Our vision is for the Centre for Digital Engineering and Manufacturing (CDEM) to become a world-leader in Digital Engineering for postgraduate education and research.
Our mission is to be the postgraduate university of choice for students, staff, business, government and academic partners for learning and research in through-life digital engineering capability in multiscale modelling, life cycle simulations including molecular dynamics to factory/process system simulations, digitalisation of through-life manufacturing, digital twins, artificial intelligence and virtual and augmented reality.

Current key projects

  • BABCOCK Membership
    • Digital asset management
  • DO-TES ATI: Rolls-Royce, BAE Systems, Bombardier
    • Degradation mapping
    • Super simple cost modelling
  • Secure Ultrasound EPSRC GCRF
    • Augmented reality assisted ultrasound scanning
    • Image processing
    • Autonomous digital twins
  • IUK Project: Crygatt, Thermo-Fisher
    • Dynamic/real time factory simulation for optimum throughput
  • KTPs: Siemens, Curtiss-Wright
    • Optimised product-service systems business models
    • Augmented reality enabled visualisation in helicopters

Existing facilities

  • AR/VR
  • Digital twin
  • Factory simulation

Future facilities

  • AI
  • IoT
  • Industry 4.0 Digital Factory of the Future
  • Digitally enabled asset management
  • Cyber physical systems