News & Events

The Centre's latest news and events

New PhD Student

Oct 8th 2019

A new PhD student joins the Intelligent Automation Centre

This week the Centre has welcomed a new student - Mohammed Mabkhot. His PhD research will focus on exploring the benefits of applying a symbiotic system during ramp-up time in industry 4.0 environments.


1st International Conference on Industrial Cognitive Ergonomics and Engineering Psychology (ICEEP)

Aug 12th 2019

The 10th International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics (AHFE 2019) was held in Washington DC, USA from 24 - 28 July 2019, where the 1st Affiliated International Conference on Industrial Cognitive Ergonomics and Engineering Psychology (ICEEP) was introduced

Jordan Crawford, one of the Intelligent Automation Centre's PhD students, presented a poster at the first ICEEP conference, which examined the cognitive ergonomic aspects of a workplace to understand a working task and solve a problem, thus making human-system interaction compatible with human cognitive abilities and limitations at work. 


The conference addressed the broad spectrum of modern ongoing research in cognitive ergonomics and related technologies and provided an opportunity for researchers, doctors, engineers, designers and practitioners to exchange new ideas and practical experiences from a diverse domain of cognitive ergonomics, psychology, human system interaction and applications of cognitive engineering in everyday life.

More information on the conference can be found here


IEEE International Conference on Industrial Informatics (INDIN’19)

Jul 31st 2019

Melanie Zimmer, a PhD student from the Intelligent Automation Centre, recently had the opportunity to present some of her work at the 17th IEEE International Conference on Industrial Informatics (INDIN19) in Helsinki-Espoo, Finland from 22 - 25 July 2019


This year’s conference was hosted by Aalto University and provided a forum for presentation and discussion on state-of-the-art and future perspectives of industrial information technologies. Industry experts, researchers and academics gathered together to share ideas and experiences surrounding frontier technologies, breakthroughs, innovative solutions, research results, as well as initiatives related to industrial informatics and their applications.

Across the three days of the conference, fourteen special sessions and three Industry Forum sessions took place, including workshops and hands-on tutorials under the theme of Industrial Applications of Artificial Intelligence. A Women in Engineering workshop was held to promote the involvement of women in science, and attendees also had the opportunity to visit ABB in Helsinki or Konecranes in Hyvinkää.

Further information can be found here


Four Centre PhDs Graduate

Jul 22nd 2019

Four PhD students from The Intelligent Automation Centre participated in the graduation ceremony that took place at Loughborough University on Friday 19 July 2019

Dr Ali Al-Yacoub, Dr Khaled Elgeneidy, Dr John Hodgson and Dr Spartak Ljasenko all undertook their PhDs within the Intelligent Automation Centre and celebrated their success as they graduated last week.

Both Ali and John will remain at the Centre, where they have been appointed as Research Associates and will be working on a variety of research projects. Khaled has secured a role as Senior Lecturer in Robotics and Mechatronics at the University of Lincoln, whilst Spartak is now employed by JOT Automation in Estonia as a Mechanical Engineer.

Staff and students at the Centre wish them all the very best in their chosen careers.


Summer Internship

Jul 8th 2019

The Intelligent Automation Centre is hosting an existing Loughborough University student on a summer internship

Connor Gill, who is a current Masters student on the Manufacturing Engineering programme, will be undertaking research with us over the summer on local robot accuracy enhancement.

If you are interested in a summer internship with the Centre, please contact us:


24th International Conference on Applications of Natural Language to Information Systems (NLDB 2019)

Jul 5th 2019

One of our postgraduate research students, Melanie Zimmer, attended this year’s NLDB conference which was held at the University of Salford on 26 - 28 June 2019

This conference was first established in 1995 and gives those interested in applications of Natural Language in the field of Information Systems a platform to come together. The conference covered topics such as information search and topic extraction, plus classification and sentiment analysis across the various fields of medicine, e-commerce and social media.

