Professor Roy Rajkumar, Director of Manufacturing, Cranfield University.

Professor Rajkumar Roy

Head, Manufacturing and Materials Department Director, EPSRC Centre in Through-life Engineering Services Director, Operations Excellence Institute Cranfield University

Professor Roy is passionate about UK Manufacturing! He has over 20 years research experience within the manufacturing sector. He currently collaborates with the aerospace, defence, railway sectors and has major research interest in Through-life Engineering Services, Design for Service, NDE Techniques for Maintenance, Product-Service Systems, Whole Life Cost Estimation and Applied Soft Computing. He has over 150 publications in journals and conferences. He is a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of the International Academy for Production Engineers (CIRP), IED, Association of Cost Engineers (ACostE). Currently Professor Roy is serving on the IET Manufacturing Policy Panel and the National Technical Committee on Advanced Design and Manufacturing. He has also started an annual National Manufacturing Debate and an annual National Apprenticeship Competition.