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Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing.
Penrhyn Road
Kingston upon Thames
Surrey KT1 2EE

Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 9000

Dr Redha Benhadj-Djilali

School/Department: Mechanical and Automotive Engineering
Position: Principal Lecturer


I am a Chartered Engineer, Member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and Member of the British Computer Society. I specialised in CAD/CAM/CAE, engineering design and manufacturing automation and have been at Kingston University since 1994. I worked in the manufacturing industry before starting my academic career at Kingston University where I also held a research fellowship and then a lecturer position. My research project was based on the development of a pneumatic array of air jet proximity to tactile sensing device for manufacturing parts identification, slip detection and force monitoring. I also held a research fellowship for more than two years, during that time I was involved in promoting research in manufacturing automation and assembly. I also carried out further research in the application of the tactile sensing device to monitor slip and gripping force to assist robot part handling and assembly. I am on the editorial Boards of three international Journal, Sensor Review, Industrial Robots and Assembly Automation and review other international journals/conferences.

Educational and Professional Qualifications

  • 2003 - present Consultant Information Technology Professional CITP
  • 1996 - present Chartered Engineer CEng
  • 1987 - 1992 PhD, Kingston University
  • 1983 - 1987 BSc in Mechanical Enginering (PCL)

Research Interests

Design & Manufacture
Adcance CAD/CAM
Robot Tactile Sensing
AI Application in Manufacturing

Teaching Area

Engineering Design & Manufacture CAD/CAM/CAE/PDM/PLM Design of Experiments (DOE) Statistical Procsess Control(SPC) Artificial Intelligence Application in Manufacturing Robots Sensing Applications

Other Professional Activity

Member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers MIMechE (from 1992 - to date)
Member of British Computer Society MBCS (from 1994 - to date)
Consultant Information Technology Professional CITP (from 2003 - to date)
Chartered Engineer CEng (from 1996 - to date)

Editorial Board: Industrial
Editorial Board: Sensor Review, International Journal of Sensing for Industry (2000 - 2010)
Robot, International journal of industrial and service robotics (2002 - 2011)
Industrial Robot, International Journal of Industrial and Service Robotics, (2002 - 2011)

Journal Reviewing
Robotica, International Journal of Robot Applications (from 1997 to date)
IMechE, Journal of Engineering Manufacture (from 1999 - to date)
Sensor Review, International Journal of Sensing for Industry (from 2000 to date)
Assembly Automation, International Journal of Assembly Technology and Management (from 2002 - to date)


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