About DigitME2 : Team

OUR TEAM OF EXPERTS ARE HERE TO HELP YOU

DigitME2 has a dedicated team working full time on the project. Two engineer’s and three graduate engineers provide experience and expertise in robotics, embedded software, vision systems, data analytics and additive manufacturing.

The team are supported by academic and research staff at UCLan’s Engineering Innovation Centre.

On enquiry, our Client Technology Manager will book in a visit, this can either be at our facility in Burnley, or if you wish at your manufacturing premises. The initial assessment will cover eligibility for the project and will give you an opportunity to explain your manufacturing process.

Dr Geoff Hall Project manager With extensive industrial and academic experience, Geoff oversees the Advanced Manufacturing Technology Centre at UCLan Burnley Campus and is Project Manager for DigitME2. His role also covers the transfer of knowledge between UCLan academic staff and the DigitME2 team and is also involved in helping to define strategic direction of UClan’s digital manufacturing based research. Geoff supervises the DigitME2 Engineers ensuring their skills and knowledge are continually updated in line with new technologies and industrial practices. As part of the small team which saw the original DigitME project through its conception and development, Geoff played a key role in securing further funding for DigitME2 which has taken knowledge and experience from the original project and increased the level of technology for assists. Mike Mead Client Technology Manager Mike has over ten years’ experience working on funded projects similar to DigitME2 and along with Geoff, was part of the team to see the original DigitME project start and succeed, leading on to DigitME2. Mike is responsible for the recruitment of SME’s to DigitME2 and developing relationships with businesses to build lasting links with the University in terms of future research and knowledge transfer. Mike works particularly closely with SME’s in early stages of an assist to assess technology levels, providing an assessment which forms the basis of the feasibility study shaping the support given to an SME. Joanne Smith Project Admin Joanne joined the original DigitME project in the early stages and continues to take care of all administration, ensuring all procedures and processes are compliant with the funders’ regulations. With over 20 years’ experience in similar roles in mainly manufacturing based companies, Joanne provides support to the DigitME2 team and is a further point of contact to SME’s involved with DigitME2.
  • Team Members
  • Dr XiaoYin Guan - Robotics & Data Analytics
  • Richard Kenyon - Robotics/Embedded Software
  • James Pallister - Mechanical Engineering & Additive Manufacturing
  • Patrick Balcombe - Embedded Software & Electronics
  • Sam Bannister - Software development & Robotics

DigitME2 funded support could be your first step in a long term collaboration with UCLan

Contact us to see how we can help improve your manufacturing business.

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