Materials & Industry 4.0

Theme Leads: Professor Phil Withers and Professor Paulo Bartolo

Scope of Theme

By bringing together manufacturing and the understanding of materials with novel mathematics and data analytics, we can ensure the quality of manufactured products as well as refine and reduce the cost of processes. These building blocks will allow us to rapidly develop and validate new manufacturing processes to meet the needs of future supply chains and Industry 4.0. The theme includes:

  • Materials characterisation, modelling and simulation
  • Product lifecycle and digital twinning
  • Sensor networks and data analytics
  • Process modelling, simulation and control
  • Robotic, additive and on-demand manufacturing
  • Sustainable manufacturing
  • Supply chain modelling and optimisation