Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering


Dr Kaddour Bouazza-Marouf BSc PhD FIMechE CEng

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Reader in Mechatronics in Medicine


  • BSc and PhD attained at Newcastle University, Department of Mechanical Engineering.  
  • Worked in the offshore oil industry for 10 years prior to joining Loughborough University in 1991 as Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering.

Research Interests and Activities

  • Robotics, Control and Mechatronics, including:
    • Robotic assistance in orthopaedic surgery
    • Automatic evaluation of bone quality
    • Design of fail-safe compact robotic devices
    • Passive manipulators with automatic positioning
    • Robotic/mechatronic assistance in emergency neurosurgical procedures
    • General engineering/mechatronics in medicine applications

External Activities

  • Editorial board membership: The IFAC Journal of Mechatronics
  • Professional affiliation: Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers
  • International conferences: Co-Chair of ImechE Seminar onMechatronics in Medicine, Healthcare & Reahabilitation – Applications and Solutions – Loughborough 2003; National/International committee member of the International Conference on Climbing & Walking Robots (CLAWAR) London 2005, Brussels 2006, Singapore 2007, Coimbra (Portugal) 2008; MECHATRONICS 2006, Malvern (USA) 2006; and of the International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, IEEE/RSJ IROS 2007, San Diego (USA)
  • Advisory roles: EPSRC College member; Committee Member of BSI AMT/00-/2: Robots for Manufacturing Environment, which mirrors the ISO TC184/SC2 Robots and Robotic Devices committee in relation to standadisation for mobile service robotics.
  • Referee for Journal of Mechanism and Machine Theory, Journal of Mechatronics, and Journals from the Institution of Mechanical Engineers
  • Collaborative Research: Current examples include Mechatronic Assistance for Emergency Neurosurgical Procedures with Nottingham University Hospital; Mechatronic Assisted Orthopaedic Surgery with Glenfield Hospital (Leicester) and Castle Hill Hospital (East Yorkshire). 


  • 2003: IMechE best paper for the Journal of Systems and Control Engineering, Proceedings (Part I) for the paper “Fuzzy logic control for in-pipe mobile robotic system navigation”

Teaching Responsibilities

  • Control Engineering, Part B (Responsible Examiner)
  • Robotics and Control, Part C (Responsible Examiner)
  • Mechanisms and Robotics, MSc (Responsible Examiner)
  • Industrial Training Placement (Responsible Examiner)

University Administration

  • Director of Professional Training 
  • IMechE Academic Liaison Officer