The University of Huddersfield , UK, has been awarded a Queen’s Anniversary Prize, The announcement that was made at a special reception held at St James’s Palace on Thursday 25 November.
The Queen’s Anniversary Prize is the highest national honor award for UK higher education and is granted by Her Majesty the Queen every two years. The Award recognizes outstanding work by UK universities that shows quality and innovation and that delivers real benefit to the wider world.
Professor Bob Cryan, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Huddersfield said: “I am absolutely delighted at the news that the University has won this prestigious award. It recognizes the innovative and ground-breaking work led by Professor Dame Jane Jiang, and Professor Liam Blunt, Professor Andrew Longstaff, Professor Paul Scott and Professor David Walker in the School of Computing and Engineering in the role of advanced measurement in smart manufacturing.”
Queen’s Anniversary Prizes are part of the UK’s honors system, but awarded to institutions rather than individuals. They were first presented in 1993 in order to recognize universities and colleges that had carried out ground-breaking pioneering research in a wide range of disciplines.
Advanced Measurement in manufacturing (manufacturing metrology) is critical infrastructure for manufacturing growth and productivity and underpins smart manufacturing across all sectors. In the UK, up to 20% of manufacturing cost, circa £15 billion per annum, is product verification.
The University’s Centre for Precision Technologies (CPT) is widely recognized as both a UK and world-leading center for advanced manufacturing metrology, as demonstrated by large-scale research programs, extensive industrial engagement, and both broad and far-reaching impact nationally and internationally.
Its The team also takes an active leadership role in identifying UK future research priorities in the field, bringing together academic and industrial communities via future horizon scanning and road-mapping activities.
The CPT team has worked with over 150 different industry partners of all sizes and from a broad range of industrial sectors. It has tackled prevalent problems faced by industry in the modern transition of manufacturing, such as critical demands on measurement toolkits to facilitate mass personalization of products, digitalized manufacturing value chains, right first-time fabrication, and zero waste and carbon neutrality. CPT has provided industry with many original, creative and innovative technology solutions (hardware and software), provided training and measurement services and, most recently, created a spin-out company to further commercialize emerging technologies.
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