Professor Paul Shore
McKeown Professor of Ultra Precision Technologies
Location: Building 90, Cranfield campus
T: +44 (0)1234 750111 x2943
Manufacturing and Materials
- large scale ultra precision surfaces technologies
- ultra precision machine design and development
- diamond machining
- atom plasma and laser processing
- advanced optical fabrication.
Industry and EC clients include:
- Element 6
- Gooch & Housego
Professor Paul Shore is Head of the Cranfield University Precision Engineering Institute. He is Director and Principal Investigator of the EPSRC Ultra Precision and Structured Surfaces Integrated Knowledge Centre and the EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacture in Ultra Precision.
He is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering and the President of the European Society of Precision Engineering and Nanotechnology (euspen).
He trained in the machine tool industry, later he studied Production Engineering at Liverpool Polytechnic before undertaking a MSc and PhD at Cranfield in Precision Engineering. He worked at the Cranfield Unit for Precision Engineering, where he co-ordinated the UK’s 1st DTI funded project under the National Initiative in Nanotechnology entitled “Ultra precision machining research”. Thereafter he joined the International SKF Group where he held a number of technical positions prior to becoming responsible for the Groups Precision Production Engineering research. He worked throughout the world for SKF developing and implementing, strategic manufacturing technologies. Whilst working for SKF he and his family lived in the Netherlands and Sweden.
Paul returned to Cranfield in 2002 to re-establish Cranfield’s Precision Engineering activity to its present pre-eminent status as a leading Precision Engineering research centre.
His current research focuses on applications including; next generation lithography systems, space and ground based telescopes, fusion and solar power research facilities and next generation displays and electronics.
Major research projects and contracts are funded by: EPSRC, RCUK, NASA, ESA, ESO, UK ATC, NPL and the EU FP7.
P. Shore, P. Morantz, Ultra Precision – ”enabling our future”, Ultra Precision Engineering discussion meeting held March 2011, London, Transcripts of the Royal Society, (in press)
M. Castelli, R. Jourdain, P. Morantz, P. Shore Rapid Optical Surface Figuring Using Reactive Atom Plasma, Journal of Precision Engineering, (in press)
X. Tonnellier, K. Howard, P. Morantz, P. Shore, Surface integrity of precision ground fused silica for high power laser applications, Proc. Conference of Surface Integrity, Bremen, 2011, (in press)
J. Allsop, A. Mateboer, P. Shore, Optimising efficiency in diamond turned Fresnel mould masters, SPIE, Volume 8065, 2011, 806509-11
P. Shore, et al, Precision engineering of astronomy and gravity research (Keynote paper) Journal of Manufacturing Technology, CIRP Annals, 59/2/2010, 694-716
E. Brinksmeier, Y Mutlugunes, F. Klocke, J. C. Aurich, P. Shore, H. Ohmori, Ultra Precision Grinding (Keynote paper) Journal of Manufacturing Technology, CIRP Annals, 59/2/2010, 652-671
X. Tonnellier, P. Morantz, P. Shore, P. Comley, Precision grinding for rapid fabrication of segments for extremely large telescope, SPIE Astro. Telescope, San Diego, June 2010,
R. Jourdain, M. Castelli, G. McMeeking, P. Shore, D. Proscia, P. Subrahmanyan, Process characterization and key tasks for cost-effective 3D figuring of specular surfaces using Reactive Atom Plasma, Proc. euspen, Delft, June 2010, 185-189
D. Allen, P. Shore, W. O’Brien, S. Marson, W. O’Neil, Ion Beam, Focused Ion Beam, and Plasma Discharge Machining (Keynote paper) Journal of Manufacturing Technology, CIRP Annals, 58/2/2009, 647-670
C. Sansom, P. Shore, Case study: meeting the demand for skilled precision engineers, Education + Training, 2008, Volume: 50, Issue: 6, 516-529
K. Cheng, P. Shore, (Guest editors), Design of ultra precision and micro machine tools and their key enabling technologies, Int. J of Machine Tools and Manufacture, Volume 50, Issue 4, 2010, ISSN 0890-6955
P. Shore, Ultra Precision Surfaces (Invited paper), Proc. ASPE, Portland, USA, Oct. 2008, 75-79
X. Tonnellier, P. Shore, P, Morantz, Sub-surface damage evaluation in grinding of large optics, Proc. ASPE, Portland, USA, Oct. 2008, 84-86
P. Shore, Fabrication and uses of Ultra Precision Surfaces, Ingenia, Royal Academy of Engineering, Issue 35, June 2008, 33-38
I. Durazo-Cardenas, P. Shore, X. Luo, T. Jacklin, S.A. Impey, A. Cox, 3D characterisation of tool wear whilst diamond turning silicon, Wear, Volume 262, Issues 3-4, 4 February 2007, 340-349
P. Shore, P. Morantz, D. Lee, Manufacturing and Measurement of the MIRI Spectrometer Optics for the James Webb Space Telescope, Journal of Manufacturing Technology, CIRP, Vol. 55/1, 2006 543-546