Dr Elliot Woolley from Loughborough University was invited to deliver a seminar

Dr Elliot Woolley from Loughborough University was invited to deliver a seminar entitledComplex decision making for sustainable resource consumption in Manufacturing Engineering to the department students on May 23rd 2018, within the teaching activities of the master course Artificial Intelligence in Industry 4.0.

Seminar Abstract

The way that we consume resources as a global population is not sustainable and is creating irreversible environmental damage. Energy use generates greenhouse gasses, material use leads to loss of habits and water consumption and pollution is threatening the very foundation of food chains. More than ever before, manufacturers need to consider environmental implications in their decision making, but this is not easy to do when we have well established   systems   for optimising   cost, time and quality, whilst casually ignoring these longer term threats. This seminar will introduce the problems and challenges associated with global resource use before investigating opportunities to better incorporate environmental considerations into manufacturing decision making. Such decision making may or may not need to be underpinned by artificial intelligence.

Elliot Woolley is a Senior Lecturer in Sustainable Manufacturing within the Wolfson School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering at Loughborough University. He obtained an MPhys in Applied Physics in 2003 from the Nottingham Trent University and his PhD in 2007 from the University of Nottingham in the field of atomic physics and nuclear magnetic resonance. He has industrial experience working for an international research and technology organisation where he developed R&D projects for a wide range of innovative small and medium sized manufacturing enterprises.Elliot joined Loughborough University in 2010 as a post-doctoral researcher and   was appointed as a Lecturer in April 2012. He is the University Theme Lead for Resource Efficient Manufacturing. His recent work has focussed on reducing industrial energy consumption through the use of thinfilm laser annealing, and through the development of applications for ultraviolet fluorescence sensors.

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