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

  • Visit to NTNU TrollLabs

    As well as being the opponent for a PhD defence in Trondheim Ben also visited the TrollLAB in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. The research activities of the TrollLAB focus on investigating and improving the process of the early fuzzy front end in engineering design, […]

  • Digital Twinning and Additive Manufacturing

    I’ve started work on my first sprint looking at coupling additive and subtractive manufacturing (termed hybrid manufacturing) for use within digital twinning. Using the research group’s new lab space – the digital manufacturing lab at the University of Bristol – I’m going to be investigating the machining of FDM produced parts with the aim of […]

  • DMF Lab visiting research partners in Colombia

    In December I visited current and potential research partners in Colombia.  The main purpose of the visit was to explore research overlap between the DMF lab and La Universidad de los Andes in Bogota in areas related to the democratisation of design (the theme of my doctoral research) and also wider research areas for future […]