Candice is a lecturer in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at The University of Sheffield. She has a first degree in Mechanical Engineering from Loughborough University, and an MSc in Rapid Product Development from De Montfort University. Following completion of her MSc, Candice moved back to Loughborough University to undertake her PhD.
Candice’s research is in the area of Additive Manufacturing (commonly referred to as 3D Printing), and she is a founding member of the University’s Centre for Advanced Additive Manufacturing. She has been involved in Additive Manufacturing since 2000, initially working with metal-based sintering processes. Since then she has moved towards polymer-based processes, again mainly focused around sintering technologies.
Her major research focus is on material and process improvements for these technologies, in order to increase their uptake by industry. She has managed several consultancy and contract research projects, using the knowledge gained from previous government-funded research to help steer the selection and development of new materials for the Laser Sintering process. In addition she is supervising several PhD students working in these areas.
Her work has been recognised globally, most notably with the award of the 2011 Award for International Outstanding Young Researcher in Freeform and Additive Manufacturing, and the Rapid Prototyping Journal’s Outstanding Paper Award 2010. She was also an inaugural member of the EPSRC Early Career Forum in Manufacturing Research.
Candice is keen to improve the standard of education regarding Additive Manufacturing, and introduced a new Undergraduate/MSc-level module in this area, as of September 2013. She is also actively involved in a range of Outreach activities related to these technologies, with a particular passion for encouraging young people to consider Manufacturing as an exciting area for their future careers