Contact Dr Prateek Saxena

Areas of expertise

  • Advanced Casting Science and Technologies
  • Composites
  • Industrial Automation
  • Manufacturing Systems
  • Precision Engineering
  • Sustainable Manufacturing


Dr Prateek Saxena graduated from Indian Institute of Information Technology, Design and Manufacturing, Jabalpur with a Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) degree in Mechanical Engineering in 2012. In 2013, he joined Industrial Tribology, Machine Dynamics and Maintenance Engineering Center (ITMMEC), Indian Institute of Technology Delhi for his postgraduate studies. He was the second rank holder in the center and was awarded Master of Technology (M.Tech) degree in 2015. During his M.Tech programme, he was awarded Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst (DAAD) IIT Master Sandwich Scholarship. As a part of which, he spent 7 months at TU Dresden (Germany). Starting from August 2015, Dr Saxena joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering, at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) as a PhD student. He later continued to work in the department as a Research Assistant from Aug. 2018 until Feb. 2019

In his PhD project, he focused on Sustainable Manufacturing. His research emphasized on the development of sustainable tooling solutions for molding of paper packaging products. He was a part of the Green FIber Bottle project which was carried out in collaboration with Carlsberg Group, ecoXpac A/S, and Innovations Funds Denmark. The goal was to develop the world's first paper bottle for the intended use of carbonated beverages. In March 2019, Dr Saxena successfully defended his PhD title. During his stay at DTU, he supervised 3 master thesis and 6 student projects. He also taught in a master course on metalworking processes twice (in 2016 and 2017). Dr Saxena is a recipient of the prestigious Direktor Gustav Smidths og Hustru Marie Smidth's Legat, research grant for two consecutive years (2015 and 2016).

He joined Cranfield University in April 2019 as a Research Fellow in Sustainable Manufacturing Systems Center

Current activities

Dr. Saxena's current research interests include:

Industry 4.0, Casting operations, Paper packaging products, Micro-manufacturing, Tooling and tooling process chains, Polymer tribology, Finite Element Modelling, Additive manufacturing, and Advance characterization techniques such as X-ray Computed Tomography and Synchrotron imaging. 


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