Additive Manufacturing Research Group

AMRG Group

Dr Richard Bibb PhD BSc

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Reader in Medical Applications of Design

Academic/Professional Background:

2012 - present   Reader in Medical Applications of Design, Design School, Loughborough University, UK.

2008 - 2012   Senior Lecturer, Loughborough University, UK.

1998 - 2008   Head of Medical Applications Group, PDR, Cardiff Metropolitan University, UK.

1999   PhD in Rapid Prototyping, University of Wales, UK.

1995   BSc Industrial Design, Brunel University, UK.


Dr Bibb's primary area of research explores the effective application of advanced design and product development technologies in medicine, healthcare, surgery and rehabilitation. This concentrates on applied collaborative research conducted with academic, clinical and industrial partners across the UK and overseas. Other research interests include user centred design (particularly for medical and rehabilitation products), effective application of Rapid Prototyping and developing design rules for Additive Manufacturing / 3D Printing.

Research Interests:

  • Medical applications of Additive Manufacturing / 3D Printing
  • Medical device design
  • Medical imaging and 3D scanning
  • Head and neck reconstruction
  • Customised and personalised medical devices
  • Medical and anatomical simulation
  • User-centred design in medical applications


Research Projects:

  • ‎‘CassaMobile’, EC FP7, £486,041, Sep 2013 - Aug 2016
  • 'Artificial vascularised scaffolds for 3D-tissue Regeneration', EC FP7, £477,893 Nov 2011 - Oct 2015
  • ‎‘AdM-ERA’ (EU-FP7, £79,762, ‎2011 - 2014