Hadley Brooks

Hadley Brooks

Senior Lecturer

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. Hadley is research active within the area of additive manufacturing and the development of smart machines. He is currently a member of the Advanced Digital Manufacturing Technology Research Centre and the Jost Institute for Tribotechnology. He previously worked at the Lancaster Product Development Unit at Lancaster University providing engineering design and prototyping expertise.

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Hadley Brooks graduated with his PhD in mechanical engineering from the University of Canterbury in 2009. In 2010 Hadley carried out postdoctoral research at Plant and Food Research in New Zealand developing smart wound dressings in collaboration with NZ Extracts Ltd. In 2011 Hadley moved to the Lancaster Product Development Unit at Lancaster University where he provided engineering design, prototyping and manufacturing assistance to SME’s in the Northwest region.

In 2012, Hadley joined the University of Central Lancashire as a lecturer in engineering, where he teaches on the undergraduate and postgraduate Mechanical Engineering courses. Hadley is also actively involved in knowledge transfer to industry and the wider community. Hadley’s research interests are many and varied including: additive manufacturing, robotic manufacturing, soft robotics, electrospinning, composites and intelligent (tribotronic) machines.


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

Final Year Project Supervisor

  • MP3995
  • MP3997
  • MP3999
  • MP4999

Module leader for

  • MP2570 – Engineering Design and Manufacture
  • MP3610 – Automated Production
  • MP3701 – Mechanical Systems Reliability
  • MP3705 – Introduction to Manufacturing and Sustainable Manufacturing

Module tutor for:

  • ER1020 – Engineering Design


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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