is an Assistant Professor at the University of Nottingham working in the field of Additive Manufacturing.
In 2013, he obtained a PhD in condensed matter physics from the University of Warwick. Since then, Ian has worked at the Centre for Additive Manufacturing (CfAM), principally undertaking research in the areas of metal AM and design-for-AM (DfAM).
In recent years, Ian's focus has been on the design, manufacture and physical properties of cellular or 'lattice' structures. This has led to several publications in this area, as well as the development of an in-house lattice design software package called FLatt Pack.
In 2018, Ian won a three-year fellowship at Nottingham under the NRF funding scheme. He began working on his fellowship research programme in October 2018, investigating novel and advanced applications for AM lattice structures.
In 2021, Ian became an Assistant Professor at Nottingham, continuing his research in AM and taking on teaching in the Faculty of Engineering.
Outside of work, Ian enjoys squash (the racket-based game, but also the fruit-based drink), chess, literature (chiefly, but not solely, science fiction) and Radio 6 Music.