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Current Research Projects at PRISM Center and Affiliates

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PGRN (PRISM Global Research Network, est. 2001)

Manufacturing Systems Integration (MSI) Research Institute


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Research into model integration in support of the virtual engineering of organisations, with particular emphasis on manufacturing systems design and change

People; director(s); senior researchers


Head of Institute: Prof. Richard Weston
Senior Researcher: Dr. Robert Harrison, Dr. Andrew West, Dr. Aysin Rahimifard, Dr. Joseph Ajaefob

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EPSRC projects


Unified Modelling of Complex Systems - to facilitate ongoing organisation design and change (Mar 2006 - Aug 2008)
Study of the interplay between role dynamics and organisational performance (Mar 2004 - Nov 2006)
A multimedia environment for the global engineering of manufacturing machines (GEMM, Jul 2000 - Dec 2002)

UK Centre of Excellence for Customised Assembly (CECA)


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Exploitation and development of state of the art Virtual Engineering methods and tools to life-cycle engineer customised assembly systems used by both multi-national clients and SMEs including: Ford, British Aerospace, Rolls Royce, Airbus, Boeing, Goodrich, Shenling Group, Artform & ACM

People; director(s); senior researchers


Academic Director: Prof. Richard Weston
Senior Researcher: Prof. Keith Case, Dr. Robert Harrison

List of recent & current key projects


HEFI 3 UK Government funds of value circa £5M over 2009 to 2009 has funded CECA exploitation of Virtual Engineering research at Loughborough, Sheffield and Nottingham Universities.

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