School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering



Manufacturing ICT Research Group

ICT tools are key strategically important technologies to enable current and next generations of manufacturing. Research in this space addresses the full spectrum of design tools, knowledge management and methodologies to support design, through to production with embedded intelligence to operational life and service and eventually end-of-life and re-birth into new products and processes.

The group spans the application of computer, digital and information science and engineering to the manufacturing domain, to enable increased productivity in design through manufacture, service life and end of life scenarios of products and services. Digital Manufacturing and application of digital technologies to design and manufacturing operations is a core area of research and growing in application across many sectors. The development of the Internet-of-Things for manufacturing and manufacturing developments such as Industrie 4.0 are key drivers and opportunities for research innovation and exploitation.

Staff in the group have formed a company to licence technology derived at the University for exploitation purposes, EIIS Ltd, Embedded Integrated Intelligent Systems Ltd.

  • EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Embedded Intelligence, EPSRC, £3.43M
  • Embedded enhanced RFID (RFIX) for printed circuit board manufacture and value life-cycle tracking (INBOARD), TSB, £484k
  • ESPRIT with Pervasive Sensing (Programme Grant), EPSRC, £7.3M
  • Intelligent embedded components for enhanced supply chain observability and traceability: INTELLICO, TSB, £415k
  • Adaptive Informatics for Intelligent Manufacturing (AI2M), EPSRC, £2.42M
  • Knowledge Driven Configurable Manufacturing (KDCM), EPSRC, £2.41M

Our Research Opportunities

Our PhD students play a central role in our wide-ranging research activities, making vital contributions to the success of the research itself. Find out more about our current research opportunities.

Our Research Opportunities

Athena Swan Bronze award

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The Wolfson School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering
Loughborough University
LE11 3TU