Skip to content
Product Innovation Centre

Product Innovation Centre

  • Unit(s) of assessment: General Engineering; Architecture, Built Environment and Planning; Art and Design: History, Practice and Theory
  • School: School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment


The vision of the Product Innovation Centre (PIC) is to drive innovative thinking and solutions through an interdisciplinary product design and engineering team to address global challenges. Through collaborations with industry, government and charitable partners we provide world class research and industrial solutions which inform our academic excellence, teaching and supervision of PhD researchers. PIC is an innovation hub that works with colleagues across the university to deliver true multi-disciplinary research outcomes that make a positive impact on people’s lifestyles, society and industry.

Research Disciplines

  • Design and Manufacturing: CAD, 3D Printing, Design Engineering, Sustainable Product Development, Mechatronics, Fabrication.
  • Condition Monitoring: Air Pollution, Building Performance, Condition-Based-Maintenance, Manufacturing Systems, Artificial Intelligence Applications, Image and Signal Processing.
  • Medical Design: Health and Wellbeing and Medical Technologies.
  • People Centred Design: Assisted Living, Design for Behaviour Change, Road Safety.
  • Sustainability: Circular Economy, Consumption, Energy, Fast fashion, Social and Environmental LCA (Lifecycle Analysis), Lighting, Longer Lasting Products.

The group, through the email contact below is happy to receive email enquiries from prospective students and researchers wishing to undertake research in the aforementioned areas, as well as those mentioned under individual research staff.

For academic enquiries please contact the Research Group Leader, Professor Amin Al-Habaibeh.

Related Staff

The below staff are involved in the work of the Product Innovation Centre:

Professor Amin Al-Habaibeh
Professor Daizhong Su
Professor Tim Cooper
Dr Daniel Shin
Dr Matthew Watkins

PhD Studentships

We’re offering fully-funded PhD studentships aligned with our research centres for UK, EU or International students. Find out more about our PhD studentships

Still need help?

+44 (0)115 941 8418