The future of designing and making

The Design and Manufacturing Futures laboratory is researching and creating the tools and technologies of tomorrow, providing game-changing capability for the design, manufacture, operation and disposal of next generation products and machines.

People

  • Ben Hicks

    Ben Hicks

    Professor, Director

  • Aydin Nassehi

    Aydin Nassehi

    Reader, Codirector

  • Chris Snider

    Chris Snider

    Lecturer

  • Jason Yon

    Jason Yon

    Lecturer

  • James Gopsill

    James Gopsill

    Lecturer

  • David Jones

    David Jones

    Research Associate

  • Reza Imani Asrai

    Reza Imani Asrai

    Research Associate

  • Owen Freeman Gebler

    Owen Freeman Gebler

    Research Engineer

  • Mark Goudswaard

    Mark Goudswaard

    Research Engineer

  • David Mathias

    David Mathias

    Research Engineer

  • Peter Rosso

    Peter Rosso

    Research Engineer

  • Andrew Ma

    Andrew Ma

    Research Engineer

  • Harry Felton

    Harry Felton

    Research Engineer

  • Lee Kent

    Lee Kent

    Research Engineer

  • Denis Plavljanić

    Denis Plavljanić

    Research Engineer

Recent Posts

  • City Blocks at IEEEVR 2019

    During the successful pilot of City Blocks at Bristol Housing Festival, 149 unique cities were created by 125 designers with a range of urban planning experience and knowledge. Each physically created city, using Lego as an abstracted physical design kit, was scanned and has a full scale explorable virtual city; with analysis fed back to […]

  • Our New Digital Manufacturing Lab is Open!

    Our new Digital Manufacturing lab is officially open! Contained within the Queen’s Building at the University of Bristol, the new Digital Manufacturing lab is home to several research groups looking into the future of manufacturing and manufacturing systems. Undergraduates, postgraduates and post-doctorate researchers all share the space to progress their projects, with specific areas current […]

  • ProtoTwinning project holds its inaugral steering committee meeting

    On Friday March 22nd the ProtoTwinning project (Full title – Improving the product development process through integrated revision control and twinning of digital-physical models during prototyping) held its inaugural industry day and steering committee meeting. The day started with a brief history of the digital twin followed by five technical presentations and a tour of […]