Team - Ryan Diver
AMRC, University of Sheffield
Head of Technology, Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC), University of Sheffield
Ryan Diver is the Head of Technology for the Integrated Manufacturing Group based at the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre. Within the Factory 2050 facility, he is responsible for the research strategy and project delivery for 60 multidisciplinary research engineers.
His research teams focus on:
Robotics and automation
Control systems and integration technologies
Augmented and virtual reality
AI and manufacturing informatics
In-process metrology and inspection
Ryan graduated from the University of York with a BEng in computer science and worked in embedded electronic design before joining the AMRC. Over the past five years, he has delivered the Spirit AeroSystems Aerostructures Factory of the Future programme (£2.3 million, Innovate UK) and Airbus UK Factory of the Aircraft Futures programme (£1.8 million, Innovate UK) both from a project management and research delivery perspective.
These programmes were both focused on the manufacture of high value, low volume components and assemblies utilising robotics, smart factories and digital manufacturing technologies.