Hadley Brooks

Hadley Brooks


School of Engineering

Computer and Technology Building, CM124

+44 (0) 1772 89 3326

Subject Areas: Engineering

Hadley Brooks has been a mechanical engineering lecturer at the University of Central Lancashire since January 2012. He specialises in novel manufacturing technologies and product innovation. He previously worked at the Lancaster Product Development Unit at Lancaster University providing engineering design and prototyping expertise. Hadley is research active within the area of digital engineering and is a member of the Advanced Digital Manufacturing Technology Research Centre.

Full Profile

Hadley Brooks graduated with his PhD in mechanical engineering from the University of Canterbury in 2009. For the remainder of the year he worked in the University of Canterbury’s product innovation centre. In 2010 Hadley carried out postdoctoral research in the field of electrospinning at Plant and Food Research in New Zealand before returning to the University of Canterbury to teach. In 2011 Hadley moved to the Lancaster Product Development Unit at Lancaster University where he provided engineering assistance to SME’s in the Northwest region.

In 2012, Hadley joined the University of Central Lancashire as a lecturer in engineering, where he contributes to the teaching of the engineering courses. Hadley is also actively involved in knowledge transfer to industry and the wider community.

Hadley’s research interests include novel manufacturing technologies including: additive manufacturing, robotic machining & sculpting and electrospinning.


PhD Mechanical Engineering, University of Canterbury, 2009
BE(Hons) Mechanical Engineering, University of Canterbury, 2006

Project Supervisor


Module leader for

MP2570 – Engineering Design and Manufacture
MP3705 – Introduction to Manufacturing and Sustainable Manufacturing
MP3610 – Automated Production B
MP4701 – Design and Operation of Sustainable Systems

Module tutor for:

MP1515 – Drawing and CAD
MP1784 – Mechanics



Aitchison, David R., Brooks, Hadley L., Bain, Joseph B. and Pons, Dirk (2011) Rapid manufacturing facilitation through optimal machining prediction of polystyrene foam. Virtual and Physical Prototyping, 6 (1). pp. 41-46. ISSN 1745-2759

Brooks, Hadley Laurence (2011) Variable fused deposition modelling - concept design and tool path generation. In: 12th Rapid Design, Prototyping & Manufacturing Conference. Unspecified, pp. 113-122. ISBN 978-0-9566643-1-0

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