Dan Davie

Dan Davie


I studied Mechanical Engineering, MEng at the University of Leeds (2017-2021) and I am now undertaking PhD in Advanced Manufacturing with Professor Robert Kay. My research investigates a novel, digital manufacturing process for advanced ceramic materials. We are developing hybrid-additive process, combining paste extrusion with accelerated drying and green machining to improve the process efficiency and product quality. The process also integrates multiple forms of in-situ monitoring, to improve the intelligence of the system and acheive closed-loop manufacturing. I have worked on the platform, software, materials, and applications. My goal is to create a robust, smart manufacturing process that can be applied to a range of ceramic materials, opening new possibilities for functional ceramic applications.

Research interests

  • Ceramic Materials and Processing Methods
  • Additive Manufacturing – Material Extrusion
  • Subtractive Manufacturing – Green Machining
  • Functional Applications of Ceramic Materials 


  • Mechanical Engineering, MEng, University of Leeds, 2021