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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.

Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021

In the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021, 86% of NTU’s research impact was assessed to be either world-leading or internationally excellent. The overall quality of each Unit of Assessment NTU submitted to REF in 2021 also saw an improvement from the previous REF in 2014.