The awards banquet will take place on October 14, 2014.
Biography: Dr. Adrian Bowyer did a first degree in mechanical engineering at Imperial College in 1973, and then did a PhD in tribology there. In 1977 he moved to Bath University's Department of Mathematical Sciences to do research in stochastic computational geometry. He then spent several years as the head of Bath's Microprocessor Unit in what is now Bath University Computing Services. In 1984 he took up a lectureship in manufacturing in Bath's Department of Mechanical Engineering and was subsequently promoted to senior lecturer. He retired in 2012 to concentrate on the RepRap Project and his company RepRapPro Ltd. (see below).
Dr. Bowyer's main areas of research are geometric modelling and geometric computing in general (he is one of the creators of the Bowyer-Watson algorithm for Voronoi diagrams), the application of computers to manufacturing, and the engineering use of biology, called Biomimetics. In Biomimetics he work on self-copying and self-assembly in engineering. He is the originator of the worldwide RepRap Project - a project that has created humanity's first general purpose self-replicating manufacturing machine. He is also a founder and director of RepRapPro Ltd - a company formed to sell RepRap kits and RepRap-related products and services.
Born in London in 1952. He is married to a retired schoolmistress and they have one adult daughter.Abstract: Coming soon