHENG 236 - Design and Manufacture 2


  • MECHENG 235 - Design and Manufacture 1
  • MECHENG 334 - Engineering Design 3M
  • MECHENG 731 - Engineering Design 4M
  • ENGGEN 705    - Advanced Innovation and New Product Development
  • MECHENG 706 - Mechatronics Design


1. University of Auckland Doctoral Scholarship - 2016

2. University of Nottingham Developing Solution Masters Scholarship - 2014

3. 2nd best presentation award - Mechanical Engineering Post-graduate Conference - 2019

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

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  • Brahma, A., & Wynn, D. (2020). Calculating target thresholds for the margin value method using computational tools. Proceedings of the Design Society: DESIGN Conference, 1, 111-120. Cavtat, Croatia: Cambridge University Press. 10.1017/dsd.2020.66
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: David Wynn
  • Brahma, A., & Wynn, D. C. (2020). Margin value method for engineering design improvement. Research in Engineering Design10.1007/s00163-020-00335-8
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: David Wynn
  • Brahma, A., & Wynn, D. C. (2018). A new model for capturing design information with an aim to aid change propagation assessment and subsequent redesign. In Marjanović D, Štorga M, Škec S, Bojčetić N, Pavković N (Eds.) DS92: Proceedings of the DESIGN 2018 15th International Design Conference, 1499-1510. Dubrovnik, Croatia. 10.21278/IDC.2018.0271
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: David Wynn

Contact details

Primary office location

Level 9, Room 955
New Zealand