Professor Keith Case BSc, PhD, FErgS, FBCS, CITP, CEng
Professor of Computer Aided Engineering
- BSc in Production Engineering and Production Management, University of Nottingham 1971,
- PhD in Human Modelling, University of Nottingham, 1975.
- Postgraduate Research Fellow, University of Nottingham 1974-1981.
- Joined Loughborough University as Lecturer in 1980, Professor 1995.
Research Interests and Activities
- Computer Aided Design
- CAD/CAM Integration
- Virtual Manufacturing
- Knowledge-based Design for Manufacture
- Human modelling using CAD surface/solid modellers
- Inclusive Design (Design for All)
- Evolutionary Form Design
- Customised Assembly (CECA)
- Editorial board membership: International Journal of Production Research.
- Chartered Engineer
- Chartered Information Technology Professional
- Fellow of The Ergonomics Society
- Fellow of The British Computer Society
- Visiting Professor at University of Skovde, Sweden
- Member of the SAE Technical Committee on Human Modelling Standards.
- Member of the Committee of the Engineering Professors Council representing the Manufacturing sector
- Chair of the Consortium of UK Manufacturing and Engineering (COMEH)
- Member of Scientific Committee for several conferences including International Conference on Manufacturing Research (ICMR) – chair of overall organising committee and Flexible Automation and Intelligent Manufacture (FAIM)
- Regular referee for International Journal of Production Research, International Journal of Computer Integrated Manufacture, Proceedings of the IMechE and others.
- Collaborative Research: A director of the Centre of Excellence in Customised Assembly (CECA) a major collaboration between the universities of Sheffield, Nottingham and Loughborough. An investigator in the AUNT-SUE (Sustainable Urban Environments) consortium of University College London, London Metropolitan and Loughborough Universities. Member of the Virtual Ergonomics Centre (Chalmers, Lund and Skovde Universities, Sweden).
- Commercialisation of Research: Recognised originator of the GRASP (robot simulation) and SAMMIE (human simulation) systems which are exploited worldwide by BYG Systems and SAMMIE CAD respectively.
Recipient of Otto Edholm Award - one of the Ergonomics Society’s most prestigious awards ’to honour an individual or individuals who have made significant contributions to basic or applied research in ergonomics’.
- Product Design (Ergonomics and Visualisation)
- Manufacturing Design
- Industrial Design
- Computer Aided Design