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.