In addition to the presentation of the accepted papers, two talks were given by invited speakers: Robert Stevens from the School of Computer Science at the University of Manchester, who shared his experience in bio-ontologies; and Vijayan Sugumaran from the Department of Decision and Information Sciences at Oakland University, who talked about detecting different states of emergency events using web resources to help social groups and first responders handle these events effectively.

More information on the conference can be found here.

And the proceedings of the conference can be accessed here.

Next year’s event is to be hosted in Saarbrücken, Germany.


1st International Conference on Industry 4.0 and Advanced Manufacturing (I-4AM 2019)

Jul 3rd 2019

Dr Niels Lohse, Director of the Intelligent Automation Centre at Loughborough University, was invited to be a Keynote Speaker at the 1st I-4AM 2019 Conference which took place at the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore, India from 28-29 June 2019


Industry 4.0 uses connected intelligence to improve productivity, quality, flexibility, safety & sustainability across manufacturing enterprises in which Robotics and Additive Manufacturing play a critical role. This conference provided a platform to bring together stakeholders in manufacturing and Industry 4.0, in particular those in academia and industry, from both India and internationally, to deliberate on the nature, needs, challenges, opportunities, problems and solutions in this transformational area. A specific focus of I-4AM 2019 was to provide a platform for exploring avenues for creating a vision of sustainable, affordable and human-centric Industry 4.0 and to showcase cutting edge practice, research and educational innovation in this rapidly evolving area.

I-4AM 2019 (pronounced i-forum 2019) included keynote speakers and panel discussions from leaders in industry, academia, strategic sectors and policy bodies, as well as podium and poster sessions for research papers.

The conference was organised by the Centre for Product Design and Manufacturing, Indian Institute of Science, under its CEFC on I4.0India@IISc (Smart Factory) within the SAMARTH Udyog Bharat 4.0 programme of the Department of Heavy Industries, Government of India.

Topics at the conference included:

  •          Materials Processing & Joining
  •          Supply Chains
  •          Digital Manufacturing
  •          Controls, Autonomous Systems,
  •          Robotics
  •          Industry 4.0
  •          Sustainable Manufacturing
  •          Policy & Entrepreneurship


For further information, please see here


Viva - Keith Lorenz

Jun 20th 2019

Keith has successfully defended his EngD viva today which was based on reducing process variability through automation in hybrid manufacturing

Staff and students from the Intelligent Automation Centre and the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) would like to convey their congratulations to Dr Lorenz.


Digitalisation of Collaborative Human-Robot Workspaces

Jun 7th 2019

Find out more about one of our recent projects which explored the use of a network of cameras to produce digital images of the workspace and machine learning to predict events  


This project is the first to combine a real-time digital representation of an industrial workspace and the latest techniques in machine learning to ensure safe human-robot collaboration.

For more information, please see here.


Viva - Simon Micheler

Jun 3rd 2019

Simon has successfully defended his viva today which was based on early-stage decision support for the implementation of intelligent automation

Staff and students from the Intelligent Automation Centre would like to convey their congratulations to Dr Micheler.


IEEE International Conference on Industrial Cyber-Physical Systems (ICPS2019)

May 17th 2019

Melanie Zimmer, one of the Intelligent Automation Centre's PhD students, attended the joint IEEE International Conference on Industrial Cyber-Physical Systems (ICPS2019) and IEEE International Conference on Multisensor Fusion and Integration for Intelligent Systems (MFI2019) in Taipei, Taiwan from 6 - 9 May 2019


The main areas covered at the conference were:

  • The design, implementation and deployment of Industrial Cyber-Physical Systems and Services in industry
  • How the communication between the systems as well as humans can be facilitated
  • The enrichment of real-time analytics through Big Data across the value-chain

Besides the ICPS2019 and MFI2019 conference sessions, a well thought-through programme relevant for both research and industry was provided. The event opened with the IEEE International Industrial Summit on Robot Operating System (ROS) 2.0. A variety of keynote speakers from companies such as ADLINK Technology, NVIDIA, Microsoft and academic representatives from the National Taiwan University or Fraunhofer IPA presented outlooks on current and future developments for ROS with an emphasis on industrial applications. An exciting announcement was the official release for ROS on Windows to enable additional opportunities for ROS developers.

