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Dr Chris Connor

Senior Lecturer

Department: Mechanical and Construction Engineering

As an experienced mechanical engineer with industrial experience, I am particularly interested in applied research and the impact it can have upon industry practice. Topics of research interest and activity include additive manufacture, the engineering design process, and manufacturing/engineering management aspects such as six sigma.

Chris Connor

Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

Research interests include additive manufacture, engineering design, and manufacturing management including 6 sigma.

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • An Investigation into UK Government Policy and Legislation to Renewable Energy and Greenhouse Gas Reduction Commitments, Raybould, B., Cheung, W., Connor, C., Butcher, R. 1 Mar 2020, In: Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy
  • Spatially Engraving Morphological Structure on Polymeric Surface by Ion Beam Milling, Sun, A., Wang, D., Zhou, H., Li, Y., Connor, C., Kong, J., Sun, J., Xu, B. 23 Jul 2019, In: Polymers
  • A Quantitative Study of the Barriers to Lean Manufacturing Implementation in Libya, Abduelmula, M., Birkett, M., Connor, C. 2017, Advances in Manufacturing Technology XXXI, IOS Press
  • Optimisation of Additive Manufactured Sand Printed Mould Material for Aluminium Castings, Hackney, P., Wooldridge, R., Connor, C. 18 Sep 2017, In: Procedia Manufacturing
  • A proposed research methodology to investigate the lack of lean manufacturing implementation in Libyan manufacturing companies, Abduelmula, M., Birkett, M., Connor, C. 3 Jul 2016, EURO 2016 - 28th European Conference on Operational Research
  • Investigating the need of Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) Framework Development for Deployment within the Iraqi Power Generation Industry, Aljanabi, D., Birkett, M., Connor, C. 1 Aug 2016, In: Journal of Maintenance Engineering
  • Product Design Education: Different Perspectives, Connor, C., Beckwith, M. 2014, 16th International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education
  • Contact area, pressure distribution and mechanical stability in external arthrodesis of the ankle joint, Connor, C., Hodgson, S., Nabhani, F. 2009, Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Flexible Automation and Intelligent Manufacturing, Tesside University, Gemini International Limited
  • Distributed collaboration in design education: practising designer and client roles, Lauche, K., Bohemia, E., Connor, C., Badke-Schaub, P. 2008, In: Journal of Design Research
  • Distributed design studio: evaluation of three way collaboration, Lauche, K., Bohemia, E., Badke-Schaub, P., Wilson, C., Langeveld, L., Connor, C., Titley, W. 2007, Shaping the Future: the 9th International Conference on Engineering and Product Design Education (EPDE)

Qualifications

  • Mechanical Engineering PhD March 20 2009
  • Manufacturing Systems MSc September 01 1995
  • Fellow (FHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2005


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