Prof Jonathan Corney Bio

Prof Jonathan Corney
Technical Co-Director

Jonathan Corney is a Professor of ‘Design and Manufacture’ at the University of Strathclyde.  He graduated in Mechanical Engineering in 1983 and worked as a junior robot designer for the Westinghouse Electric Corp.

He subsequently became a researcher at Edinburgh University’s Department of Artificial Intelligence, before joining Heriot-Watt University as a lecturer, where he researched topics in mechanical CAD/CAM (e.g. feature recognition, 3D content based retrieval).

He has been principal investigator on over £1.1Million of EPSRC funded research. He has published two books and over 70 papers on various aspects of CAD/CAM and advanced manufacturing. Since taking up the chair of “Design and Manufacture” at Strathclyde University in 2007 his research interests have ranged from Remanufacturing and intelligent CAD/CAM to design innovation processes.

As Head of the Design, Manufacture and Engineering Management department between 2008 and 2012 he supported the establishment of the ‘Advance Forming Research Centre’ while maintaining numerous other research interests ranging from process optimisation to search engine interface design.

During 2013 he was principle, or co-investigator, on three EPSRC awards EP/J020338 (C), EP/J000728 (P), EP/I000577(P) (including a major on-going collaborative programme jointly funded by research councils in UK and India).

His knowledge exchange activities range from serving on the board of the Weir Advanced Research Centre (WARC) to impact accelerator awards to support the commercialisation of novel prosthetic covers.

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