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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)


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