On the first half of the second and third day, further industry-led events had been arranged to reflect on the topics “AIOT and Robotics Activating Industrial Cyber-Physical Systems on Intelligent Manufacturing New Biz” and “Engineering Systems of Cyber-Physical Systems”. The respective afternoon sessions on those days, as well as the entire last day, were focused on conference presentations.

Melanie presented some of the research she is undertaking with the Intelligent Automation Centre and the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Embedded Intelligence (CDT-EI) at the Conference. She said: “It was a great experience being able to show a wider audience part of the work we have been doing in the Centre. The feedback from attendees was very encouraging and in particular it was important for me to hear that my PhD research is seen as having potential to help operators on the shop floor with their processes.”

More information about the conference or the CDT-EI can be found here:


Internship - Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur

May 13th 2019

The Intelligent Automation Centre is hosting a student from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur on a summer internship

Poojan Shah is currently a third year undergraduate student who is enrolled on a Manufacturing Science and Engineering course in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at IIT.

His research interests lie in robotics, dynamics and control, machine design, CAD, FEA and additive manufacturing.

During his 9 week internship with the Centre (from 13 May - 12 July), Poojan will be undertaking research into flexible gripper technology for picking up fabrics.


Connected Everything Conference 2019: 25 - 26 June 2019

May 8th 2019

Registration is now open 


The 2019 Conference - "Designing a Connected Future" - will take place at Jubilee Conference Centre, Jubilee Campus, University of Nottingham on Tuesday 25 and Wednesday 26 June 2019.

Register here

Submit a poster abstract here


Keynote Speakers include Professor Jan Godsell (University of Warwick) and Carol Brigley (Mondelez International)

The programme includes sessions on the value of design, digital technologies mapping, current digital manufacturing projects and industry perspectives.  Delegates will also be offered the opportunity to tour the University’s new Advanced Manufacturing Building and Mixed Reality Lab. 


The conference dinner will take place on the evening of Tuesday 25 June at the Council House, Market Square, Nottingham.  This is included in the delegate fee.


Information on accommodation can be found here


For general enquiries please contact:

STEM Outreach Activities

Apr 3rd 2019

Since joining the Intelligent Automation Centre as a PhD student, Melanie Zimmer has been fortunate enough to engage in a number of outreach activities with school age students to encourage them to consider a career in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)

Her experience started with an online event called I'm an Engineer, Get me out of here in March 2016, which is an X Factor style online event where 5 engineers compete against each other and are judged by school students based on the interaction taking place in a forum. School students grill the participants with questions ranging from "What is your favourite food", "What is the best thing about your job?" to "If robots are more intelligent than humans, will they be able to create robots that are more intelligent than themselves?" and "Does being a female affect the way you're treated if you are a scientist?"!!

Melanie said: "It was a really great experience to be exposed to these kind of questions and to see how curious the students were".

Since her first event, Melanie has taken part in a variety of outreach activities, such as I'm a Scientist - Careers Zone and CyberMentor, as well as both company and school visits. Her latest school visit took place in March when she went to St Bartholomew's Church of England Primary School in Loughborough as part of their participation in the Primary Engineer Leaders Award and 3M Cargo Challenge. 


STEM Outreach Visit to St Bartholomew's Church of England Primary School, Loughborough - March 2019

Melanie and some of her colleagues gave a short presentation about their work and research at Loughborough Unveristy and provided the students with feedback on their boat designs for the challenge, which had to be as light as possible whilst carrying up to 5kg without sinking. The students were then tasked with writing a short pitch for a fantastic idea which would then be judged for the Primary Engineer Leaders Award.his particular visit made Melanie realise just how much interest exists within school age children to participate in STEM outreach acitivites and at present she is involved in setting up a STEM outreach group between Heriot-Watt Univeristy in Edinburgh and Loughborough University where she is studying her PhD.

