Dr Mey Goh

BEng (Hons), PhD

  • Reader in Transdisciplinary Digital Manufacturing

Dr Mey Goh has a BEng (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering from the Universiti Tenaga Nasional, Malaysia and a PhD from the University of Bristol, UK. She worked as a researcher at the Innovative Design and Manufacturing Research Centre, University of Bath from 2005 to 2010. During her time at Bath, she contributed to the EPSRC-funded Grand Challenge project on Knowledge and Information Management in Product-Service Systems.

Mey joined Loughborough University as a lecturer at the School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering in July 2010 and soon became one of the co-investigators for the EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Intelligent Automation. She established the Digital Automation Systems Design Lab, focusing on understanding human knowledge, skills and behaviour to support inclusive and sustainable industrial systems (Industry 5.0). Her research adopts mixed-methodologies to bridge the data-driven methods with knowledge and insights from other disciplines (i.e. transdisciplinary) to underpin the development of industrial digital technologies.

She leads Loughborough University's contribution to the Made Smarter Innovation: Centre on People-Led Digitalisation (2021-2025), working with the Universities of Bath and Nottingham and a range of UK industries to realise the potential of a people-led approach to digitalisation. A key research question is how can we better understand human interactions and interfaces with digital technologies that will enhance their application and acceptance.

Mey is a member of the Design Society and a committee member of The Consortium of UK University Manufacturing and Engineering (COMEH), which organises the annual International Conference on Manufacturing Research. She has developed many successful international links and collaborations with a wide range of industry partners from automotive, aerospace and defence to SMEs.

Key awards: 

  • Overseas Research Students award scheme, UK, 2001-2005
  • Public Services Department of Malaysia scholarship, JPA Malaysia, 1996-2001

Mey’s research interest concerns the role of people within future digitalised manufacturing systems. Her work aims to create knowledge and understanding required to enable adoption and sustained use of industrial digital technologies.

Main research interests:

  • Design methodology for human-centric digital technologies and systems
  • Data-driven human factors and models
  • Utility and application of machine learning in manufacturing

Example PhD topics:

  • Application of expert knowledge in machine learning in low-volume, high-value manufacturing
  • Design and development of user-centric framework for XAI lifecycle
  • Trust and fluency in industrial human-robot interaction - Virtual Reality study of human behaviour
  • Modelling cognitive workload with sensing technologies for Industry 4.0

Grants and contracts:

  • 2021-2025 Made Smarter Innovation – People-led Digitalisation, EPSRC, Partners: University of Bath, University of Nottingham, 15 industry partners
  • 2018-2022 Visiting Professor in Lean Innovation in Complex Products and Services, Royal Academy of Engineering, Partner: Rolls-Royce Submarine
  • 2018-2022 Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) studentship, EPSRC and JCB
  • 2017-2022 Embedded Integrated Intelligent Systems for Manufacturing Platform Grant, EPSRC
  • 2017-2021 National Productivity Investment Fund, EPSRC
  • 2014-2018 Engineering Doctorate, Manufacturing Technology Engineering Doctorate Centre, EPSRC and Rolls-Royce Civil Nuclear
  • 2011-2017 EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Intelligent Automation, EPSRC, Partners: Rolls-Royce Aerospace, Airbus
  • 2011-2014 Sustaining electronics sector through competitive bidding, EPSRC (IeMRC) and BAe Systems, Rolls-Royce Submarine
  • 2010-2013 Costing for Avionic Through-Life Availability (CATA), EPSRC (IeMRC), Partners: GE Aviation, BAe Systems, Ministry of Defence

Current teaching responsibilities:

  • WSB403 Design of Machine Elements, Part B, module leader
  • WSC401 Design Methods and Communication, Part C, module leader
  • WSA504 Integrating Studies, Part A, module tutor
  • BEng/MEng individual dissertation, project supervisor

Current administrative responsibilities:

  • Member of University Senate
  • Deputy Head of Automation and Systems Research Unit
  • Director, Dual PhD awards on Manufacturing Informatics with PUCPR, Brazil
  • Director, Dual PhD awards on Digital Manufacturing with NUAA, China

Professional affiliations:

  • Fellow of Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
  • Member of Design Society (MDS)
  • Member of the Consortium of UK University Manufacturing and Engineering Advisory Committee (COMEH)
  • Member of International Society of Transdisciplinary Engineering (ISTE)

Keynotes and invited presentations:

  • Making Manufacturing Smarter Webinar Series with Innovate UK KTN, Made Smarter Innovation: Centre for People-led Digitalisation
  • Industry seminar, Domino Printing, “Machine Learning applications in Engineering”
  • Keynote, IMechE Online Seminar “Engineering and Human Factors: Improving Reliability, Productivity and Safety”
  • Keynote and organising committee, 18th International Conference on Manufacturing Research
  • Invited international experts workshop organised by Nanjing University of Aeronautics & Astronautics, China
  • Invited keynote, Newton Fund Research Links with Kenya on the issue of resilient manufacturing and employment in Kenya
  • Chair, 14th International Conference on Manufacturing Research 

Peer review and external examination:

  • EPSRC peer review college and panel membership
  • Editor, Special Issue in Production and Manufacturing Research
  • External examiner, PhD's at various UK universities, UET Pakistan and University of Auckland, New Zealand
  • External examiner, BEng, MEng and MSc in Mechanical Engineering, University of Northumbria