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I hold a Chair in Multiscale & Sustainable Manufacturing at The University of Manchester after having joined the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST) in 2002. My expertise and research is in Manufacturing Technologies (machining science, micro manufacturing, laser processing and sustainable manufacturing). I focus on manufacturing at different length and speed scales. I obtained a PhD and MSc in Manufacturing Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing Systems and Technology respectively from The University of Liverpool, UK.

I am excited about developing engineering science solutions to the major challenges of resource efficiency and industrial sustainability. My research focuses on innovative manufacturing technologies and resource efficient or green manufacturing. We research and understand how we can make manufacturing industry technologically and economically competitive but operating within the boundaries of environmentally friendly manufacture. I am a Member of the International Academy of Production Engineering, College International pour la Recherche en Productique (CIRP). The CIRP was founded in 1951 with the aim to address scientifically, through international co-operation, issues related to modern production science and technology.

In the Faculty of Science and Engineering, my major administrative responsibility is strategic leadership of Social Responsibility and Equality Diversity and Inclusion. The University has an important role to play in making a positive difference in society and in knowledge creation, delivering industrial, environmental and policy impact.

Research interests

  • Circular economy
  • Smart manufacturing
  • Sustainable Manufacturing
  • Green manufacturing
  • Energy demand and consumption reduction
  • Machining science and technology at micro and macroscale
  • High Speed Machining
  • Recycling
  • Additive manufacturing


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 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, University of Liverpool

Award Date: 5 Jul 2001

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Aerospace Research Institute
  • Sustainable Futures
  • Digital Futures
  • Manchester Environmental Research Institute


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