Engineering Problem Solving in MATLAB


Need for this Workshop:

Many students from engineering background have done some programming course e.g. C, C++ or Java. These are "general purpose programming languages, and NOT specifically optimized for scientific, technical and numerical computing. MATLAB is the language of technical computing. Millions of engineers and scientists worldwide use MATLAB® to analyze and design the systems and products transforming our world. MATLAB is in automobile active safety systems, interplanetary spacecraft, health monitoring devices, smart power grids, and LTE cellular networks. It is used for machine learning, signal processing, image processing, computer vision, communications, computational finance, control design, robotics, and much more.

Who should take this Workshop:

Students of any engineering stream (degree/diploma) who are at least familiar with the MATLAB environment will benefit the most.

What makes this Workshop unique.

Normally MATLAB is taught in many universities as a "specific" tool for a "particular subject" depending upon the stream of engineering. This limits the thought process of the students, and the students believe that MATLAB is exactly meant for what they have been taught. This course gives a common platform for ALL the engineering streams together, so that we can explore all possible things which are possible in MATLAB. This opens up possibilities for inter-disciplinary research and projects by the students as well.


This is a ONE TIME EVENT and is going to be conducted on 19th March 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM, going to be streamed LIVE. The students will code on their laptops/PC simultaneously alongwith the LIVE Instructor.

Pre-requisites: MATLAB software needs to be pre-installed on the learner's PC. An alternate software is GNU Octave (Free, no license required) which can be downloaded from

Learning outcomes:

Learners will be able to solve the scientific and engineering problems in the MATLAB software once they have the physical modelling of the problem (that once they have the mathematical equations for the problem).


Course Contents:

1. MATLAB Basics

2. Matrix creation and manipulation Functions

3. Basics of Plotting in MATLAB

4. Solving System of Linear Equations in MATLAB

5. Root find of polynomials and other functions

6. Curve fitting

7. Applications of Fast Fourier Transform (FFT)

8. Symbolic Mathematics

9. Numeric Solution of Ordinary Differential Equations (ODEs)

10. Wrap-up and scope for further learning/applications.




About the Instructor - Mr. Prashant Kumar Sahu

·       B. Tech. (2003) from National Institute of Technology (NIT), Rourkela, Orissa.

·       Pursuing his Ph.D from IIT Bombay,  in the field of Thermoelectric Materials, materials which can convert any waste heat direct to electricity. The work also involves making new instruments from scratch for the simultaneous high temperature measurement of electrical and thermal conductivity, Seebeck and Hall coefficients of thermoelectric materials.

·       Currently working as Chief Executive Officer and Head of Training Services with Tech Smart Systems, Pune.

·       He has done extensive research in the field of Nanotechnology. Synthesis and characterisation of various types of nanomaterials of ceramic oxides for use in catalytic and gas-sensing applications.

·       More than 13 years of overall experience research, automation, simulation and modelling, image processing, control systems, genetic algorithms, cryptography etc., and handled many projects in these areas from academia and industry.

·       Conducted many workshops and training programs in MATLAB and LabVIEW at various engineering colleges across the country, both for B.E. & M.E. students as well as Faculties as a part of Faculty Development Programmes (FDPs) and STTPs.

·       Conducted many corporate training sessions in MATLAB-SIMULINK & LabVIEW for engineers from INS-Shivaji (Indian Navy), High Energy Materials Research Laboratory (HEMRL - DRDO, Min. of Defence, Govt. of India), Suzlon, Tata Motors, Tata Technologies, Mahindra Engineering, Mahindra Navistar Pvt. Ltd. (MNEPL), Eaton Technologies, Larsen & Toubro, John Dere etc.

·       Published many Research papers in peer-reviewed high impact-factor international Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids (2008), Materials Letters (2004), Ceramics International (2004), and Journal of the Royal Society (London) Chemical Communications, (2003).

·       Written a Book Chapter in the first ever Encyclopedia of Sensors, published by American Scientific Publishers (2006) & University of Pennsylvania.

·       Filed an Indian Patent (2005) and US Patent (2006) on devising novel environment-friendly methods to synthesize nanomaterials with less energy consumption.



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