School of Engineering

Staff Profile

Dr Javier Munguia Valenzuela

Lecturer (Assistant Professor) Design Manufacture & Materials

Background

Dr Munguia has over a decade of experience working with Additive Manufacturing /3D Printing technologies, CAD/CAM Design, Industrial and manufacturing engineering. His research encompasses:

  • 3D CAD/CAE design,  analysis and design optimization: parametric/generative design, topology optimization
  • Medical devices design & manufacture
  • Materials characterization, fatigue/long cycle materials tests
  • Machinery / test-bench design / purpose built 3D printing systems
  • Design for Additive Manufacturing / 3D Printing
  • Design theory and methodologies (QFD, Kansei, Axiomatic Design, Robust Design)

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Publications list:ResearcherID: C-8406-2017  / ORCID: 0000-0003-0606-4390






Research

Current and recent research projects:


  • 2017 ePortos- Electrostatically Assisted Powder 3D Printing for Orthoses -Innovate UK (Co-Investigator)
  • 2017 Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) with DePuy - Additive Manufacturing of Metal hip implants
  • 2016 - Redistributed manufacturing for home-use medical devices.  Funded by: EPSRC- RiHN-   http://rihn.org.uk/feasibility-studies/redistributed-manufacturing-for-home-use-medical-devices
  • 2015 -Optimised Pads for Foot Orthoses (OPFO) Funded by SBRI- Peacocks Medical Group
  • 2014 - FootFEMan-  Finite Element Analysis to improve the functional design of orthotic devices. Funded by SBRI- Peacocks Medical Group
  • 2014 -EPSRC-MeDe Centre for Innovative Manufacture in Medical Devices Researcher on Arthroscopic material deposition via 3D printing.  http://mede-innovation.ac.uk/
  • 2013- DIGINOVA- Innovation for Digital Fabrication. FP7-NMP-2011-CSA-5 http://www.rm-platform.com/index.php/111-uncategorised/126-diginova 
  • 2010- A-FOOTPRINT  ANKLE AND FOOT ORTHOTIC PERSONALISATION VIA RAPID MANUFACTURING.  http://www.afootprint.eu/

Publications