Dr Winifred Ijomah
Dr Winifred Ijomah is one of the UK’s leading Remanufacturing researchers, with elements of her work incorporated in British Standards Institute (BSI) – for example, BS 8887-220:2010 – Design for manufacture, assembly, disassembly and end-of-life processing (MADE) and BS 8887-2:2009- Terms and definitions.
She is member of National and International committees established to assist industry to meet international environmental legislation, for example, TDW/004/0-/05 Design for MADE BSI and WRAP’s technical Advisory Group (TAG). Including current projects, she has been actively involved in over 17 practical industry-focused remanufacturing research projects. She is initiator and Editor-in-Chief of Springer’s Journal of Remanufacturing, the first academic journal in remanufacturing. She initiated and chaired the first International Conference on Remanufacturing (ICoR), again a first in the field.
Dr Ijomah established and heads the University of Strathclyde remanufacturing research group. This is the UK’s largest remanufacturing research group. She is working with key EU and Chinese research institutions to develop strategies and techniques to enhance global remanufacturing. She initiated, developed and teaches MSc classes on remanufacture and sustainable Design and Manufacture. She undertakes knowledge transfer to industry, academia and government.
Dr Ijomah is a member of various National and International technical committees that advise research grants awarding bodies, including the UK Electronics Manufacturing Peer College (EMPC) which judges the merits of research proposals submitted to the UK’s Innovative electronics Manufacturing Research Centre.
Overseas she is one of four International experts invited by MISTRA, The Swedish Foundation for Strategic Environmental Research, to assist them by proposing in detail the orientation of new research programmes in remanufacture. She is a founding member of the IEEE Robotics and Automation Society technical committee on sustainable production and service and part of the Editorial board of the academic Journal “China Surface Engineering”.