Although the outreach activities are not directly related to Melanie's research as such, they are very beneficial. She says: "Amongst other things, they help you to improve your communication and presentation skills, as you need to think about how to pitch your work and research to different audiences and age groups and you take away new ideas from each event - even from 5 and 6 year olds! By engaging with school age students like this, I hope to be able to give them an idea of how versatile science and engineering can be".

She added that "The person who influenced me most in choosing the educational path I have taken was my first ever female maths teacher; her passion about the subject was so inspirational to me! Trying to be a role model to the younger generation - both boys AND girls - challenging exsiting stereotypes and making an ongoing impact on school age students and their careers is my main motivation in participating in outreach activities". 


Wolfson School Postgraduate Research Conference 2019

Feb 21st 2019

This year's Wolfson School Postgraduate Research Conference is being held on Wednesday 6 June 2019 at the West Park Teaching Hub, Loughborough University

Each year Wolfson School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering holds a Conference specifically for Doctoral Researchers within the School. The event is an excellent opportunity for PhDs to present their research and benefit from collective discussion and feedback from a diverse audience, including peers, academics and non-specialists. For those PhDs who are not presenting, the Conference will provide the opportunity to listen to and engage with current research taking place within the School.

Wolfson School PhDs will be asked to contribute by attending this Conference and/or submitting an oral or poster presentation.

There will be a number of prizes awarded for:

  •          Best oral student presentation
  •          Best poster
  •          Best abstract

For further information, please see contact Wolfson School PhD Admin here



Delegate Registration/Call for Poster Abstracts: Connected Everything Conference 2019

Feb 7th 2019

Delegate registration and the call for abstracts for poster presentations are now open

The 2019 Conference - "Designing a Connected Future" - will take place at Jubilee Conference Centre, Jubilee Campus, University of Nottingham on Tuesday 25 and Wednesday 26 June 2019.

Funded through the EPSRC Manufacturing the Future challenge theme, Connected Everything: Industrial Systems in the Digital Age aims to identify the key challenges we face as digital technologies transform our industrial systems and to highlight related research excellence.  It is creating and supporting new collaborations between academics from diverse discipline areas to address these challenges and provides a forum for discussion and knowledge exchange, as well as funding for early-stage research projects in partnership with industry.

To register, please see here.

Delegate fees:

  • Early bird rate - £75 (available until 28 May 2019)
  • Full rate - £100

Fees include 2 days at the conference, plus conference dinner. (Please note that accommodation is not included).

Call for abstracts for poster presentations:

The Conference Organising Committee are delighted to invite submission of abstracts for poster presentations. Submissions should be made via EasyChair. Only one poster abstract may be submitted per individual.

Submit an abstract

Best Posters Awards: The conference will award three best posters: 1) best industry poster 2) best education poster 3) people’s choice. Award certificates will be presented to the winning presenters in the closing ceremony.

Key themes:

  • Creativity and product design
  • Industrial Internet of Things
  • Data analytics and decision making
  • Service design and customisation
  • Design for future manufacturing
  • Cyber-physical production systems
  • The future industrial worker
  • Regulations and standards

Key dates:

  • Closing date for abstract submissions - 8 May 2019
  • Notification of abstract acceptance - 22 May 2019
  • Closing date for early bird registration - 28 May 2019
  • Closing date for registration, and for receipt of posters - 14 June 2019
  • Conference - 25-26 June 2019

For general enquiries please contact:

Call for Papers: ICINCO 2019 Conference - 29-31 July 2019

Jan 31st 2019

The call for papers is now open for the 16th International Conference on Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics (ICINCO)

The 2019 Conference is sponsored by the Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication (INSTICC) and will take place in Prague from 29-31 July. It will bring together researchers, engineers and practitioners interested in the application of Informatics in Control, Automation and Robotics. 

