Duc T. Pham

Cardiff University, United Kingdom


Duc Truong Pham is a Professor of computer-controlled manufacture and the Director of the Manufacturing Engineering Centre at Cardiff University. He obtained his B.E. degree (mechanical) with first-class honors and Ph.D. and D.Eng. degrees from the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand. Between 1979 and 1988, he was a Lecturer in control engineering at the University of Birmingham. His work at Birmingham was focused on robotics and automation. At Cardiff, his research encompasses the areas of intelligent systems and advanced manufacturing engineering. His Intelligent Systems Laboratory and Manufacturing Engineering Centre have over 90 researchers and support personnel conducting externally funded projects on intelligent systems and advanced manufacturing technology. These cover knowledge-based systems for manufacturing design and quality control, robot vision and automated visual inspection systems, neural networks for nonlinear systems identification and control, rapid prototyping and tooling, microfabrication, virtual reality, and multimedia intelligent product manuals. The amount of external research grants and contracts he has won for his laboratory and center has exceeded £40M. He has produced over fifty Ph.D. graduates, written more than 400 technical papers, coauthored five books, and edited eight other books in his research areas. His D.Eng. degree was obtained for published work in the field of systems engineering in the period 1979–1993. He is the recipient of several prizes including the Sir Joseph Whitworth Prize awarded by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers in 1996 and 2000 and the Institution's Thomas Stephens Group Prize in 2001 and 2003 and Donald Julius Groen Prize in 2004. He is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, the Institution of Engineering and Technology, and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. He was made an OBE in the 2003 New Year's Honors List for his services to engineering.

Biography Updated on 8 February 2011

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