Yudhi holds a Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering from Brawijaya University, Indonesia. After graduating in 1996, he worked in the automotive industry with ISUZU Astra Motor Indonesia for five years, first as a Product Planner (1997-1999) and later as a Product Design Engineering Coordinator (1999-2002). He then moved to the next step of product development, and worked at an automotive tool manufacturing as a Tool and Die Design Section Head (2002-2008) at FUJI Technica Indonesia for more than six years.
From 2003 to 2004, he acquired the skills of automotive dies design and manufacturing in FUJI Technica Inc., at Mishima, Japan, funded by the Association for Overseas Technical Scholarship (AOTS) and the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) of Japan.
In 2008-2009, Yudhi became a researcher with the Lancaster Product Development Unit, Lancaster University, UK. His research was part of Rapid Manufacturing North West (RMNW) project funded by the European Union (EU) and the Higher Education Innovation Fund (HEIF). After completing the project, he gained his MSc in Engineering by Research.
Transferring to Indonesia in 2009, Yudhi obtained a lectureship in the Mechanical Engineering Department of Polytechnic of Jakarta, Indonesia along with some part time teaching at Astra Manufacturing Polytechnic.
From October 2014 to March 2015, he was a CAD tutor (SolidWorks modelling and simulation) and responsible for delivering tutorials and problem-solving for BSc Product Design final year student projects at Nottingham Trent University.
In June 2014, he has been appointed as a Research Assistant at the Institute for Innovation in Sustainable Engineering (IISE), University of Derby and working on new product design and development; prototyping and testing; product and process improvement; VR model and laboratory development.
Currently, he is in the last stage of PhD program at Loughborough Design School, fully-funded by Loughborough University from December 2010 to 2013, has successfully defended his thesis in February 2016 and expects to complete the correction in July 2016.
Research Group: Design for Digital Fabrication research group (D4DF)
Yudhi is investigating the potential of consumers to actively design their own products and enable them to manufacture the products by themselves or send the files to the manufacturers to be 3D printed.
This idea has emerged in relation to the rapid growth of additive manufacturing / 3D printing. His study suggests that a Computer-aided Consumer Design (CaCODE) system could be used as user friendly design software to simplify the Computer-aided Design (CAD) stages. This would help users produce the 3D model data required by the AM/3D printing process.
Facilitating consumer involvement in design for additive manufacturing / 3D printing products
Computer-aided Design, CAD, Product Development, Manufacturing, Consumer Design, Additive Manufacturing, 3D printing.