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Craig Chapman

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Associate Head of School (Research)

Engineering, Design and Manufacturing Systems

Email:
craig.chapman@bcu.ac.uk
Phone:
0121 331 7521
Current Activity

Craig teaches on the following courses:

Craig is currently Associate Head for Research in the School of Engineering, Design and Manufacturing Systems. Developing and managing the schools research interests, engaging with industry and other academic institutions. Providing benefit to the University’s academic interests while delivering applied research into industry to improve competitiveness and the ‘bottom line’.

His academic and industrial experience is fed directly into MSc and BEng courses at Birmingham City University as well as guest lecturing at external universities.

Current activity includes direct research funding from Rolls-Royce to capture, model and utilise captured knowledge to enable the development of design automation environments.

Craig’s specialist research area of Knowledge Based Engineering has been developed into bespoke courses to enable companies to understand the methods, tools and techniques and how to apply KBE into their companies. These courses have been applied to Rolls-Royce for both management and engineering staff, receiving good reviews.

Areas of Expertise
  • Knowledge Based Engineering
  • Design Engineering Automation
  • Product Modelling
  • Process Modelling
  • Knowledge Management
  • Augmented & VR techniques for engineering
Biography

Craig is Senior Academic for Research in the School of Engineering, Design and Manufacturing Systems.

He has worked at an international level working in Europe, USA and the UK, holding positions in industry from Director, Principal Design Engineer, Design Group Leader and Senior Applications consultant.

In Academia Craig’s career has taken him from Senior Research Fellow, Head of the Knowledge Based Product Development Lab at Warwick Manufacturing Group, University of Warwick to Head of the Knowledge Based Engineering Lab and Senior Academic for Research at Birmingham City University.

The main focus of Craig’s career has been research, development and the application of design engineering automation and the development of Knowledge Based Engineering solutions, enabling companies to rapidly respond to design engineering changes and explore multiple solutions with consideration to all life cycle phases.

Qualifications

MSc by Research in Engineering

Memberships

Engineering Council UK (chartered status CEng)
Member of the Institution of Engineering & Technology (MIET)
Member of the Institution of Engineering Designers (MIED)

Research
Publications
Refereed Journal papers:

Andrew M. Thomas, Venkatesh C. Vijay, Pathmeswaran Raju, Craig Chapman, Parmjit Chima, Alok Mathur, Adel Chemaly, Parametric virtual laboratory development: A hydropower case study with student perspectives, Advances in Engineering Software 64 (2013) 62–70, 2013.

Monika Solanki, Johannes Skarka , Craig Chapman, Linked data for potential algal biomass production, Semantic Web, Volume 4, Number 3, Pages 331-340, 2013.

Thomas, A.M., Evans, C., Moore, P., Shah, H., Sharma, M., Mount, S., Xhafa, F., Pham, H.V., Patel, A., Wilcox, A.J., Chapman, C., Chima, P. (2013) "Smart Care Spaces: Pervasive Sensing Technologies for At-Home Care", International Journal of Ad-Hoc and Ubiquitous Computing (under review).

Thomas, A.M., Shah, H., Moore, P., Evans, C., Sharma, M., Mount, S., Pham, H.V., Osman, K., Wilcox, A.J., Rayson, P., Chapman, C., Chima, P., Athwal, C. and While, D. (2013) "Challenges and opportunities for the future of icampuses", Computer Science, 14(1), 5-25.

Thomas, A.M., Moore, P., Shah, H., Evans, C., Sharma, M., Xhafa, F., Mount, S., Pham, H.V., Wilcox, A.J., Patel, A., Chapman, C. and Chima, P. (2013) "Smart care spaces: Needs for intelligent at-home care",International Journal of Space-Based and Situated Computing, 3(1), 35-44.

Pinfold, M. K., Chapman C. and Preston, S. (2008) ‘Knowledge Acquisition and Documentation for the Development of a KBE System for Automated FE Analysis’, International Journal of Knowledge Management Studies, vol. 2, no.2, pp. 163-174.

Chapman, C.B., Preston, S.T. and Pinfold, M.K. (2007) ‘Utilising Enterprise Knowledge with Knowledge Based Engineering’, International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology (IJCAT), vol. 28, Issue 2/3.

Hine, P., Duckett, R.A., Caton-Rose, P., Coates, P.D., Jittman, P., Chapman, C. and Smith, G. (2005) ‘Fibre orientation: measurement, modelling and knowledge based design’, Plastics, Rubber and Composites, vol. 34, no.9, pp. 417-424(8), ISSN 1465-8011.

