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Sustained Prosperity through Proactive Monitoring, Diagnosis, Prognosis and Management

Prof Rajkumar Roy, Cranfield University, UK

Prof Rajkumar RoyProfessor Rajkumar Roy is leading the Manufacturing and Materials Department and Director of the EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Through-life Engineering Services. The EPSRC Centre will provide world-class capability in the UK to enable industry to deliver high value products with outstanding availability, predictability and reliability with the lowest life cycle cost.

Prior to this, he founded and led the Decision Engineering Centre for over 10 years. Professor Roy has published 58 journal papers and over 120 conference papers. He has successfully supervised 19 PhD thesis and is currently supervising a further 9 PhD researchers jointly with other colleagues. He is the Principal Investigator of four Product-Service System (PSS) and cost engineering (IMRC, EPSRC, Industry and MoD funded) in the areas of concept design, whole life cost modelling, design for service and obsolescence management.

Professor Roy is the Editor in Chief of the Applied Soft Computing Journal (real life application of fuzzy logic, neural networks and genetic algorithms) from Elsevier. He is one of the Editors of the Journal of Engineering Design from Taylor Francis and Concurrent Engineering Research and Applications (CERA) from Sage Publishers. He is a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of the International Academy for Production Engineers (CIRP), IED, Association of Cost Engineers (ACostE) and is a member of IEEE and Institution of Engineers (India). He is also invited to be a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts for his contribution to design. He was a co-organiser of an IPS2 Spring School at Bochum (Germany) in February 2008. Professor Roy has organised CIRP Design and IPS2 Conferences at Cranfield University in 2009. Professor Roy is also on the steering committee of the Cranfield IMRC and is contributing to the direction and management of the Centre.

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 at Cranfield and was a judge for the European Strategic Manufacturing Award for 2010.

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18th – 20th June 2012

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31st May 2012

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This event is part of the University's Diamond Jubilee celebrations