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Personal Statement

I am initiator and Director of the Scottish Institite for Remanufacture (SIR), a pan-Scotland expertise hub for Remanufacture hosted by the University of Strathclyde. Currently, I am  Reader in the Department for Design, Manufacture and Engineering Management, (DMEM). I gained a PhD in Remanufacturing from the University of Plymouth in 2002, and worked at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Bath, from 2004 to 2007. I also hold a masters degree in Advanced Manufacturing Management and a bachelors degree in Industrial Engineering.

I joined the University of Strathclyde as a lecturer in 2007 and was promoted to senior lecturer in 2011. My research focuses on sustainable design and manufacturing, and to date has focussed on product end-of-life, particularly on remanufacturing. Here my research spans both product and process design with a view to enhancing remanufacturing potential.

Remanufacturing is a process of returning a used product to at least OEM original performance specification from the customer's perspective and giving the resultant product a warranty that is at least equal to that of a newly manufactured equivalent. Its key significance is that it harms the environment less than conventional manufacturing and can simultaneously have economic, environmental and societal benefits.

I initiated and lead the Remanufacturing Research Group at the University of Strathclyde, and have featured in more than 80 journal articles, book chapters and conference proceedings. I’m also the originator and Editor-in-Chief of the Springer Journal of Remanufacturing, a relatively new hybrid journal.

Teaching Interests

My teaching interests primarily focus on the theory and practical implementation of sustainable design and manufacturing for the MEng and MSc courses in Design, Manufacture and Engineering Management. I am also involved in teaching design, design and engineering applications, mechatronics design and applications, and advanced materials and production technology. I also supervise a number of students in individual projects.

Research Interests

My research is interdisciplinary, spanning across engineering, business, to the social and applied sciences. The long term goal of my cross-disciplinary research is to continue furthering knowledge in sustainable production, specialising in developing concepts, tools and techniques to facilitate sustainable design and manufacture through remanufacture. Remanufacturing has recently become globally critical because of its great potential to address environmental concerns (need to reduce waste during the material extraction and manufacturing processes), legislation (international agreement to reduce products’ and manufacturing processes’ environmental impacts) and economics (remanufacture is often a quality and cost effective option). However, there is a paucity of remanufacturing understanding, information, publications, as well as tools and techniques. I currently lead the UK's largest remanufacturing research group, specialising in holistic, interdisciplinary, practitioner-based research. In the long term I intend to further develop, and build the capacity, of my research team in the area of sustainable design and manufacture through remanufacture.

Expertise & Capabilities

  • Remanufacturing
  • Sustainable Engineering
  • Product End-of-Life
  • Process Modelling

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Plymouth


  • Remanufacturing
  • Sustainable Engineering

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Projects 2009 2021

Research Output 2004 2019

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Accessing medical equipment in developing countries through remanufacturing

Eze, S., Ijomah, W. & Wong, T. C., 31 Oct 2019, In : Journal of Remanufacturing. 9, 3, p. 207-233 27 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Biomedical equipment
Developing countries
developing world
health care
European Union
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A survey on computer vision techniques for detecting facial features towards the early diagnosis of mild cognitive impairment in the elderly

Fei, Z., Yang, E., Li, D. D-U., Butler, S., Ijomah, W. & Zhou, H., 31 Jul 2019, In : Systems Science and Control Engineering. 7, 1, p. 252–263 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Facial Expression
Computer Vision
Computer vision
Feature extraction


A strategic operations framework for disassembly in remanufacturing

Author: Priyono, A., 1 Jul 2013

Supervisor: Ijomah, W. (Supervisor) & Ion, W. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis

Activities 2007 2017

3rd International Conference on Remanufacturing (ICOR-17

Winifred Ijomah (Organiser)
24 Oct 201726 Oct 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganiser of major conference

circular economy Chat

Winifred Ijomah (Interviewee)
26 Jan 2017

Activity: Other activity typesTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Media article or participation