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Emmanuel Brousseau  PhD, CEng, FHEA, FIMechE

Yr Athro Emmanuel Brousseau

PhD, CEng, FHEA, FIMechE


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I am a Reader at Cardiff School of Engineering. My current research interest lies in the field of advanced manufacturing technologies with a specific focus on nano 'mechanical' machining (AFM probe-based) and micro 'thermal' machining (laser-based).

I obtained my PhD at Cardiff University in the area of intelligent CAD/CAM in 2005.

Prior to my first appointment as a Lecturer in 2012, I was the recipient of a five-year Academic Fellowship from the Research Councils UK. Since 2005, I have published over 80 papers (including 44 journal papers), principally in the area of micro and nano manufacturing.

In 2011, I received the Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award from the Society of Manufacturing Engineers.

I have secured, as Principal Investigator (PI), research income for a total value of £540k. This includes two EPSRC Grants (EP/I012133/1 and EP/M020703/1). Following staff changes in the School in 2011, I was subsequently invited to act as PI for two FP7 projects (MULTILAYER and POLARIC), which together were worth £1.0m.

I have also been Co-Investigator on research programmes totalling £1.1m, which comprise two EPSRC grants (EP/F056745/1 and EP/K031635/1) and one EU project (ECOLASERFACT).





















  • Dimov, S. S., Brousseau, E. B. J. P. and Setchi, R. 2005. Automatic extraction of rules for feature recognition in solid models. Presented at: 1st I*PROMS: Intelligent Production Machines and Systems, Online, 4-15 July 2005 Presented at Pham, D. ed.Intelligent Production Machines And Systems - First I*proms Virtual Conference Proceedings. Elsevier pp. 49-54.



Book sections





Title People Sponsor Value Duration
Access to nanoscience and nanotechnology equipment at Cardiff Hutchings GJ, Bigot S, Bowker M, Brousseau E, Karihaloo BL, MacDonald JE Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council 269285 01/10/2008 - 30/09/2012
Automated Robot-based Nanoholding, Micro and Nanorobotics, Micro sensors and Actuators. Dr EBJP Brousseau Royal Academy of Engineering 4860 08/09/2008 - 25/12/2009
Astute - Advanced Sustainable Manufacturing Technology Naim M (CARBS), Setchi R, Bigot S, Brousseau E, Prickett P, Davies A, Bowen P, Packianather M, Grosvenor RI (with CARBS) WEFO 1903117 01/05/2010 - 30/04/2015
Academic Fellowship Prof R McNabb (CARBS), Dr EBJP Brousseau Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council 83333 01/02/2007 - 31/01/2013
Nano Tooling Brousseau E EPSRC 98995 01/01/2011 - 31/12/2011
Selective modification of the microstructure of bulk metallic glass materials through pulsed laser processing Brousseau E, Harris K (CHEMY) Ser Cymru NRN Swansea 67197 01/08/2014 - 31/07/2016
POLARIC - Printable, organic and large-area realisation of integrated circuits Brousseau E, Hirshy H, Popov KB Commission of European Communities 753027 01/01/2010 - 31/12/2013
Rolled multi material layered 3D shaping technology Brousseau E, Petkov PV Commission of European Communities 251580 01/10/2008 - 30/09/2012
Novel instrumentation for high-speed AFM-based nano machining Brousseau E, Read D (PHYSX) EPSRC 251338 01/07/2015 - 30/06/2018
Upgrading the small equipment base for early career researchers in the Engineering and Physical Sciences Holford K, Whatling G, Lees J, Anderson P I, Brousseau E, Cipcigan L M, Pullin R, Bigot S, Theobald P, Simpson R N, Kawashita L F, Clarke A EPSRC 498326 01/11/2012 - 31/03/2013
ECO-Laserfact-EC)-efficient LASER technology FACTories of the future Bigot S, Setchi RM, Brousseau E, Petkov P, Barrow D European Commission 123091 01/05/2012 - 30/04/2015

