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Daniel Eyers  BEng, MSc, MPhil, PhD, CEng, MIET, FHEA

Dr Daniel Eyers

BEng, MSc, MPhil, PhD, CEng, MIET, FHEA

Reader in Manufacturing Systems Management, Deputy Head of Section (Learning & Teaching), RemakerSpace Co-Director

Cardiff Business School

+44 29208 74516
Aberconway Building, Room B07, Colum Road, Cathays, Cardiff, CF10 3EU
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Available for postgraduate supervision


I have worked at Cardiff University since 2008, where I am currently Reader in Manufacturing Systems Management, and am Deputy Head of the Logistics and Operations Management Section (Postgraduate). I am co-chair of Cardiff University RemakerSpace, chair of the Year 2 Examination Boards for Business Management and Economic programmes, deputy chair of the Cardiff University-DSV strategic partnership, and have held Chartered Engineer status since 2013.

My research explores the strategic management of advanced manufacturing and information technologies in contemporary operations management. I have published in the top journals (ABS 4* and FT 50) and have also disseminated my research at leading international conferences. Based on my expertise in Additive Manufacturing (3D printing) I was commissioned to produce an edited book by Palgrave Macmillan (published 2020).

Prior to joining Cardiff Business School I gained commercial experience in a range of specialist manufacturing industries, and therefore particularly enjoy working on applied research projects with industrial partners. To-date I have attracted research income exceeding £2.5m, comprised of funds from research councils, Welsh Government, and industry.

Teaching is a particularly enjoyable and rewarding element of my role at Cardiff Business School, where I have lectured on a wide variety of operations management themes for undergraduate, postgraduate, and executive audiences. I supervise MSc and MBA students in their master dissertations, and also PhD students in the conduct of their doctoral research.  I am particularly interested in the design of academic programmes and their assessment for effective learning. At Cardiff I sit on the university’s programme approval & revalidation sub-committee, and I am also an external examiner at three other UK universities.




  • Johns, J., Eyers, D., Lupton, R., Syntetos, A. and Robins, J. 2023. Additive Manufacturing and circular economies. In: Emmit, S. and Charef, R. eds. Circular Economy for the Built Environment: Research and Practice. Routledge

















Book sections






Primary research interests

  • Manufacturing Systems Management
  • Sustainable Manufacturing
  • Management of Advanced Manufacturing Technologies (particularly Additive Manufacturing)
  • Flexible and reconfigurable manufacturing systems
  • Change management within Operations Management
  • Methodological challenges in Operations Management research


Teaching commitments

For academic year 2023/24 I will be teaching Cardiff Business School's 2nd year Project Management module.



  • 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 (Hons) Computer Systems Engineering, First Class, Cardiff University

Daniel is a registered PRINCE2 Practitioner

Professional memberships

  • European Operations Management Association
  • Institute 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

2022 - present: External Advisor, Open University
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.
  • Wiley: Journal of Business Logistics.

I also serve as a reviewer for several international conferences.


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

  • Applied Operations Management
  • Manufacturing Systems and Manufacturing Management
  • Applications of Advanced Manufacturing Technologies
  • Servitization

Current supervision

Xinyue Hao

Xinyue Hao

Research student

Shicheng Chen

Shicheng Chen

Graduate Tutor

Past projects

Research themes


  • Additive manufacturing
  • Flexible manufacturing systems
  • Production and operations management
  • Supply chains
  • 3D-printing