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Dr Samuel Bigot PhD, MEng

Dr Samuel Bigot

PhD, MEng

Senior Lecturer - Teaching and Research

School of Engineering

Email
bigots@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 2087 5946
Campuses
N0.55, Queen's Buildings - North Building, 5 The Parade, Newport Road, Cardiff, CF24 3AA
Users
Available for postgraduate supervision

Overview

Since the beginning of my academic career, I have been focusing my research on innovative and emerging manufacturing technologies and in particular machine learning, micro manufacturing and Additive Manufacturing/3D printing, combining them when relevant.

This highlights a particular aspect of my research activities. The machine learning techniques I am developing can be seen as enabling-technologies that can be used for modelling and knowledge discovery in other research fields, but in particular in my main other areas of interest, micro manufacturing and additive manufacturing.

At the same time, the micro manufacturing process chains I am developing also act as enabling-technologies for other field of research, such as for the development of novel medical devices or in thermo-fluidic applications.

More recently, I have also been looking at how to integrate emerging 3D printing techniques into more advanced and reliable manufacturing process chains, such as through the post processing of metal ALM components using laser ablation or through the development of novel material for 3D printing

This wide range of activities is reflected by the range of joint publications I contributed to and by the range of co-authors coming from various research disciplines that I worked with on various interdisciplinary project, both as coordinator and as co-investigator. These projects covered different aspects of technologies development from fundamental research to technology transfer and networking activities.

Biography

 I studied an MEng in mechanical and manufacturing engineering at the Ecole National d'Ingénieur de Tarbes in France and completed a PhD in machine learning in Cardiff University. My current research focus is on the development and characterisation of micro manufacturing and metal Additive Manufacturing technologies, including the use of machine learning techniques, for the cost-effective fabrication of innovative products. Throughout my academic carrier, I have been coordinator of, and contributor to, several industrial, national and European multidisciplinary research projects.

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Conference scientific committee member and regular session chair for 4 International Conferences (4M, MIT slovenia, SDM, WCMNM)
  • Scientific chair for the World Congress on Micro and Nano Manufacturing 2018.
  • Member of the 4M association Executive Committee (http://www.4m-association.org/).

Honours and awards

Received, from the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (USA), the 2007 SME Kuo K. Wang Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award.

Received a fellowship (2006 -2010) funded by the Research Councils of the United Kingdom to conduct research in Innovative Manufacturing.

Publications

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2005

  • Bigot, S., Popov, K. B. and Ivanov, A. 2005. A study of the micro EDM electrode wear. Presented at: 4M 2005: 1st International Conference on Multi-Material Micro Manufacture, Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Germany, 29 June - 1 July 2005 Presented at Menz, W. and Dimov, S. S. eds.Proceedings: 4M 2005: 1st International Conference on Multi-Material Micro Manufacture. Amsterdam: Elsevier
  • Pham, D. T.et al. 2005. Micro-EDM drilling: accuracy study, advances in integrated design and manufacturing in mechanical engineering. In: Bramley, A. et al. eds. Advances in Integrated Design and Manufacturing in Mechanical Engineering. Dordrecht: Springer, pp. 281-294.
  • Pham, D. T.et al. 2005. Micro EDM drilling: Accuracy study. Presented at: 5th International Conference on Integrated Design and Manufacturing in Mechanical Engineering, Bath, UK, 5- 7 April 2004 Presented at Bramley, A. et al. eds.Advances in Integrated Design and Manufacturing in Mechanical Engineering. Springer pp. 281-294.

2004

2003

2002

  • Pham, D. T., Dimov, S. S. and Bigot, S. 2002. A new pruning technique for inductive learning. Presented at: Proceedings of the 3rd CIRP International Seminar on Intelligent Computation in Manufacturing Engineering(ICME 2002), Ischia, Italy. pp. 449-454.

Teaching

Year 4 tutor - MEng Mechanical and Medical engineering teaching programme.

Past and Current Undergraduate Teaching topics: Materials and Manufacturing, Object Oriented Programming, Mathematics, Engineering Applications (CAD, Design and labs), Mechanical Lab, Business Management, Automotive Design.

PhD and MSc projects topics: Advanced Manufacturing, Machine Learning, micro manufacturing, additive manufacturing/3D printing

Contracts

Project Title

Awarding body

End

Value

As Principal Investigator

Manuela - Additive Manufacturing using Metal Pilot Line

EC - H2020

2022

£400,018

An innovative product produced combining ALM & laser ablation of microstructures

Renishaw plc

2019

£18,604

Characteristics of novel polymers

WAG

2018

£19,300

Increasing Efficiency of Robotic Dispensing

WAG

2018

£83,000

Laser Post Processing of ALM Components

Renishaw plc

2017

£10,628

ECO-Laserfact-EC)-efficient LASER technology FACTories of the future

EC

2015

£123,091

Thermal contact resistance modelling for polymer processing

EPSRC

2014

£132,336

Micro Enterprise and Emergent Technologies Lab (MEET Lab)

A4B

2014

£148,379

An advanced modelling approach for micro EDM wear analysis

EPSRC

2013

£96,426

An advanced modelling approach for micro EDM wear analysis

EPSRC

2013

£96,426

Flexible Compression Injection Moulding Platform for Multi-Scale Surface Structures

EC

2013

£271,927

Visiting Fellowship - Prof IH Witten

RAEng

2012

£4,402

RCUK Fellowships

EPSRC

2010

£102,196

As Co-Investigator

3D reconstruction and characterisation of spattering behaviours in SLM processing…

Renishaw plc

2020

£19,993

Embeddable sustained release microneedles for contraceptive delivery

B&M Gates Foundation

2019

£606,709

Astute - Advanced Sustainable Manufacturing Technology

WEFO

2015

£1,903,117

Upgrading the small equipment base for early career researchers in the Engineering and Physical Sciences

EPSRC

2013

£498,326

Access to nanoscience and nanotechnology equipment at Cardiff

EPSRC

2012

£269,285

Converging technologies for micro systems manufacturing - COTECH

EC

2012

£245,118

Total

£5,049,281

Supervision

  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Micro Manufacturing (Laser Ablation, micro EDM, modelling/simulation)
  • Additive Layer Manufacturing/3D Printing
  • Machine learning/Artificial Intelligence applied to manufacturing

Current supervision

Yang Jiao

Research student

Haydee Martinez Zavala

Research student

Prospera Sonuo Sibanda

Research student

Léopold Le Roux

Research student