Mr Adam Aboutaleb

Job: Research Fellow

Faculty: Computing, Engineering and Media

School/department: Department of Engineering

Research group(s): Lean Engineering Research Group, Advanced Manufacturing Processes and Mechatronics Centre

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

T: +44 (0)116 207 8089




Personal profile

Research Fellow and PhD research student at the Lean Engineering Research Group within Advanced Manufacturing Processes and Mechatronics Centre of De Montfort University. Adam has completed his Master degree in Mechatronics at De Montfort University with distinction in September 2012. He also has 4-year industrial work experience in equipment maintenance and project planning and coordination for multi-million dollar projects in container terminals.

Adam has been involved in research projects at De Montfort University since January 2012. He started his research work in microwave electronics by investigating the dielectric properties of solid and liquid materials and the associated physical and chemical changes to the material due to electromagnetic waves.

Adam has been working at the Lean Research Group since September 2012 and has been involved in the management, supervision and implementation of different Technology Strategy Board funded projects. The projects integrate different engineering disciplines such as manufacturing science, materials science, information technology, art and media, civil engineering and mechanical engineering.  

Current Projects:

  • Development of an Autonomous Systems Development Tool (ASDT) for application within manufacturing operations-planning 
  • Achieving vertically-integrated carbon-fibre reinforcement design and manufacture demonstrators for structural manufacturing and construction 3-D composites (AVISC) 
  • Development of a Metadata-based Animation and Art Production Improvement Tool (MAAPIT)

Research group affiliations

Advanced Manufacturing Processes and Mechatronics Centre.

Research interests/expertise

  • Lean Manufacturing
  • Operations Management
  • Metadata Retrieval
  • Artwork Classification
  • Autonomous Manufacturing Systems
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Data Mining
  • Artificial Neural Networks


MSc in Mechatronics, BSc (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering

Honours and awards

Best Student-Engineering, De Montfort University, January 2013

Best MSc Project in Electronics, Rohde & Schwarz UK, January 2013

Membership of professional associations and societies

The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), March 2012 to Present, MIET

Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), December 2012 to Present, AMIMech

Conference attendance

  • The 26th ARMMS RT and Microwave Conference, 22-23 April 2013, Oxford, Measurement of Complex Dielectric Constant of Solids and Liquids over Frequency Range of 1 to 4 GHz Using Coaxial Cavity, Aboutaleb, A.; Oxley, C., Author and Presenter.
  • The 2013 IEEE 14th International Conference on Information Reuse and Integration, 14-16 August 2013, San Francisco, Web-based Metadata Retrieval Tool for Fine Art and Games Artwork, Aboutaleb, A.; Khalil, R.; Stockton, D. and Jackson, S., Author and Presenter.