Alan is currently a PhD Manufacturing Engineering student within the Manufacturing Metrology Team at the University of Nottingham.
His current multi-disciplinary research focuses on combining state-of-the art methods within Perceptual Psychology and Manufacturing Engineering to optimise and improve manufacturing outcomes to create better products.
Prior to starting his PhD at the University of Nottingham in 2020, Alan obtained his BSc and MSc in Psychology from Durham University, where he specialised in visual psychophysics and colour perception, investigating human perception of material colour.
Currently, manufacturing industries rely too much on physical measurement and seemingly arbitrary physical "parameters" to determine the quality of their manufactured surfaces, without a sufficient… read more
Currently, manufacturing industries rely too much on physical measurement and seemingly arbitrary physical "parameters" to determine the quality of their manufactured surfaces, without a sufficient understanding of human perception.
My current PhD research at the University of Nottingham focuses on developing state-of-the-art psychophysical methods to conduct experiments to accurately measure what humans perceive, to mathematically model human perception, and use such models to inform and speed up the process of analysing perceived surface quality.
This leads to improved manufacturing outcomes, allowing for manufacturers to focus on the areas where users actually perceive a difference in the visual quality of the product/surface, drastically improving the user experience whilst potentially saving manufacturing costs.
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