School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering


Dr Paul Leaney BSc, MSc, PhD, CEng, MIMechE

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University Teacher

Director of Mechanical & Manufacturing Undergraduate Programmes


  • Attended Lincoln Grammar School. 
  • BSc, MSc attained at Bath University, mechanical engineering department. 
  • Joined Loughborough University as a research assistant in 1979 and became a lecturer in 1983. 
  • PhD gained in 1986 in modelling and control of electrohydraulic servosystems.

Research Interests and Activities

  • Systems engineering.
  • Motion control servosystems.
  • Techniques of dimensional control in design, manufacture and build.
  • Design for manufacture and assembly.
  • Sports equipment modelling, design, analysis and manufacture.

External Activities

  • Member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers
  • Member of the International Council of Systems Engineering
  • IMechE Academic Liaison Officer
  • IET Liaison Officer
  • External examiner Bath University
  • External examiner Cardiff University

Teaching Responsibilities

  • Responsible examiner for:
    • MMC108 Robotics, automation and control
    • MMC400 Design for assembly, ug
    • MMP400 Design integrated manufacture
    • MMP460 Design for assembly, pg
  • Contribute to / teach on:
    • MMA504 Integrating studies
    • MMA505/MMA506 Integrating studies 1a and 1b for IMT Part A.
    • MMB501 Integrating studies (miniprojects for Part B).
    • MMB504 Application of product design
    • MMB506 Insight into industry
    • MMC500/501 Individual project
    • MMC507 Personal and professional development
    • MMP405 Engineering design methods
    • MMP408 Engineering design process and project management
    • MMP500 Major project
    • MMP602 Manufacturing systems
    • MMF501 Design and manufacture of consumer products
    • MMI001 Industrial placement

University Administration

  • Programme Director, Innovative Manufacturing Technology
  • Warden, Hazlerigg-Rutland Hall

Athena Swan Bronze award

Contact us

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