When submitting papers, authors should highlight the benefits of Information Technology (IT) in one of the four areas listed below: 

Full instructions for paper submissions can be found here.

Ideas on how to solve problems using IT, both in R&D and industrial applications, are welcome. Papers describing advanced prototypes, systems, tools and techniques and general survey papers indicating future directions are also encouraged. Papers describing original work are invited in any of the areas listed above. Accepted papers presented at the conference by one of the authors will be published in the Proceedings of ICINCO, with an ISBN. Acceptance will be based on quality, relevance and originality. Both full research reports and work-in-progress reports are welcome. There will also be both oral and poster sessions.

Special sessions dedicated to case-studies and commercial presentations, as well as tutorials dedicated to technical/scientific topics, are also envisaged. Companies interested in presenting their products/methodologies, or researchers interested in holding a tutorial, workshop or special session, are invited to contact the conference secretariat or visit the conference website.

 Keynote Speakers

Important Dates

  • Regular Paper Submission: 28 February 2019
  • Regular Paper Authors Notification: May2019
  • Regular Paper Camera Ready and Registration: 16 May 2019 

Connected Everything Network Plus

Jan 30th 2019

Newsletter - Winter 2018/19


The Intelligent Automation Centre is involved in this project, which is being co-ordinated by the University of Nottingham.

Connected Everything is looking forward to continuing its work in 2019, supporting and strengthening the Digital Manufacturing community. We are now an inclusive network, engaging representatives from over 90 organisations, with nearly 250 registered members, from both academia and industry. The Winter 2018/19 Newsletter includes news of projects and events contributed from the wider community and also gives a flavour of Connected Everything’s recent activities and details of future events.

To read the newsletter, please see here



UK-RAS Conference - 24 January 2019

Jan 25th 2019

The 2nd UK-RAS Conference for PhD Students & Early-Career Researchers on ‘Embedded Intelligence’ took place in the West Park Teaching Hub at Loughborough University on 24 January 2019

The aim of the Conference was to promote quality research, networking and community building for PhD students and practitioners in the frontier of science and technology in intelligent robots and systems, by discussing the latest advancements in this fast growing and exciting field.

Two PhD students from the Intelligent Automation Centre presented papers at the conference, which was well attended by both PhD students and practitioners alike:

  • Danny De-Becker: 'Evaluation of U-Shaped Weld Prep Idenitifcation and Tracking'
  • Jim Dobrzanski: 'In Process Monitoring and Control of Automated TIG Welding Processes'

A further two PhD students from The Centre gave a poster presentation on their research, as did one of our Research Associates:

  • Achim Buerkle: 'Towards Symbiotic Human-Robot Collaboration: Human Movement Intention Recognition with an EEG'
  • Melanie Zimmer: 'Trajectory Creation Towards Fast Skill Deployment in Plug-and-Produce Assembly Systems: A Gaussian-Mixture Model Approach'
  • Will Eaton: 'Development of a Simulated Production Environment for Plug-And-Produce Architecture Testing'

A tour of the Intelligent Automation Centre also took place at which delegates were given demonstrations of various research topics that are currently being undertaken.


For further information, please contact our Centre Director, Dr Niels Lohse (


Viva - John Hodgson

Jan 17th 2019

John has successfully defended his viva today which was based on the characterisation and simulation of 3D vision sensors for measurement optimisation

Staff and students from the Intelligent Automation Centre would like to convey their congratulations to Dr Hodgson.


New PhD Students

Jan 8th 2019

Two new PhD students join the Intelligent Automation Centre

This month the Centre has welcomed Myles Flanagan and Flavio Pascoa, who are undertaking their PhDs studies with us. Both are being supported by The Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC), Coventry.

