Ian Maskery 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.

Teaching at Nottingham

  • Advanced Topics in Additive Manufacturing - module convener.
  • Advanced Characterisation and Metrology - module convener.
  • Fundamentals of Additive Manufacturing - contributor.
  • Programming, Professional & Laboratory Skills - Matlab teacher.
  • Engineering Design and Design Project - design tutor.
  • Additive Manufacturing & 3D-Printing - contributor.
  • Advanced Technology Review - contributor.


  • Fellowship of the Higher Education Authority - Advance HE, 2021.
  • PhD Physics - University of Warwick, 2013.
    Thesis (Spin densities in 4f and 3d magnetic systems) available here or upon request.
  • MPhys Physics (first class Hons.) - University of York, 2009.



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.

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