Preston, S., Chapman, C., Pinfold, M. and Smith, G. (2005) ‘Knowledge Acquisition for Knowledge Based Engineering Systems’, International Journal of Information Technology and Management, vol. 4, no1, pp. 1-11, ISSN 1461-4111.

Pinfold, M.K. and Chapman, C. (2004) ‘Using Knowledge Based Engineering to Automate the Post-Processing of FEA Results’, International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology, vol. 21, no.3 pp. 99-106.

Hine, P.J., Duckett, R.A., Caton-Rose, P., Coates, P.D., Jittham, P., Chapman, C. and Smith, G. (2003) ‘Fibre orientation - design-performance interactions in short fibre reinforced composites’, Polymer Process Engineering, University of Bradford, pp. 101-118. ISBN 1-85143-193-4.

Pinfold, M.K. and Chapman C. (2001) ‘The Application of KBE Techniques to the FE Model Creation of an Automotive Body Structure’, Computers in Industry 2001, vol. 44, no.1, pp. 1-10, ISSN: 0166-3615.

Chapman, C. and Pinfold, M.K. (2001) ‘The Application of a Knowledge Based Engineering Approach to the Rapid Design and Analysis of an Automotive Structure’, Advances in Engineering Software Journal, vol. 32/12, pp. 903-912.

Chapman, C. and Pinfold, M.K.(1999) ‘The Application of KBE Techniques to the FE Mesh Generation of an Automotive Body-In-White Structures’, Journal of Engineering Design, vol. 10, no.4, December 1999.

Chapman, C. (1999) ‘Design Engineering – A Need to Rethink the Solution Using Knowledge Based Engineering (KBE)’, International Journal of Knowledge Based Systems, Elsevier, vol. 12, no.5-6.

Refereed Conference papers:

Feldman Gerald, Shah Hanifa, Chapman Craig, Amini Ardavan, ''Enterprise Resource Planning Systems: Streamlining Upgrade Decisions'' 15th International Conference on Enterprise Information Systems (ICEIS 2013), ESEO, Angers Loire Valley, France, 4-7 July 2013.

Pathmeswaran Raju, Andrew Thomas and Craig Chapman, ‘The Potential of Knowledge-Based Engineering for Space Application Design’, 5th NASA/ESA International Workshop on Systems & Concurrent Engineering for Space Applications, Instituto Superior Técnico (IST), Lisbon, 17-18-19 October 2012

Thomas, A.M. Shah, H. Moore, P. Rayson, P. Wilcox, A.J. Osman, K. Evans, C. Chapman, C. Athwal, C. While, D. Pham, H.V. and Mount, S. (2012) ‘E-education 3.0 Challenges and Opportunities for the Future of iCampuses’, Second International Workshop on Intelligent Context-Aware Systems (ICAS 2012), In Proc The 6th International Conference on Complex, Intelligent, and Software Intensive Systems (CISIS 2012), 4-6 July 2012, Palermo, Italy, pp 953-958

Melville, L. and Chapman, C. (2010) ‘Development of decision support tools for integrated bioenergy systems’, Symposium for Flexible Automation (ISFA), July 12-14, Tokyo, Japan.

Bochenkov, A., Amini, A., Chapman, C. and Burden, T. (2009) ‘A Systematic Approach to Service-Oriented Architecture for Engineering Information Systems’, 7th International Conference on Manufacturing Research, ICMR09, the University of Warwick UK, 8-10 September 2009.

Elson, B., Reynolds, P., Amini, A., Burke, E. and Chapman, C. (2009) ‘Advanced Networks in Dental Rich Online MEDiA (ANDROMEDA)’, Education and Technology for a Better World, 9th IFIP TC 3 World Conference on Computers in Education, World Conference on Computers in Education, Bento Gonçalves, Brazil, July 27-31, 2009. Proceedings, Springer, pp. 302-309, ISSN 1868-4238.

Chapman, C. and Amini, A. (2009) ‘Virtual Concurrent Engineering Using Knowledge Based Engineering’, Conference Proceedings, vol.2, pp. 28-31, edited by D Su, S Zhu and Q Zhang International Conference on Advanced Design and Manufacture, Harbin, China, 24-26 September 2009,

Elson, B., Reynolds, P. and Chapman, C. (2007) ‘Blueprint for an Adaptive Training – Virtual Learning Environment (ADAPT-VLE) for the Training of Dentists’, Mlearn 6th international conference on mobile Learning, 16-19 October 2007 Melbourne Australia. Melbourne Exhibition & Convention Centre.

