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Dr ERTUgrul UNVER (BSc, MSc, PhD, PgCert, Associate Professor) : Principal Enterprise Fellow (Reader) in 3D & Product Design, Course Leader for BA/BSc Product Design course

I am a Reader / Principal Enterprise Fellow on the BA/BSc (Hons) Product Design having joined the University of Huddersfield in 1999. Dr Unver entered the design industry when he started working for a UK based Industrial Design consultancy in 1995 as designer & CAD/CAM manager where he designed a number of consumer products including laptops, mobile phones, monitors, security & monitoring devices. In 1999, he was appointed as Senior Lecturer at the University of Huddersfield, teaching on BA/BSc Product Design, BSc Industrial Design and BA Transport Design courses. He was course leader for BA Industrial Design course for 5 years and also course leader for MA 3D Digital Design course for over 8 years. 

In 2013, he was awarded the title of Associate Professor by Higher Education Authority of Turkey (YOK). Recently, he has been appointed as a Principal Enterprise Fellow (Reader) at the University of Huddersfield, School of Art, Design and Architecture, Department of Architecture and 3D Design.  He has been a member of Higher Education Academy (FHEA (2013-), and was a member of Institution of Engineering Design (AIED), (2013-2015) Dr Unver has 10 years industrial and over 20 years academic experience in Research and Development. As an Engineer the areas of responsibility included, machine tools, manufacturing technologies (turning, milling, grinding, CNC, CAD/CAM, building of cementing and brick machinery, press, forging steelwork machinery, moulding design and manufacture. During college education Dr Unver trained as manufacturing engineer before taking a Degree in Mechanical Engineering. After gaining BSc Mechanical Engineering in 1986, completing MSc in 1989 in Engineering & Computer Programming, he has worked as a Research Assistant for 4 years and then as a Lecturer for 3 years. After completing his PhD, he became Assistant Professor at the University of Cukurova, Turkey in 1994.

Research Expertise and Interests

  • 3D Digital Design
  • Product Design 
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Application of 3D Modelling, 3D printing and 3D scanning technologies for design and new product development 

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Projects 2015 2019

Research Output 2006 2019

  • 7 Article
  • 6 Conference contribution
  • 1 Digital or Visual Products

A Design-based Approach to Enhancing Technical Drawing Skills in Design and Engineering Education using VR and AR Tools

Huerta Cardoso, O. I., Kus, A., Unver, E., Aslan, P. R., Dawood, M., Kofoglu, M. & Ivanov, V., 26 Feb 2019, 14th International Joint Conference on Computer Vision, Imaging and Computer Graphics Theory and Applications: VISIGRAPP 2019. Kerren, A., Hurter, C. & Braz, J. (eds.). Portugal: Science and Technology Publications, Lda., Vol. 3. p. 306-313 8 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Open Access
best practice
research project

An evaluation of technical drawings training needs for developing new training methods

Kus, P. A., Aslan, P. R., Unver, E., Huerta Cardoso, O. I., Dimitrov, P. L., Tomov, A. P. P. & Tekin, P. Y., 24 Jun 2018, ХXVII International Scientific and Technical Conference AUTOMATION OF DISCRETE PRODUCTION ENGINEERING “ADP – 2018”: ХXVII международна научно-техническа конференция Автоматизация на Дискретното Производство“ АДП – 2018”. 224 ed. Bulgaria, Vol. 3. p. 309 - 317 8 p. (Sozopol at the Recreation base of TU Sofia; vol. 3, no. 224).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

training method
method of teaching

Design and Development of 3D Printed Textile Structures.

Grain, E. & Unver, E., 5 Jul 2017

Research output: Non-textual formDigital or Visual Products

Open Access
3D printers
Rapid prototyping
Product design

Design and development of a medical product using 3D technologies: Scalp cooling cap design case study

Unver, E., Sorbie, C., Silkstone, R., Kagioglou, M., Paxman, R. & Burke, P., Apr 2017, Challenges for Technology Innovation: An Agenda for the Future: Proceedings of the International Conference on Sustainable Smart Manufacturing (S2M 2016), October 20-22, 2016, Lisbon, Portugal. Bartolo, H., Moreira da Silva, F., Roseta, F., Bártolo, P., Almendra, R., Amorim Almeida, H. & Lemos, A. C. (eds.). CRC Press, p. 51-56 6 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

2 Citations (Scopus)

Digital sculpting for historical representation: Neville tomb case study

Frank, F., Unver, E. & Benincasa-Sharman, C., 2017, In : Digital Creativity. 28, 2, p. 123-140 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Motion pictures
Software packages

Activities 2012 2018

  • 2 Oral presentation
  • 1 Invited talk
  • 1 International Collaboration

Technical University of Sofia

Omar Ivan Huerta Cardoso (Visiting researcher), Ertu Unver (Visiting researcher)
7 Nov 201810 Nov 2018

Activity: Visiting an external institution typesInternational Collaboration

3D printing for Medical Product Development: The Advantages of Additive Manufacturing to Reduce Cost of Design and Development in the Medical Industry: Paxman Case Study

Ertugrul Unver (Speaker), Christian Sorbie (Speaker), Michail Kagioglou (Speaker), Richard Paxman (Speaker)
12 Apr 2016

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

3D Printed Fashion: A Dual Approach

Emma Grain (Speaker), Ertu Unver (Contributor to Paper or Presentation)
5 Sep 2016

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Making it real: virtual tools in 3D creative practice

Lionel Dean (Speaker), Ertugrul Unver (Speaker), Ian Campbell (Speaker), De Beer Deon (Speaker)
24 Sep 2012

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation