• 42 Citations
  • 3 h-Index
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Dr. James Griffin Experienced Senior Lecturer/Principal Engineer with over 20 years experience in designing, implementing and advancing automated control and monitoring of manufacturing systems. Posts ranging from Rolls Royce Research Fellowship to senior engineering within MBDA and QinetiQ affords James very well in advancing intelligent monitoring and control of manufacturing systems. James restarted his academic career with an international post at the University of Chile, mechanical engineering department. Here James made considerable impact where research calls now look into intelligent manufacture (He is now part of CORFO/Conicyt Reviewing Panel as well as Visiting Professor to several universities). James is a reviewer for 8 international journals and is an Airbus UK Studentship winner at an International conference in manufacturing (ICMR 2006). In James's short time publishing publically he has: 18 International Journal with 12 conference publications.

Vision Statement

I feel that during my time in industry there was a lack of progression in robust monitoring and automated control systems. During such times I was working on simulation and modelling of complex flying systems within the UK defence. Such technical challenges and experiences afforded me well when returning back to academic research now concentrated towards NDT methods applied to automated manufacture. I feel if we can prototype and test beyond reasonable doubt such methods will change the landscape of manufacturing where machines become more interactive, robust and progression will become more common place.

External positions

Visiting Professor University of Warwick

1 Oct 2017 → …

Visiting Professor Deakin University

1 Mar 2017 → …

Visiting Professor, UFRO Temuco Chile

3 May 2015 → …

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Fuzzy systems Engineering & Materials Science
Fruits Engineering & Materials Science

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Research Output 2015 2018

  • 42 Citations
  • 3 h-Index
  • 7 Article
2 Citations (Scopus)
8 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
Fuzzy systems
Learning systems
Residual stresses
Neural networks
4 Citations (Scopus)
23 Downloads (Pure)

Control of deviations and prediction of surface roughness from micro machining of THz waveguides using acoustic emission signals

Griffin, J. M., Diaz, F., Geerling, E., Clasing, M., Ponce, V., Taylor, C., Turner, S., Michael, E. A., Mena, F. P. & Bronfman, L., 15 Feb 2017, In : Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing. 85, p. 1020-1034 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Acoustic emissions
Surface roughness
Cutoff frequency
26 Citations (Scopus)
72 Downloads (Pure)

Efficient truss optimization using the contrast-based fruit fly optimization algorithm

Kanarachos, S., Griffin, J. & Fitzpatrick, M. E., Apr 2017, In : Computers & Structures. 182, April, p. 137-148 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Optimization Algorithm
Optimization Problem
3 Citations (Scopus)
10 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
Wear of materials
Neural networks

Multiple classification of the force and acceleration signals extracted during multiple machine processes: part 2 intelligent control simulation perspective

Griffin, J., Doberti, A. J., Hernández, V., Miranda, N. A. & Vélez, M. A., Oct 2017, In : The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology. 92, 9-12, p. 3207-3217 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Intelligent control
Machining centers
Real time control
Surface properties

Activities 2009 2017

  • 7 Editorial activity
  • 3 Participation in conference
  • 3 Hosting an academic visitor

Russell Varley

James Griffin (Host)
25 Mar 2017

Activity: Hosting a visitorHosting an academic visitor

Ernest Michael

James Griffin (Host)
1 Jul 20164 Jul 2016

Activity: Hosting a visitorHosting an academic visitor

International Journal of Precision Engineering and Manufacturing (Journal)

James Griffin (Peer Reviewer)
1 Jan 201531 Dec 2015

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial activity

Sensors and Actuators A: Physical (Journal)

James Griffin (Peer Reviewer)
1 Jan 201531 Dec 2017

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial activity

Martin Adams

James Griffin (Host)
15 Jun 201518 Jun 2015

Activity: Hosting a visitorHosting an academic visitor


Airbus UK Studentship

James Griffin (Recipient), 7 Jun 2006

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)