Prof Voicu Ion Sucala
Head of Engineering
Telephone: 01392 724046
Extension: (Streatham) 4046
I am the Head of Engineering and Associate Professor in Engineering Management at the University of Exeter since August 2022.
I am vice-chair of the Research, Innovation and Knowledge Transfer committee at Engineering Professors' Council.
I hold a PhD degree in Industrial Engineering (TU Cluj-Napoca) and a PhD degree in Social Sciences (University of Glasgow). I attended Teaching and Learning Studio workshop at d.school, Stanford University in 2019. I am a Senior Fellow of The Higher Education Academy.
Research interest: My research interests are focused on modelling, simulation, digital twinning and optimisation of manufacturing processes, technology innovation and entrepreneurship, industrial organisation management, and engineering education. I am member of the Engineering Management group and I am the lead of Exeter Digital Enterprise Systems (ExDES) laboratory, more details here.
Automated Coil Bending Tool Innovation Project at Lynch Motors (2022)
KTP with Smart Manufacturing ltd to develop and embed the capability to develop a novel Multidisciplinary Design Optimisation solution for the manufacture of complex bespoke manufacturing machinery. With Prof Gavin Tabor and dr Martino Luis. KTP Associate: Yousuf Seyed. (2022-2024)
KTP with Smart Manufacturing ltd to create and implement a dual-production business model and a novel simulation tool to enable the optimisation of multi production manufacturing flows (completed). With dr Baris Yuce. KTP Associate: Sam John Abraham (2019-2021)
Sam John Abraham MPhil in Engineering, co-supervisor dr Martino Luis Thesis title: Design, Development and Validation of a Management Tool for ATEX-compliant Products Systems: a Case Study in an Engineering SME
Linlin Wang PhD in Engineering, funded by China Scholarship Council. Co-supervisors prof Oana Ghita and prof Yanqiu Zhu. Research project: Modelling and Implementation of Digital Twin of Intelligent Manufacturing Factory on Physics Simulation
Jianwei Xu PhD in Engineering, funded by China Scholarship Council. Main supervisor Dr Dong Wang. Research project: Industry4.0: Digital Hybrid Integrated Manufacturing System and Business Model Research for Additive Manufacturing Orthopaedic Implants
Feel free to email me if you're interested in pursuing a PhD in the area of innovation and Industry4.0 technologies.