Course Director for MA Design and Visualisation
Birmingham School of Architecture and Design
Dr Panch Suntharalingam is currently the Course Director for MA Design and Visualisation and chair of the School Academic Monitoring Committee at Birmingham City University.
He teaches product design, interior design and interior products design in the UK and abroad and his areas of expertise and interests include: design and visualisation, engineering product design, industrial design, knowledge transfer partnership (KTP) programmes, software programming, enterprise development, medical product design, interior products, research and rapid prototyping and computer aided design (CAD).
Dr Suntharalingam is a trained design engineer and computer scientist and has published many papers including well known opening title sequences featured on BBC and ITV networks including 'Top Gear'.
His wealth of experience in the manufacturing industry includes 'knowledge transfer partnerships', gaining two first class Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) awards for achievement in innovation. He is also an external examiner at various national and international universities at undergraduate and postgraduate level.
Dr Suntharalingam was educated in the United Kingdom gaining his PhD from Birmingham City University, a Masters with distinction from the University of Birmingham and a BSc (Hons) Engineering degree from Middlesex University.