Supervised Students

Title Student Status Degree
Laser Processing of Bulk Metallic Glasses YANG Jiao Current PhD
High-Throughput AFM-Based Nanomachining for Applications in Nanomagnetism. JONES Josh Current PhD
Express Analysis of the Bluntness of AFM Probe Tips ALRAZIQI Zaynab Naif Rasheed Current PhD
Theoretical and Experimental Investigations about the AFM Tip-Based Nanomachining Process AL MUSAWI Raheem Sadoon Jamel Graduate PhD
Characterisation of Tip Wear during AFM Probe-Based Nanomachining MUKHTAR Nur Farah Hafizah Binti Graduate PhD
Study of a Novel Material Solution for Vibration Isolation ELDERRAT Haithem Graduate PhD
Experimental and Theoretical Investigations of Nanosecond Fibre Laser Micromachining WILLIAMS Eleri Graduate PhD
Hot Embossing Process Parameters: Simulation and Experimental Studies OMAR Fuad Graduate PhD
Beyond Lean: A Framework For Fit Production Systems WILLIAMS Oludare Adebayo Graduate PhD
Novel Computational Technique For Determining Depth Using The Bees Algorithm and Blind Image Deconvolution YUCE Baris Graduate  PhD
Manipulation of Nanoparticles by Pushing Operations Using an Atomic Force Microscope (AFM)   GONZALEZ ROMO Mario Javier Graduate PhD


Anrhydeddau a dyfarniadau

  • Richard L. Kegg Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award from the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (2011).
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (2013).
  • Top downloaded paper and inclusion in the '2014 Article Highlights' collection for the IOP Journal 'Surface Topography: Metrology and Properties' (2014).
  • Nominated for an 'Enriching Student Life Award' at Cardiff University (2016).
  • Named as one of the three Scientific Chairs for the 2017 World Congress on Micro and Nano Manufacturing (March 27-30, 2017, Kaohsiung, Taiwan).
  • Teaching of the Year Award at Cardiff School of Engineering (2017).

Aelodaethau proffesiynol


  • Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME): Senior Member
  • International Institution for MicroManufacturing (I2M2): Member

Invited talks

  • 2015: Danmarks Tekniske Universitet (Denmark), University of Cambridge (UK), Harbin Institute of Technology (China)
  • 2014: Bangor University (UK), Glyndwr University (UK), Swansea University (UK), IET South Wales Branch, Cardiff University (UK).
  • 2013: Bradford University (UK), Glamorgan University (UK), Swansea University (UK).
  • 2012: Aberystwyth University, (UK).
  • 2011: Northwestern University (USA), IMechE South Wales Region, Cardiff University (UK).
  • 2008: Int. Symp. for Micro Manufacturing and Nano Materials, Marinha Grande (Portugal), I*PROMS Researchers Symposium, Cardiff University (UK).
  • 2007: IMS meeting on Strategies for Global Manufacturing, Zurich (Switzerland).

Reviewing and evaluation activities

  • Funding bodies: Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (UK), Slovenian Research Agency (Slovenia).
  • PhD and EngD theses: external examiner at Loughborough University (UK), the University of Huddersfield (UK), Swansea University (UK), the University of Franche-Comte (France) and the University of Lyon (France).

Pwyllgorau ac adolygu

  • Cyrff cyllido: Cyngor Ymchwil Peirianneg a Gwyddorau Ffisegol (DU), Asiantaeth Ymchwil Slofenia (Slofenia), Sefydliad Ymchwil Almaeneg / Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) (Yr Almaen), y Comisiwn Ewropeaidd, Ymddiriedolaeth Leverhulme (DU), Agence Nationale de la Recherche (Ffrainc), Cyngor Ymchwil Iseldiroedd / Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek (NWO) (Yr Iseldiroedd), Cyngor Ymchwil Gwyddorau Naturiol a Pheirianneg Canada / Conseil de recherches en sciences naturelles et en génie du Canada (NSERC) (Canada).
  • Traethodau ymchwil PhD ac EngD: arholwr allanol ym Mhrifysgol Strathclyde (DU), Prifysgol Brunel Llundain (DU), Prifysgol Birmingham (DU), Prifysgol Nottingham (DU), Prifysgol Loughborough (DU), Prifysgol Huddersfield (DU), Prifysgol Abertawe (DU), Prifysgol Franche-Comte (Ffrainc), Prifysgol Lyon (Ffrainc) a Phrifysgol Gwlad y Basg (Sbaen).
  • Golygydd Cyswllt ar gyfer y cyfnodolyn Manufacturing Letters.
  • Golygydd Ieuenctid yr International Journal of Extreme Manufacturing.