Prijic, A., Chapman, C. and Burton, P. (2005) ‘Knowledge Based Engineering (KBE) Past, Present and Future’, European Automotive Congress, EAEC 2005, International Conference, 10th International EAEC Congress, Belgrade, 30 May - 01 June 2005.

Caton-Rose, P., Hine, P.J., Duckett, A., Coates, P.D., Jittham, P., Chapman, C., Smith, G.D. and Whiteside, B. (2004) ‘Measurement and prediction of fibre orientation within a ribbed specimen’, iMUG, Frankfurt, 2004, May 17-19.

Caton-Rose, P., Coates, P.D., Whiteside, B., Hine, P., Duckett, A., Jittham, P., Chapman, C. and Smith, G. (2004) ‘Measurement and prediction of fibre orientation distribution within a transverse ribbed specimen’, Proceedings of Polymer Processing Society, paper 43. 20-24 June.

Chapman, C. and Pinfold, M.K. (2003) ‘Automation of FE Analysis Post-Processing Using Knowledge Based Engineering’, Materials for Lean Weight Vehicles Conference, 5–6 November, University of Warwick.

Pinfold, M.K. and Chapman C. (200) ‘Combining FEA and KBE Techniques to Automate the Analysis Process’, Society of Automotive Engineers, Paper No. 2002-01-0828 SAE World Congress March 4th-7th Detroit.

Pinfold, M., Chapman, C. and Ingram, I. (2001) ‘Automated Analysis and Design Modification of an Engine Mounting Bracket’, Proc of the 1st ImechE Automobile Division Southern Centre Conference on Total Vehicle Technology - Challenging Current Thinking, University of Sussex, 18th-19th September 2001, edited by P. Childs and R. Stobart  pub. Professional Engineering Publications, London, pp 89-96.

Chapman, C. and Pinfold, M.K. (2001) ‘Automatic Generation of Design Improvements by Applying Knowledge Based Engineering to the Post-processing of Finite Element Analysis’, Proc. of the 21st Specialist Group on Expert Systems (SGES) Int. Conf. on Knowledge Based Systems and Applied Artificial Intelligence, 10-12th December 2001, Cambridge UK. Pub. in Applications and Innovations in Intelligent Systems IX, Springer-Verlag, London, UK 2001 Ed by A. Macintosh, M. Moulton, A. Preece, pp 73-86.

Chapman, C. (1998) ‘Design Engineering – A Need to Rethink the Solution Using Knowledge Based Engineering (KBE)’, Conference Proceedings of Expert Systems 98, Eighteenth Annual International Conference of the British Computer Society Specialist Group on Expert Systems.

Pinfold, M.K. and Chapman C. (1997) ‘Linking Knowledge Based Engineering Techniques to the Finite Element Analysis of Structures’, Fifth International conference on Computer Aided Optimum Design of Structures (OPTI 97).

Chapman, C. (1995) ‘Incorporation of a Process Model into a Generative Design Product Model’, Proceedings of Expert Systems 95, Fifteenth Annual Technical Conference of the British Computer Society Specialist Group on Expert Systems.

Other Publications:

Caton-Rose, P., Hine, P.J., Duckett, R.A., Whiteside, B., Coates, P.D., Jittham, P., Chapman, C. and G Smith. (2004) ‘Measurement and prediction of fibre orientation distribution within a transverse ribbed specimen’, Polymer Showcase, Leeds, 2004.

Chapman, C. (1996) ‘Design Automation: A Knowledge-Based Engineering Overview’, Rapid News Europe, vol.4, no.1.

Chapman, C. (1994) ‘Using Automation Using Knowledge-Based Engineering Technology’, Rapid News Europe, summer ed.

Media Work

Trained Media Champion

Craig Chapman is one of the University’s dedicated team of trained media champions, and can comment on a range of subjects including:

  • Knowledge Based Engineering
  • Design Engineering Automation
  • Product Modelling
  • Process Modelling
  • Knowledge Management

To arrange a media interview, please contact Birmingham City University Press Office on 0121 331 6738, 07967 271532,
email press@bcu.ac.uk or via Twitter @BCUPressOffice