Dr. John Pinder

Digital Manufacturing Project Engineer

School of Engineering

Burnley Campus, RM412

+44 (0) 1772 89 6081


Subject Areas: Computing, Engineering, Education

Dr John Pinder currently works on fully funded ERDF projects such as DigitMe2 in addition developing academic and commercial partnerships such as TMI and IN4.0. As part of UCLan’s commercial offering, John may also work on other Industry 4.0 type projects from training to consultancy to development.

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Data Scientist Dr John Pinder has over a decade of experience applying technology and computer engineering to solve practical problems and generate value for customers. Previously, Dr Pinder worked for a Robotics & Automation control software company, helping medium-to-large enterprises across industrial sectors develop and commission bespoke automated machinery. As a graduate student, he applied artificial intelligence to aerial drones and embedded systems to allow them to learn how to self-optimise for multiple objectives. Other present roles include, teaching, applied research, project management, software development & IDT (Industrial Digitalisation Technologies) consultancy.


  • Ph.D. Autonomous Systems and Advanced Robotics, 2016
  • M.Sc. Robotics and Automation, 2011
  • B.Sc.  Artificial Intelligence 2009

Research Activities

Advanced Data Analytics and Visualisation, IoT, Mobile Robotics, Machine & Condition Monitoring


DigitMe2, IN4.0, ADMT

Teaching Activities and Responsibilities

Introduction to Industry 4.0

Application of Industry 4.0

Implementation of Industry 4.0