Ian Campbell, PhD
Ian Campbell is a professor in computer-aided product design at Loughborough University in the UK. He has led the Design Practice Research Group, served as director of the Research School of Design, and led the Digital Technologies Research Theme. Prior to 2000, Campbell was a lecturer at the University of Nottingham, working in the ground-breaking Rapid Prototyping Research Group led by Phill Dickens. Campbell began his career as an engineering designer at Ford Motor Company and the Rover Group.
Campbell has been working in the field of additive manufacturing since 1993. He has established international partnerships with colleagues in South Africa, Portugal, Slovenia, Egypt, and Romania. He is particularly interested in new design opportunities afforded by additive manufacturing and has advised industrial partners on how to best exploit them. He is an international honorary member of the Rapid Product Development Association of South Africa (RAPDASA) and has been editor of the Rapid Prototyping Journal since 1995.