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Professor Kai Cheng

Professor Kai Cheng
Professor/Theme Leader for Micro-Nano Manufacturing/Head of AMEE

Research area(s)

  1. Precision and micro manufacturing
  2. Design of high precision machine tools
  3. Sustainable manufacturing and systems
  4. E-manufacturing

Research project(s) and grant(s)

  1. Self-learning control of tool temperature in cutting processes (ConTemp), EU 7th Framework NMP 2nd call, Grant holder, in collaboration with 10 partners from 5 EU members of states, Contract no. FP7-NMP-2008-SMALL-2-228585, 1st November 2009 - 31st October 2012.
  2. Smart and effective engineering manufacturing (SEEM), Technology Strategy Board, High Value Manufacturing Program, in collaboration with 4 industrial partners, Contract no. BD266E, 1st November 2009 – 31st October 2012.
  3. Development of specific NDT techniques for inspection of composite structures applied in transportation EngD (Engineering Doctoral) project with Kingston Computer Consultancy Limited, 1st December 2009 – 30th November 2013.
  4. Development of knowledge-based system/methodology for design and manufacturing of precision tooling and their implementation, EngD (Engineering Doctoral) project with Rainford Precision Machines Limited, 1st December 2009 – 30th November 2013.
  5. Modelling and simulation of carbon footprint in sustainable manufacturing at General Motors (GM), jointed industrial project with IfM at Cambridge University for General Motors Co., 1st January 2010 – 31st December 2012.
  6. Integrated design and analysis services, industrial project funded by ESAB plc, 1st January 2010 – 31st December 2012.