Associate Professor, Faculty of Engineering
Chris gained his BEng (Hons) in Materials Science and Engineering from Brunel University in 1998 before going on to complete an Engineering Doctorate (EngD) with the Sensors and Composites Group at Cranfield University in Novel Manufacturing Methods of Optical Fibre Sensors, utilising laser machining and chemical etching of commercial silicate optical fibres. During his EngD Chris also undertook the part of the Cranfield Executive MBA programme as part of his four year course. Chris joined the Additive Manufacturing (AM) Research Group at Loughborough University in 2003 as a Research Associate principally working in the supply and business effects of Additive Manufacturing on a number of DTI, EU FP6 and EPSRC funded projects.
In 2008 Chris became a Lecturer in Innovative Design and Manufacturing at Loughborough University and was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2011, during this time Chris ran a number of TSB (Atkins) and industry funded projects, principally around the development of new materials (polymeric and metallic), process development and the wider socio-economic implications of AM.
In July of 2012 Chris became an Associate Professor in the University of Nottingham's Faculty of Engineering. Chris is Deputy Director of the EPSRC Centre Of Innovative Manufacturing in Additive Manufacturing and currently running a number of projects based around the manufacture of multi-material and multifunctional inkjet printing, nano-scale additive manufacturing systems, and the development of metallic AM systems for use in industry.
Chris is an Executive Member of the ASTM F42 AM standards committee and a participant in the BSi initiative of AM standards development. Chris is a regular presenter at international conferences, a panel member for EPSRC and a reviewer for European and US funding agencies including NASA. Chris is also a reviewer for numerous international journals in the fields of Additive Manufacturing and 3D printing materials, business and socio-economic aspects as well as optical sensor systems and methods.