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Peter Usher


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Senior Lecturer Engineering

My interests are mainly focused on the development of improvement methodologies within the maintenance sphere and incorporating Industry 4.0 concepts. This has been driven though a wide range of industrial experience, where I have managed projects and introduced new strategies. I also have an interest in both manufacturing systems and their innovation.

Teaching and supervision

Programme Lead for Degree Apprenticeships within Engineering:
      • Lecture on both undergraduate and postgraduate courses

Teaching subjects:
    • Manufacturing Systems
    • Advanced Maintenance Practices
    • Manufacturing Process Design
    • Manufacturing Process Innovation
    • Lean Principles
    • Engineering Enhancement
    • Industry 4.0
    • Undergraduate and postgraduate Project Supervisions

Research interests for potential research students

  • Maintenance Strategies and Methodologies
  • Application of Lean Methodologies
  • I 4.0 and Manufacturing  / Maintenance
  • Application of TPM (Total Productive Maintenance)

Research

My main research ares are developments in maintenance approaches, strategies and methodologies in combination and consideration of I. 4.0.

Last updated 19 February 2020