Eujin is the Programme Director for the BSc Product Design; and Programme Director for the BSc Product Design Engineering courses at Brunel University. He is also the Director for Postgraduate Research, ensuring the quality and standards for all PhD students within the Department. Eujin is a Chartered Engineer (CEng) and a Chartered Technological Product Designer (CTPD). As a Product Design Engineer during the early days of his career, he developed solutions for companies including Motorola, Inc., LM Ericsson, Sennheiser GmbH & Co. KG, and Rentokil Initial of which some products are still manufactured today. Eujin's research focuses on Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing). He chairs the British Standards Institute BSI/AMT/8 committee for Additive Manufacturing; and is the UK Head of Delegate for ISO/TC261 plenary sessions. He is the Convenor for the International Organisation for Standardisation ISO/TC261/WG4 that develops standards and guidelines for Additive Manufacturing Data and Design; and the Convenor for ISO/TC261/JG67 for Functionally Graded Additive Manufactured Parts. Eujin is a Full College Member of the EPSRC Peer Review College as the main agency that assesses national proposals for funding research in engineering and physical sciences. He is a member of the EPSRC Engineering Prioritisation Panel, as well as a member of the EPSRC Engineering Fellowships Panel. In 2018, he became a member of the EPSRC Early Career Forum in Manufacturing Research that involves participating in EPSRC strategic advisory activities. He has been invited by international funding agencies including the I-SITE NExT Initiative Integrative Research Clusters Investment for The Future Programme from France, and the Dutch Research Council's NWO Applied and Engineering Sciences from the Netherlands to review and provide scientific feedback for national proposals.
Eujin is the Managing Editor for the Progress in Additive Manufacturing Journal (Springer), Associate Editor for Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing (Springer) and Associate Editor for Assembly Automation Journal (Emerald). He is a Member of the Editorial Board for Rapid Prototyping Journal (Emerald) and Member of the Editorial Board for International Journal of Rapid Manufacturing (Inderscience). He has been invited to review journal papers including those for Cogent Engineering (Taylor & Francis); Journal of Manufacturing Processes (Elsevier); Manufacturing Letters Journal (Elsevier); Optics and Lasers in Engineering (Elsevier); Materials & Design (Elsevier); Nature Communications (Nature Publishing Group); International Journal of Manufacturing Technology and Management (Inderscience); Advances in Mechanical Engineering Journal (Sage Publishers); Journal of Engineering Manufacture (Sage Publishers); Journal of Mechanical Design (American Society of Mechanical Engineers, ASME); Recent Patents on Engineering (Bentham Publishers) and the International Journal of Design (Open Access). He also reviews publications for Palgrave Books (Macmillan Publishers Ltd.), Laurence King Publishing Ltd. and SpringerNature AG.
Eujin’s research interest centres on Functionally Graded Additive Manufacturing and 4D Printing. He gained hands-on experience as a Research Fellow at Loughborough University, Brunel University London and at the University of Southampton. He was a Visiting Scientist at Vaal University of Technology and also at the Central University of Technology in South Africa. His active involvement in professional memberships enable him to be a step ahead in policies and emerging technologies. He is an active member of the British Standards Institution BSI/TDW4/8 that publishes standards such as BS 8887 for Design for MADE; and BS 8888 for Technical Product Specification. He is a member of ISO/JTC1/WG12 which develops standards and best practices for 3D Scanning and 3D Printing within the scope of Information Communication Technology. More recently, Eujin was appointed to the ISO/TC 261/CAG Chairman's Advisory Group; and ISO/TC 261/AG 01 Coordination Group. His current involvement centres on the activities of ISO/TC 261/JG 57 Joint ISO/TC 261-ASTM F42 Group for Specific Design Guidelines on Powder Bed Fusion; ISO/TC 261/JG 64 Joint ISO/TC 261-ASTM F42 Group for Solid Modelling Support; ISO/TC 261/JG 73 for Joint ISO/TC 261-ASTM F42 Group for Digital Product Definition and Data Management; and ISO/TC 261/JG 74 Joint ISO/TC 261-ASTM F42 Group for Additive Manufacturing Personnel Training.
Eujin is a Member of the Institution of Engineering Designers (MIED), Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) and Fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (FRSA). He is a Member of the Design Research Society (DRS), and Co-founder of the Inclusive Design Special Interest Group. At Brunel University London, Eujin is a committee member for the Innovation Hub which spearheads new initiatives for student entrepreneurs. He has a track record of generating new knowledge and finding solutions for significant impact in the industry. He is active in Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP) and worked with BAE Systems Applied Intelligence Ltd. on several industry projects of which in 2016, he was nominated for the BAE Systems Chairman’s Award that acknowledged the efforts and achievements of the company’s partners who delivered performance and furthered the company’s values. Through Knowledge Transfer Partnerships, he has collaborated with SMEs, such as L'Earth Ltd. to conceptualise, develop and retail new bio-composite 3D Printing filament materials in which the product and packaging were recognised with an International WorldStar Award in 2014 for design excellence. He continues to advise SMEs including Quinteassential Ltd. and Watson EP Ltd. for New Product Development projects. Between 2013-2014, he collaborated and delivered projects for the Leicester Arts and Museum Service where important historical artefacts from the Anglo-Saxon and Roman period were completely digitised and faithfully reproduced using 3D Printing. He worked with the Leicester Transport Heritage Trust to undertake a 24-month project to reverse engineer a historical tramcar which was accurately scaled down and 3D Printed. In 2015, he was invited to lead a Masterclass at the Royal College of Art (RCA) for the Include2015 conference on the use of 3D Printing to support design practice.
Professional Design Career
As a Product Design Engineer, Eujin holds numerous design awards, including the Wearable Master and Field Trial Winner for the Manchester Numbers That Matter Hackathon (2014), International WorldStar Packaging Award (2014), IDSA IDEA Award (2011), Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design 24 hour Inclusive Design Challenge (2011), Motorola Motofwrd (2006), Opus Eyewear (2006), UK Lighting Competition (2006), RSA Design Directions (2005), Popular Science / Core 77 Security Design Competition (2004) and the President's Furniture award (2003). Publications in international magazines include those for Dwell, Icon, FX International Design Magazine and national newspapers; as well as being interviewed on BBC Radio Leicester and Power 98FM. Eujin was invited as a judge for the British Promotional Merchandise Association design competition in 2010. Eujin continues to be active in the design field. He has exhibited at an international level, including MagicChef at the Panasonic Centre in Tokyo, Japan (2003); and the Clamplight at the NEC Lighting Show in Birmingham, UK (2007). More recently in 2018, the Soundsphere project was exhibited at the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum which is the only museum in the USA devoted exclusively to historic and contemporary product design.