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Professor Guy Bingham

Job: Professor of Design / Director of the Design Unit

Faculty: Arts, Design and Humanities

School/department: School of Design

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH

T: 0116 257 7862



Personal profile

Prof Guy Bingham is Chair of Design at De Montfort University and Director of the Design Unit– an autonomous, design-research organisation that offers a range of research and New Product Development (NPD) opportunities. He holds a first degree in Product Design & Manufacture and a PhD in the Design for 3D printing, both from Loughborough University. He has been an active researcher in 3D printing since 2003 and an internationally recognised expert on 3D printing textiles/fashion and design for 3D printing.

His total research grant funding is in excess of £7.6million and includes projects from the EPSRC, Innovate UK, EU commission, AHRC and Research England. Prof Bingham is a Peer Review College member for the AHRC and EPSRC with a portfolio of over 50 publications including Journal and Conference articles, Book chapters, Patents and exhibited Artworks.

Research interests/expertise

Design, Digital Design, Design Practice, Engineering Design, Manufacturing, CAD, 3D printing

Areas of teaching

Design, Design Practice, Engineering Design, Manufacturing, CAD, 3D printing



Courses taught

Product Design, Industrial Design 

Honours and awards

Future Textile Award 2017 Finalists, 3D Fashion project
Highly Commended Paper winner for Rapid Prototyping Journal, 2014, “Additive manufactured textiles for high-performance stab resistant applications”

Membership of professional associations and societies

AHRC Peer Review College
EPSRC Peer Review College
Member Institute of Engineering Design 


Impacting Business by Design -

Externally funded research grants information

  • £4,650,000, Impacting Business by Design, Research England, 2019
  • £408,900, Direct Garment 3D printing, EPSRC, 2015 
  • £1,400, EPSRC Strategic and Leadership Development Fund, 2013
  • £121,261, Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) project, Nusing Ltd, TSB, 2010
  • £165,233, AHRC Creative Cluster, AHRC, 2018
  • £60,660, Personalised Body Armour via Additive Manufacturing, InUK/SBRi, 2016 
  • £22,221, EPSRC Small Equipment base for Early Career Researchers, 2012
  • £153,69, EPSRC Small Equipment base for Early Career Researchers, 2012
  • £9,000, EPSRC Bridging the Gaps project, Design optimisation street furniture, 2012
  • £20,000, EPSRC Bridging the Gaps project, Cultural Baton, EPSRC, 2011
  • £10,000, EPSRC Bridging the Gaps project, Directions for Body-fit Products, EPSRC, 2011
  • £121,26, Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) project, Fire Curtains PLC, TSB, 2009

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