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18 results for Group: Early Career Forum and Themes: Manufacturing the future
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Dr Rebecca Boston is a Lloyd’s Register Foundation and Royal Academy of Engineering Research Fellow in Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Sheffield.

Martin Baumers is Assistant Professor of Additive Manufacturing Management at the Centre for Additive Manufacturing (CfAM) in the Faculty of Engineering. In his research, Martin focuses on the economics and efficient operation of AM as well as the benefits that can be derived from adopting the technology. Starting with his doctoral research, Martin's work has concentrated on the development of novel approaches to production costing and build time estimation. Further areas of interest are process selection, computational build volume packing and scheduling approaches and shape complexity measurement techniques. Martin also investigates the environmental sustainability of additive processes, with an emphasis on energy consumption, to assess whether AM provides a pathway to more sustainable manufacturing and more benign products. Recently, Martin has started investigating management in digital manufacturing settings from the ecosystems and platform perspectives.

Dr. Alexandra Brintrup is Lecturer in Digital Manufacturing at the University of Cambridge’s Engineering Department and is leading the Manufacturing Analytics Research within the Institute for Manufacturing.

Jérôme Charmet is an Assistant Professor at the Institute of Digital Healthcare, WMG, University of Warwick. He received the Diplôme d'Ingénieur in Microtechnology Engineering from HES-SO Arc in Switzerland in 1998, the MSc degree in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Bern, Switzerland, in 2010, and the PhD degree from the University of Cambridge in 2015. Overall, he worked for more than 10 years in both industrial and academic positions, including Intel Corporation, the National Centre for Sensor Research of Dublin City University in Ireland and the Microtechnology Institute of HES-SO Arc in Switzerland.

Dr Cinzia Giannetti received her Engineering Doctorate in Advanced Manufacturing from Swansea University in 2015.  She currently holds a position as an Associate Professor in the Future Manufacturing Research Institute, College of Engineering, Swansea University. She is the holder of an EPSRC Innovation Fellowship in digital manufacturing (2018–2021) and co-investigator with the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in “Enhancing Human Interactions and Collaborations with Data and Intelligence-Driven Systems. Her expertise includes smart manufacturing and sensors technologies, with emphasis on knowledge and information management, data analytics, and machine learning techniques to support decision making through the use of sensors and large-scale databases.

Miao Guo is a Lecturer at Department of Engineering, King's College London. Miao's research experiences in Life Sciences and Chemical Engineering has enabled her to consolidate cross-disciplinary strengths at the interface of Engineering and Natural Sciences with a particular focus on biorenewables. Prior to moving to King's College London in 2019, Miao Guo was an EPSRC Research Fellow hosted at Imperial College London. In collaboration with international academics and industrial pioneers, Miao has been leading the frontier research to couple new modelling approaches with lab experiments to optimise resource-circular bio-renewable manufacturing.

Dr Jun Jiang is a Lecturer in Mech. Eng. Dept. at Imperial College London, researching and developing future intelligent metal manufacturing techniques. In the past 5 years, Jun published ~50 top journal papers with >1000 citations (h-index 22). Jun obtained his DPhil from the Materials Dept. at Oxford University in 2013, developing micromechanical characterization technique for studying the plasticity in metals. He then moved to Imperial, Materials Dept. as a post-doc to study the fatigue problem in the aero engine components. In 2016, he started a new journey in the Mech. Eng. Dept. as a Research Fellow to research metal manufacturing process. In 2017, he was appointed as a Lecturer and established his Intelligent metal forming group. In 2018, Jun won the Imperial President’s Award for Excellence in Research. He is working on a range of metal manufacturing techniques such as hybrid additive manufacturing, solid-state additive manufacturing, intelligent rolling, robotic blacksmith.

James Kratz is a Lecturer in Materials Engineering at the University of Bristol. Based in the Bristol Composites Institute, his research aims to develop technologies for digital manufacturing of high-value composite structures.

James Law is the Director of Innovation and Knowledge Exchange at Sheffield Robotics and holds a joint post between the Department of Computer Science and the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (part of the High Value Manufacturing Catapult) at the University of Sheffield. He is a roboticist with strengths in interdisciplinary research, with awards of over £2M in areas spanning design, psychology, computer science, and control engineering.

Qianqian Li is a lecturer in Composites in the Aeronautics Department at Imperial College London since 2013.  She received her PhD in Material Science and Engineering at the University of Edinburgh in 2007. She then did her post-doc at the University of Erlangen in Germany and was leading the research in the area of nanoparticle reinforced light metal composites.

Dr Chee Tong John Low specialises in ‘Electrochemical Manufacturing’ and ‘Applied Electrochemistry’. He joined WMG as Assistant Professor (2013) and leads research in Energy for Low Carbon Vehicles. He was trained as a Chemical Engineer (Bath, BEng 2004), then Electrochemist (Southampton, PhD 2007) and pursued postdoctoral activities (2007-13) at the Southampton Electrochemical Engineering Laboratory.

Dr Helen Mitrani is a Lecturer in Civil Engineering at Newcastle University and a Chartered Engineer.

Eujin’s research interest focuses on Functionally Graded Additive Manufacturing (FGAM) that falls under the EPSRCs theme of Manufacturing the Future. FGAM uses Additive Manufacturing processes to produce functional parts, establishing a radical shift from contour modelling to performance modelling.

Dr Qasim Rafiq is a Senior Lecturer at University College London in Bioprocess Engineering and has been working in the field of cell and gene therapy, regenerative medicine and tissue engineering for  more than 10 years.

Patrick is an optical engineer with a background in liquid crystal devices, optical microscopy and laser fabrication.  He has a Masters Degree in Physics and a DPhil in Electrical Engineering, both from the University of Oxford.  Patrick is currently a Junior Research Fellow in Engineering at New College, Oxford.

Dr Matt Unthank is a Senior Lecturer in Polymer Chemistry within the Department of Applied Sciences at Northumbria University. He was awarded a PhD in Synthetic Chemistry from The University of Bristol in 2007 and went on to develop expertise in coatings science, polymer synthesis and process scale-up through leadership roles within AkzoNobel. His background centres around the development of proprietary polymers and coatings for chemical resistant and anti-corrosion applications, with a broad portfolio of patents to support these technologies. His current research interests include the development of functional polymeric materials with a focus on sustainability and recyclability, as well as research into surface functionalisation chemistry for industrial and engineering applications.

Nik is an Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Nottingham. He has a MEng in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Hull (2005) and a PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Leeds (2010). He spent four years as a researcher in the Food Physics Research Group at the University of Leeds before joining the University of Nottingham in 2014. 

Natalie is a Lecturer within the Materials Research Centre (MRC) at Swansea University.

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