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Dr Daniel Eyers

Dr Daniel Eyers

Deputy Head of Section (Learning & Teaching), Reader in Manufacturing Systems Management

+44 (0)29 2087 4516
B07, Aberconway Building, Colum Road, Cathays, Cardiff, CF10 3EU
Available for postgraduate supervision


I am a Reader in Manufacturing Systems Management at Cardiff Business School. I am also co-director of RemakerSpace, the new circular economy centre within Cardiff University.

My research principally focuses on how advanced manufacturing and information technologies may affect the management of operations, particularly in terms of how firms can exploit these as part of a competitive strategy. In the conduct of my research I have worked with an extensive range of companies in both manufacturing & service sectors. I have secured over £2.5m in research funding, and my work has been published in the leading operations management journals.

As a chartered engineer with commercial experience in a range of specialist manufacturing industries, I am keen to integrate both research and practice in my teaching and supervision activities. I have designed and developed a range of modules at Cardiff University, and lecture on a variety of operations management topics at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Additionally, I am a supervisor to MSc, MBA, and PhD students on a range of contemporary operations and supply chain management themes.

I am enthusiastic about pedagogic issues in higher education, with an emphasis on quality in assessment. I currently chair the Business School’s year 2 undergraduate examination board, and am external examiner for two other UK universities.



  • FHEA, Higher Education Academy
  • CEng, Engineering Council (UK)
  • PhD Business Management, Cardiff University
  • MPhil Mechanical Engineering, Cardiff University
  • MSc Social Science Research Methods, Distinction, Cardiff University
  • BEng Computer Systems Engineering, First Class Honours, Cardiff University
  • Postgraduate Certificate in University Teaching and Learning, Cardiff University

I am a registered PRINCE2 Practitioner

Professional memberships

  • Production and Operations Management Society
  • European Operations Management Association
  • Institution of Engineering and Technology

Academic positions

2021 - present: Reader, Cardiff University
2019 - 2021: Senior Lecturer, Cardiff University
2011 - 2019: Lecturer, Cardiff University
2008 - 2011: Research Associate, Cardiff University

Committees and reviewing

External roles

2019 - present: External Examiner, Sheffield Hallam University
2019 - present: External Examiner, Heriot-Watt University
2013 – 2019: Professional Registration Advisor, Institution of Engineering & Technology
2013 – 2019: Wales South East Committee Member, Institution of Engineering & Technology

Editorial Board Membership

  • International Journal of Collaborative Engineering
  • International Journal of Knowledge and Systems Science
  • Poslovna Izvrsnost / Business Excellence


I regularly review for a range of journals including:

  • Elsevier: Additive Manufacturing Journal; Operations Research Perspectives; Resources, Conservation, and Recycling.
  • Emerald: Rapid Prototyping Journal; International Journal of Production Economics; International Journal of Logistics Management; International Journal of Quality Service Systems; International Journal of Operations and Production Management; Supply Chain Management: An International Journal
  • SAGE: Proceedings of IMECHE Part B: Journal of Engineering Manufacture.
  • Taylor & Francis: Production Planning & Control; Journal of Industrial and Production Engineering; International Journal of Production Research.

I also serve as a reviewer for several international conferences.


















I am experienced in teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels on a range of operations and supply chain management topics. For academic year 2022/23 I am module leader for Year 2 Project Management (BS2005). 

Primary research interests

  • Manufacturing Systems Management
  • Strategic Operations Management
  • Management of Advanced Manufacturing Technologies (particularly Additive Manufacturing)
  • Circular economy themes in manufacturing and supply chain management
  • Flexible and reconfigurable manufacturing systems
  • Change management within Operations Management

Research Funding

  • Goltsos, A., Syntetos, A. A., Eyers, D. R., Davies, A. T. 2022. Innovation for All: Promoting and enabling remanufacturing and repurposing activities and networks. £20,000 project funded by Cardiff University.
  • Johns, J., Eyers, D. R., Syntetos, A. A., Lupton, R., Okechukwi, O. 2022. Technology-Enabled Circularity: Digitalisation and Sustainability in Manufacturing. £19,941 six month project funded by GW4 Generator.
  • Wang, Y., Skeete, J.P., Eyers, D. R., and Lai, Y. 2022. ESRC DTP Wales Collaborative Studentship.
  • Syntetos, A. A., Davies, A. T., Eyers, D. R., and Goltsos, A. 2021.  Enabling Re-purposing: Product Transformation and Connected Collaboration. £325,333 project funded by Welsh Government.
  • Syntetos, A. A. and Eyers, D. R. 2020. Cardiff University Centre for Redesign, Repair, Remanufacture, and Reuse. £583,040 project funded by Welsh Government.
  • Kumar, M., Eyers, D. R., and Lethbridge, S. 2019. Knowledge Transfer Partnership.  £159,801  two year project funded by Innovate UK, Welsh Government, and WJEC CBAC Limited.
  • Eyers, D. R. and Soroka, A. J. 2017. Knowledge Transfer Partnership. £134,080 two year project funded by Innovate UK, Welsh Government, and Shine Food Machinery Limited.
  • Eyers, D. R. 2017. ESRC Impact Acceleration Innovation Fellowship. £5,821. Three month project funded by Economic and Social Research Council.
  • Eyers, D. R. and Disney, S. M. 2012. Knowledge Transfer Partnership. £123,211 two year project funded by Technology Strategy Board, Welsh Assembly, and Reid Lifting Limited.
  • Eyers, D. R. and Spiegler, V. L. M. 2012. £1,000. “Understanding Complex Systems: A one day conference bridging the gap between Engineering & Business Systems Research”. Small conference funded  by Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council.


I am interested in supervising PhD students in the areas of:

  • Applied Operations Management
  • Manufacturing Systems and Manufacturing Management
  • Applications of Advanced Manufacturing Technologies
  • Additive Manufacturing / 3D printing
  • Remanufacturing
  • Servitization

I welcome email correspondence from prospective students in advance of their application.

Current supervision

Shupeng Huang

Research student

Past projects

I have supervised over 80 postgraduate MSc / MBA dissertations during my employment at Cardiff University.