Dr Christian Griffiths

Dr Christian Griffiths

Associate Professor, General Engineering

Welsh language proficiency

Basic Welsh Speaker
Office - 313
Third Floor
Engineering North
Bay Campus
Available For Postgraduate Supervision


BSc, PhD, CEng, MIMechE, SFHEA

Programme Coordinator for the following degree schemes:

  • BEng Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering (AIRBUS Higher Apprenticeship Scheme)
  • BEng Advanced Manufacturing Engineering

A Chartered Engineer (CEng) and a Member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (MIMechE) and a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA). My overall research interest lies in the field Robotics and Automation, Micro and Nano fabrication, 3D printing and novel Condition Monitoring Techniques. I have published 6 book chapters and 76 papers in peer-reviewed scientific journals and international conference proceedings where my total number of citations is 830 and my H index is 15. My research activity is coupled by 16 years of industrial experience within the Automotive sector and my current research areas for PhD based study at Swansea University are as follows:

  • KUKA robot path planning optimisation
  • KUKA robot machining strategies for aerospace alloys
  • Voice activation design for collaborative robots
  • Additive Manufacturing for prosthetics
  • Micro and Nano replication
  • Computational modelling of polymer micro parts
  • Development of tooling using Bulk Metallic Glasses
  • Tool surface treatments with Diamond Like Carbon
  • Novel condition monitoring for Micro and Nano fabrication

Areas Of Expertise

  • Robotics and Automation
  • Micro and Nano Fabrication
  • Machine Design
  • 3D Printing
  • Medical Engineering
  • Biomimetics

Career Highlights

Teaching Interests

Design of Machine elements

Robotics and Automation


Micro and Nano fabrication