Dr. Hadley Brooks

Senior Lecturer

School of Engineering

C&T Building, CM124

+44 (0) 1772 89 3326


Subject Areas: Engineering

Hadley Brooks is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Engineering. His research interests are in advanced manufacturing technologies such as additive manufacturing, robotics and electrospinning. He teaches subjects related to manufacturing and automation and is course leader for our Additive Manufacturing MSc and undergraduate Manufacturing Engineering courses.

Full Profile

Hadley Brooks received a Mechanical Engineering BEng(Hons) degree in 2006, and a Ph.D in Mechanical Engineering in 2009, both from the University of Canterbury in New Zealand. His PhD research focussed on developing a robotic foam sculpting system for the production of large prototypes. He was awarded the Todd Foundation award for Excellence and was placed on the Dean’s list for excellence for his PhD research.

In 2010 Hadley worked as a post-doctoral researcher for New Zealand Extracts Ltd while hosted at Plant and Food Research in New Zealand. The aim of this work was to engineer electrospun fibres for smart wound dressing applications. Hadley then took a design engineering role at Lancaster University where he provided engineering design and manufacturing advice to local SMEs.

Hadley is currently a Senior Lecturer at UCLan and is heavily involved in additive manufacturing/3D printing research. He has written numerous papers in the field, is course leader for the MSc Additive Manufacturing course and runs the Additive Manufacturing Lab in the Engineering Innovation Centre.



Brooks, Hadley Laurence  , Wright, Chris, Harris, Stephen Anthony and Fsadni, Andrew (2018) Fire resistance of additively manufactured water filled polymer part. Additive Manufacturing, 22 . pp. 138-145. ISSN 2214-7810

Brooks, Hadley Laurence (2016) Design of conformal cooling layers with self-supporting lattices for additively manufactured tooling. Additive Manufacturing,11. pp. 16-22. ISSN 2214-7810

Brooks, Hadley Laurence and Molony, Samuel (2016) Design and evaluation of additively manufactured parts with three dimensional continuous fibre reinforcement. Materials and Design, 90 . pp. 276-283. ISSN 0261-3069

Brooks, Hadley Laurence   and Tucker, Nick (2015) Electrospinning predictions using artificial neural networks. Polymer, 58 . pp. 22-29. ISSN 0032-3861


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Teaching activities

Module Leader:

  • MP2570 – Engineering Design and Manufacture
  • MP3610 – Automated Production
  • MP4400 – Additive Manufacturing Technologies
  • MP4401 – Build your own 3D printer
  • MP4402 – Product Innovation
  • MP4403 – Reverse Engineering

Project supervision:

  • MP3997/9
  • MP4997/9
  • EL4166
  • EL4895

Course Leader:

  • MSc Additive Manufacturing
  • BEng/MEng Manufacturing Engineering
  • (External) BEng Mechanical Engineering (Well Engineering) at ICEM, Oman



  • Additive Manufacturing,
  • 3D printing,
  • Robotics,
  • Smart Machines,
  • Electrospinning


  • DigitME,
  • 3D Futures,
  • Additive Manufacturing Education Programme


  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.