Research Group: Manufacturing and Materials Engineering

Research Group: Manufacturing and Materials Engineering

About the group

Meet the team

 Prof. Jonathan Lawrence

Prof. Jonathan Lawrence (Group leader)

Lasers in engineering

 Dr. Pratik Shukla Thumbnail

Dr. Pratik Shukla

Shot peening, surface treatment and lasers

 Dr. David Waugh

Dr. David Waugh

Statics, dynamics and lasers


Dr. Bo Chen

High temperature structural materials and additive manufacturing


Dr. Bama Perumal

Manufacturing, joining and welding


Dr. Naveed Iqbal

Manufacturing, joining and welding


Dr. Abdul Syed

Structural integrity, residual stress measurement and fatigue and fracture mechanics


  • H1PERBAT – High Performance Battery Pilot Facility.
  • Optipress - Stepped Change in Precision and Strength Optimisation Capability for Steel Fabrications.
  • Lasercure - Application of Laser Incision to the Wood and Timber Treatment Industry.
  • LTES - Low Thickness Exhaust Systems.
  • Cyclic Deformation and Damage Mechanisms in Additive Manufactured Ti-6Al-4V with Graded Microstructures.
  • 3D Laser Tracking and Welding Application in Industry 4.0 Platform.
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