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Manufacturing processes, additive manufacturing, economics of manufacturing, measurement, lightweighting

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Personal Statement

Prior to joining DMEM in June 2017, I spent the past 18 years as an Associate Professor at the Nanyang Technological University. In 2011, I was tasked with establishing the Advanced Remanufacturing & Technology Centre  (ARTC) which has now grown to over 180 staff. My focus at Strathclyde is the areas of Manufacturing Metrology & Processes and is a joint position with the National Physical Laboratory. 

In Singapore I supervised 8 PhD students, over 50 Masters disertations and approximately 160 final year projects. Apart from academic activities I was involved in establishing and advising the TEDxNTU Conference which recently held its seventh event in October 2017 with 1600 participants. From 2003 to 2015 I was the Chief Judge on the televised National Science Challenge - a competition aimed at 15 year olds to encourage their interest in STEM.

Academic / Professional qualifications

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching in Higher Education, National Institute of Education, Singapore (2001)
  • PhD Engineering Metrology, The University of Birmingham (1999)
  • MSc(Eng) Integrated Quality Systems, The University of Birmingham (1993)
  • BEng(Hons) Manufacturing Engineering & Economics, The University of Birmingham (1992)

Teaching Interests

I have taught a number of subjects over the past 25 years at the University of Strathclyde, Nanyang Technological University and the University of Birmingham. These have included:

Masters Level (University of Strathclyde)

  • EF931  :  Project Management
  • DM994 : Systems Engineering Concepts
  • DM944 : Product Costing & Financial Management
  • DM933 : Engineering Risk Management


MSc Technopreneurship (Nanyang Technopreneurship Centre)

  • TP6101: Technology Innovation & Design 

MSc Precision Engineering

  • M6301: Advanced Metrology & Sensing Systems
  • M6530: Advanced Biomaterials
  • M6234: Advanced Manufacturing Systems

BEng(Hons) Mechanical Engineering & Aerospace Engineering Courses

  • MP2017: Engineering Innovation & Design
  • MA4842: Engineering Metrology
  • MA4848: Net Shape Manufacturing
  • M472: Nanotechnology
  • G128: C Programming

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production

Education/Academic qualification

Nanyang Technological University

1 Sep 200020 Jun 2001

Award Date: 30 Jun 2001

Doctor of Engineering, University of Birmingham

1 Oct 199331 Jul 1999

Award Date: 31 Jul 1999

Master in Science, University of Birmingham

26 Sep 199230 Jun 1993

Award Date: 11 Dec 1993

Bachelor of Engineering, University of Birmingham

26 Sep 19892 Jun 1992

Award Date: 13 Jul 1992

External positions

Science Area Leader- Digital & Additive Manufacturing, National Physical Laboratory NPL

12 Jun 2017 → …

Founding Director, Advanced Remanufacturing and Technology Centre

1 Feb 201131 May 2017


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