Myles was awarded his Masters degree in Robotics Engineering by the University of Central Lancashire in 2018. His PhD will be based on multi-agent based systems within manufacturing.

Whilst Flavio was awarded his Masters degree in Electronic Engineering and Computers by Lisbon University in 2013. His PhD research will be based on real time agile control architecture over distributed modular assembly systems.


Viva - Ali Al-Yacoub

Nov 29th 2018

Ali has successfully defended his viva today which was based on robotic learning of force-based industrial manipulation tasks

Staff and students from the Intelligent Automation Centre would like to convey their congratulations to Dr Al-Yacoub.


Call for Papers: IEEE INDIN Conference - 23-25 July 2019

Nov 16th 2018

The call for papers is now open for the 17th IEEE INDIN International Conference on Industrial Informatics

The 2019 Conference is being hosted and organised by Aalto University, Helsinki-Espoo, Finland and will take place from 23-25 July 2019.

IEEE INDIN is a flagship Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society providing a forum for presentation and discussion of the state of art and future perspectives of industrial information technologies, where industry experts, researchers, and academics share ideas and report on recent developments, deployments, technology trends and research results, as well as initiatives related to industrial informatics and their application.

Prospective authors are invited to submit high-quality manuscripts presenting original results in all areas of Industrial Informatics. Full papers in PDF format, written in English, must be electronically submitted for peer-review following IEEE two-column manuscript style. For submission guidelines and detailed information on publication, please visit the conference website here.

Papers accepted for the INDIN 2019 Technical Program will be included in the Conference Proceedings to be published by IEEE and will be available in IEEE Xplore Digital Library. 

Important Dates

  •       Deadline for Submission of Special Sessions Proposals: 15 Jan 2019
  •       Deadline for Submission of Tutorials Proposals: 15 Feb 2019
  •       Deadline for Submission of Papers: 15 Feb 2019
  •       Notification of Acceptance: 22 Apr 2019
  •       Deadline for Submission of Final Manuscripts: 5 Jun 2019


Viva - Spartak Ljasenko

Nov 9th 2018

Spartak has successfully defended his viva today which was based on self-organisation of mobile robots in large structure assembly using multi-agent systems

Staff and students from the Intelligent Automation Centre would like to convey their congratulations to Dr Ljasenko.


Smart Manufacturing Accelerator Launches New Website

Nov 8th 2018

The Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC), together with leading industrial technology providers, have developed the Smart Manufacturing Accelerator; a framework for planning, designing and implementing integrated manufacturing and supply chain solutions enhanced by digital tools.



The Smart Manufacturing Accelerator (SMA) has been designed to enable UK based businesses to catapult their expansion through the adoption of smart manufacturing techniques, I4.0 technology and the very latest remote manufacturing practices.

The SMA is a proven approach for the application of industrial digital technologies to help organisations optimise productivity, expand globally and bring products to market more rapidly. The impact the SMA could have on products and processes can be seen in the ‘Factory In A Box' demonstrator.

Robin Thatcher, Chief Programme Engineer at the MTC, said: “Many companies have problems with manufacturing integration and with their supply chains, and through the SMA, we want to help them improve their productivity and operational performance.”

The project is being delivered in partnership with the MTC and the Energy Research Accelerator (ERA) and is funded by Innovate UK.

The SMA has also engaged with a series of Technology Partners, who have provided products and/or services to support the development of ‘Factory In A Box’.

“We believe that our technology partners are ahead of the field,” said Robin. “They can see the potential here and the project not only provides them with a platform to showcase their solutions, but it also provides an opportunity for collaboration, not just with the MTC and SMA but also between the partners themselves.”

For more information, please visit the website here.

For more information about Factory In A Box, please click here.


