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Personal Statement

I am passionate about Advanced Digital Manufacturing. My research aims to deliver new and exciting scientific insights as well as practical technological solutions that help industry and academia alike. Advanced Digital Manufacturing encompasses Industry 4.0 technology, Cyber Physical Systems (CPS), Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and utilises latest developments in Cloud Manufacturing and Big Data Analytics. My work around Design for Industry 4.0 and Digital Manufacturing is aiming to improve existing Manufacturing Systems to make them smarter, more autonomous and agile, cost efficient, better connected and well informed Through-Life. These efforts are supported by research into Additive Manufacturing, Data Analytics, Computational Intelligence and Visualisation. My national and international projects aim at high value industrial applications with impact.

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Engineering

Master of Computational Mathematics

External positions

Reader in Computational Manufacturing, Cranfield Univ

1 Jan 200731 Jan 2017

Privatdozent, Dortmund University of Technology



  • Industry 4.0
  • High Value Manufacturing
  • Through-Life Engineering
  • Optimisation
  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Computational Intelligence
  • Internet of Things

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Inspection Engineering & Materials Science
Machine tools Engineering & Materials Science
Monitoring Engineering & Materials Science
Industrial robots Engineering & Materials Science
Machining Engineering & Materials Science
Machinery Engineering & Materials Science
Industry Engineering & Materials Science
Evolutionary algorithms Engineering & Materials Science

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Selected Projects 2007 2021

Rolls-Royce LCC (Life Cycle Costing) project SILOET

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Project: Research

Lockheed Martin Project “Swarm Eye”

Mehnen, J.


Project: ResearchConfidentiality

EEDA Innovation voucher projects “Power Tag” and “Professionals World”

Mehnen, J.


Project: ResearchKnowledge Exchange

Selected Research Output 2009 2019

13 Citations (Scopus)

A novel defect depth measurement method based on nonlinear system identification for pulsed thermographic inspection

Zhao, Y., Mehnen, J., Sirikham, A. & Roy, R., 15 Feb 2017, In : Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing. 85, p. 382–395 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Model structures
Nonlinear systems
Identification (control systems)
21 Citations (Scopus)
Open Access
Resource allocation
Genetic algorithms
10 Citations (Scopus)

Taxonomy and uncertainties of cloud manufacturing

Yadekar, Y., Shehab, E. & Mehnen, J., 18 May 2016, In : International Journal of Agile Systems and Management . 9, 1, p. 48–66 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Information technology
10 Citations (Scopus)

A coefficient clustering analysis for damage assessment of composites based on pulsed thermographic inspection

Zhao, Y., Tinsley, L., Addepalli, S., Mehnen, J. & Roy, R., 31 Oct 2016, In : NDT and E International. 83, p. 59-67 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
damage assessment
Electron energy levels
Carbon fibers
3 Citations (Scopus)

Systemic risk assessment in complex supply networks

Ledwoch, A., Brintrup, A., Mehnen, J. & Tiwari, A., 24 Aug 2016, In : IEEE Systems Journal. p. 1-12 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Risk assessment
Risk management
Supply chains
19 Citations (Scopus)

Manufacturing at double the speed

Allwood, J. M., Childs, T. H. C., Clare, A. T., De Silva, A. K. M., Dhokia, V., Hutchings, I. M., Leach, R. K., Leal-Ayala, D. R., Lowth, S., Majewski, C. E., Marzano, A., Mehnen, J., Nassehi, A., Ozturk, E., Raffles, M. H., Roy, R., Shyha, I. & Turner, S., 1 Mar 2016, In : Journal of Materials Processing Technology. 229, p. 729–757 29 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Supply chains
3 Citations (Scopus)

Part E: Evolutionary Computation

Neumann, F. (ed.), Witt, C. (ed.), Merz, P. (ed.), Coello Coello, C. A. (ed.), Bartz-Beielstein, T. (ed.), Schütze, O. (ed.), Mehnen, J. (ed.) & Raidl, G. (ed.), 2015, Handbook of Computational Intelligence. Kacprzyk, J. & Pedrycz, W. (eds.). 1 ed. Berlin, p. 823-1288

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Evolutionary algorithms
Artificial intelligence
Fuzzy logic
Neural networks
Swarm intelligence
50 Citations (Scopus)

Cloud based platform for optimal machining parameter selection based on function blocks and real time monitoring

Tapoglou, N., Mehnen, J., Vlachou, A., Doukas, M., Milas, N. & Mourtzis, D., 1 Aug 2015, In : Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering. 137, 4, 11 p., MANU-14-1548.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Information fusion
Cutting tools
Machine tools
12 Citations (Scopus)

Automated in-service damage identification

Mehnen, J., Tinsley, L. & Roy, R., 13 Apr 2014, In : CIRP Annals - Manufacturing Technology. 63, 1, p. 33-36 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Image processing
Wear of materials
7 Citations (Scopus)

Evolutionary algorithms

Bartz-Beielstein, T., Branke, J., Mehnen, J. & Mersmann, O., 31 May 2014, In : Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery. 4, 3, p. 178–195 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Evolutionary algorithms
Genetic programming
Data mining
Genetic algorithms
26 Citations (Scopus)

Design study for wire and arc additive manufacture

Mehnen, J., Ding, J., Lockett, H. & Kazanas, P., 27 Mar 2014, In : International Journal of Product Development. 19, 1/2/3, p. 2-20 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

3 Citations (Scopus)

Effects of solid lubricants on wire and arc additive manufactured structures

Adebayo, A., Mehnen, J. & Tonnellier, X., 20 Sep 2013, In : Proceedings for Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part B: Journal of Engineering Manufacture. 228, 4, p. 563–71 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Solid lubricants

Cloud Manufacturing: Distributed Computing Technologies for Global and Sustainable Manufacturing

Li, W. (ed.) & Mehnen, J. (ed.), 23 Mar 2013, 1 ed. London. 272 p. (Springer Series in Advanced Manufacturing)

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Distributed computer systems
Cloud computing
Supply chains

Manufacturing paradigm shift towards better cloud computing in the military environment: a new model for collaboration in the operational information exchange networks

Tutino, M. & Mehnen, J., 1 Mar 2013, Cloud Manufacturing: Distributed Computing Technologies for Global and Sustainable Manufacturing. Li, W. & Mehnen, J. (eds.). 1 ed. London, p. 243-256 14 p. (Springer Series in Advanced Manufacturing).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Cloud computing
Military operations
Information technology
Circuit theory

Activities 2008 2019

Computer-Aided Design (Journal)

Jorn Mehnen (Peer reviewer)
2 Dec 2019

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesJournal or guest editorship

IET Scottish Workshop on Design and Manufacture for Productivity

Jorn Mehnen (Participant)
4 Sep 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesKey-note speaker and plenary lectures at conferences