Dr Laura Justham completed her first degree in Physics in June 2003 and moved into a PhD in Manufacturing Engineering and more specifically in Integrated Manufacturing Systems, which she graduated from in 2007. She undertook a number of PDRA positions in manufacturing systems research; electronics manufacturing and embedded technologies, before the commencement of her lectureship at Loughborough University in 2012. Since then she has focused her research in the EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Intelligent Automation (IA-CIM) and grown her knowledge and expertise in adaptive and automated solutions for high value manufacturing (HVM). The emphasis of her work, and the ethos of the Centre, is the automation of tasks and procedures which are difficult to automate. She leads three Centre themes; welding, mobile robotics and electroadhesion.
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