UK-RAS Conference - 24 January 2019

Nov 7th 2018

The 2nd UK-RAS Conference for PhD Students & Early-Career Researchers on ‘Embedded Intelligence’ will take place in the West Park Teaching Hub at Loughborough University from 9am - 5.30pm on Thursday 24 January 2019



On behalf of the Organising and Advisory Committee we take great pleasure in welcoming scientists, researchers, students and experts in Robotics to Loughborough for the 2nd Robotics and Autonomous Systems Conference to foster the progress in the robotics field at what promises to be a very comprehensive and exciting meeting, specifically for PhD students & ealy-career robotics researchers of the UK-RAS Network. This year's theme covers 'Embedded Intelligence' and how it enables and supports RAS technologies.

The aim of the UKRAS19 is to promote quality research, networking and community building for PhD students and practitioners in the frontier of science and technology in intelligent robots and systems, by discussing the latest advancements in this fast growing and exciting field.

This year, the conference's focus is on Embedded Intelligence (EI) which is defined as the ability of a product, process or service to reflect on its own operational performance, usage load, or environment, to enhance the product performance and lifetime, to increase quality or to ensure customer satisfaction. This strategy, when applied to Robotics and Autonomous Systems, opens new avenues for the creation of knowledge and the acceleration of impacts across many sectors and industries.

The call for papers is now open and we are looking for submissions in four themes:

  •       AI & Robotics
  •       Service Robotics
  •       Extreme Environment Robotics
  •       Field Robotics

Submit Your Conference Paper Here

Important Dates

  •       Call for Papers1 Nov 2018
  •       Submission Deadline: 6 Jan 2019
  •       Acceptance Notification: 11 Jan 2019
  •       Camera Ready Paper Deadline: 17 Jan 2019
  •       Registration Close: 18 Jan 2019 

Further information on the Conference can be found here.

Register Here

Postgraduate Prospects Event - 5 December 2018

Nov 2nd 2018

Wolfson School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering will be holding an event from 5pm - 7pm on Wednesday 5 December 2018 for Part C & D finalists and current MSc students to promote their PhD & MSc opportunities

Whether you want to improve your career options, specialise in a particular field or are simply curious about your postgraduate options, the Postgraduate Prospects event can help you find the right path.

Join them for refreshments and nibbles on Wednesday 5 December between 5.00pm and 7.00pm in DAV.1.101

Why attend?

The event offers an opportunity to:

  • Meet with representatives acaross a wide spectrum of study areas within the School
  • Benefit from presentations and talks from the School's Taught and Research Directors fo Studies and current PGT/PGR students
  • Find out more about the application process, funding opportunities, student support and life as a postgraduate student

Who is it for?

Anyone considering postgraduate study, including:

  • Final year undergraduate students thinking about your options beyond your degree
  • First or second year undergraduate students thinking ahead to what you can do after your first degree
  • Masters students thinking about specialising in a particular research area

Whatever stage you are at with your career planning, a visit to the Postgraduate Prospects Event will help you consider your next steps.

Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Please register your interest via the link below by Wednesday 28 November 2018.

Register Here

If you have any queries about the event, please contact the Postgraduate Team at or visit them in the Postgraduate Hub - Room DAV.1.060.


Viva - Khaled El-Geneidy

Oct 25th 2018

Khaled successfully defended his viva today which was based on soft grippers for delicate and complex component manipulation

Staff and students from the Intelligent Automation Centre would like to convey their congratulations to Dr El-Geneidy.


Connected Everything Network Plus

Oct 3rd 2018

Newsletter - Autumn 2018


The Intelligent Automation Centre is involved in this project, which is being co-ordinated by the University of Nottingham.

Connected Everything’s latest newsletter announces the release of the full set of thematic area reports and gives details of plans for the year ahead.  It also includes news of a range of recent and forthcoming events and projects from within the Digital Manufacturing community.

To read the newsletter, please see here



Aug 1st 2018

Congratulations to Dr Niels Lohse

Niels has been awarded the personal title of Reader in Manufacturing 
Automation & Robotics.

Staff and students from the Intelligent Automation Centre and the School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering would like to convey their congratulations to him.


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