Yudhi Ariadi

Yudhi Ariadi

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Yudhi holds a Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering from Brawijaya University, Indonesia. After graduating in 1996, he worked in the automotive industry with ISUZU Astra Motor Indonesia for 5 years, first as a Product Planner (1997-1999) and later as a Product Design Engineering Coordinator (1999-2002). He then moved to the next step of product development, and worked at an automotive tool manufacturing as a Tool and Die Design Section Head (2002-2008) at FUJI Technica Indonesia for more than 6 years.

From 2003 to 2004, he acquired the skills of automotive dies design and manufacturing in FUJI Technica Inc., at Mishima, Japan, funded by the Association for Overseas Technical Scholarship (AOTS) and the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) of Japan.

In 2008-2009, Yudhi became a researcher with the Lancaster Product Development Unit, Lancaster University, UK. His research was part of Rapid Manufacturing North West (RMNW) project funded by the European Union (EU) and the Higher Education Innovation Fund (HEIF). After completing the project, he gained his MSc in Engineering by Research.

Transferring to Indonesia in 2009, Yudhi obtained a lectureship in the Mechanical Engineering Department of Polytechnic of Jakarta, Indonesia along with some part time teaching at Astra Manufacturing Polytechnic.

He had been awarded a full-funded research studentship from the Loughborough Design School  undertaking PhD research from December 2010 and completed in July 2016. 

From October 2014 to March 2015, he was a CAD tutor (SolidWorks modelling and simulation) and responsible for delivering tutorials and problem-solving for BSc Product Design final year student projects at Nottingham Trent University.

In June 2014, he has been appointed as a Researcher at the Institute for Innovation in Sustainable Engineering (IISE), University of Derby and his duties include working on developing new products, prototyping and testing; product and process improvement; virtual reality modelling development for SMEs in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire.

Since May 2017, Yudhi joined High Temperature Research CentreSchool of Metallurgy and Materials, College of Engineering and Physical Sciences, University of Birmingham, as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow working on advance manufacturing in aerospace industries, project funded by Rolls-Royce and the Higher Education Fuding Council for England's (HEFCE). 

Education/Academic qualification

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Univ Loughborough

    Facilitating consumer involvement in design for additive manufacturing / 3D printing products

    1 Dec 2010 - 15 Jul 2016
  • Master of Science, Lancaster University

    Design Templates for Consumer Use in Customising Additive Layer Manufactured Products

    7 Jan 2008 - 28 Feb 2031
  • Bachelor of Engineering, Brawijaya University

    The effect of radii of hot rolled sheet metal re-coiling process on bendability

    1 Aug 1990 - 15 Feb 1996