School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering


Dr Peter Kinnell MEng DIS, PhD, CEng, MIMechE

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Senior Lecturer in Metrology



Graduated from the University of Birmingham in 2001, with a MEng in Mechanical Engineering, and a Diploma of Industrial Studies. During his studies he spent one year at the Danish Technical University as part of the Erasmus exchange programme. He continued at Birmingham to complete a PhD in Micro Electro Mechanical Systems, funded by EPSRC and GE Sensing. In 2003 he joined GE Sensing, progressing to the role of senior design engineer. He left GE Sensing to take a Lectureship in manufacturing and metrology at The University of Nottingham in 2007, and then in 2010 he joined Loughborough University as a Senior Lecturer in Metrology and Automation. He holds an EPSRC Fellowship in manufacturing, and is currently a member of the Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Intelligent Automation at Loughborough, where he leads the Robust Intelligent Metrology Laboratory.

Research Group


Intelligent Automation



Research Interests and Activities 

  • Innovative sensor technology
  • Multi-sensor metrology systems
  • 3D machine vision
  • Metrology for Robotics
  • Intelligent Metrology & Automation

External Activities 

  • Chartered Member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers
  • Member of the EPSRC College of peer reviewers
  • EPSRC Manufacturing Fellow
  • Reviewer for Sensors,Sensors and Actuators, WEAR, Mechatronics