Mr Lakhvir Singh

Job: PhD Researcher at DMU and Operational Research Officer at C4FF

Faculty: Technology

School/department: School of Engineering and Sustainable Development

Research group(s): Centre for Advanced Manufacturing Processes and Mechatronics

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

T: N/A




Personal profile

Having strong experience in several areas of Information Technology (Design and development of software products, Search Engine Optimisation, e-learning Systems, Technology evaluation and installation etc.) which is gained by working on number of research projects funded by the UK government’s Technology Strategy Board (TSB); and European Commission (EC) under FP7 and H2020 programme. Since 2010, I have been working on number of technology projects to support companies in the area of Innovation Management, Knowledge Management, Sales and Demand forecasting, e-Learning applications and Autonomous systems.

My technical expertise includes cross-platform proficiency (Windows, UNIX, Linux and MS-DOS); fluency in number of scripting/programming languages (including C, C++,, VB, Java,, HTML, HTML5, and XML), database technologies (RDF, Oracle 10i, FoxPro, MS-SQL, MySQL and MS Access), Content and Document Management Systems (Joomla, Wordpress, Moodle, Microsoft SharePoint)  and advanced knowledge of developer applications and tools, methodologies and best practices (including MVC, client/server architecture and peer-to-peer distributed system).

Though I am eager to learn and improve in all aspects of information technology, my specific interest lies in the area of design and development of knowledge based solutions, Innovation management, product-services design, software design and development and Autonomous Systems.

In my current role at Centre for Factories of the Future (C4FF), I am a member of research and development team who has been working in collaboration with number of academic and private companies on RTD projects funded by TSB and EC. My other keys activities in C4FF are:

  • Research into latest technologies, evaluating performance, installing and introducing to company staff and partners.
  • Web server management and publishing of web applications.
  • Data collection and analysis
  • Actively contributing to the overall research activities of the unit with dedicated publications and participation in conferences and workshops.
  • Project management, facilitation of various activities.

In doctoral research programme with De Montfort University, I am doing research on Innovation Management Framework to create an innovation management ecosystem. This research programme commenced with a thorough study of the current literature on the development and management of innovation. The programme is applying primary research methods to validate the knowledge gained from secondary research.

Key research outputs

Ziarati, R., Ziarati, M. Singh, L. Urosevic, L., Reimer, P., Kotte, O., Elorriaga, A., Lopez, S. (2013) Development of an Online Innovation Platform for SMEs. In: Proceedings of Tools and Methods of Competitive Engineering (TMCE 2014), Budapest, Hungary, May 2014. (Paper Accepted)

Ziarati, R. Ziarati, M., and Singh, L. (2013) Looking into the Future –Development of an Integrated Ship Management System Ensuring Efficient Propulsion and Minimum Emissions of Pollutant. In: Proceedings of the 21st International Maritime Lecturers Association Conference Fisheries and Marine Institute of Memorial University of Newfoundland St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, October 2013.

Ziarati, M., Akdemir, B., Bilgili, E., Ziarati, R., and Singh, L. (2013) Development of a Neural Network Mathematical Model for Demand Forecasting in Fluctuating Markets. In: Proceedings of The 11th International Conference on Manufacturing Research (ICMR 2013), Cranfield University, Cranfield UK, 19-20 September 2013, pp 163-168, ISBN 978-1-907413-23-0, ISSN 2053-3373.

Ziarati, M., Singh, L. and Ziarati, R. (2013) Design of an Innovation Platform For Manufacturing SMEs. In: Proceedings of The 11th International Conference on Manufacturing Research (ICMR 2013), Cranfield University, Cranfield UK, 19-20 September 2013, pp 51-55, ISBN 978-1-907413-23-0, ISSN 2053-3373.

Urosevic, L., Reimer, P., Kotte, O., Guelcu, N., Elorriaga, A., Lopez, S. Ziarati, R., Ziarati, M. Singh, L. (2013) Business Process Improvement by Advanced Innovation Process Management in SME. In: Proceeding of the 7th International Working Conference ’’Total Quality Management – Advanced and Intelligent Approaches’’ Belgrade, Serbia, June 2013.

Ziarati, M., Singh, L. and Ziarati, R. (2013) Design and Development of Central Knowledge Repository for Innovation Platforms. In: Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Intelligent Decision Technologies, Sesimbra, Portugal, June 2013.


Research interests/expertise

  • Online Collaborative Platforms
  • Innovation Management
  • New Product Development
  • Product-Service System
  • Knowledge Management
  • Semantic Search and Ontologies

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