Mr Adrian Hirst


Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC)

Technical Fellow - Automation

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Mr Adrian Hirst
Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC)
Factory 2050
Sheffield Business Park
S9 1ZA

Adrian joined the AMRC as a System Engineer in 2010 after graduating with a Masters from the University of Sheffield in Control and Systems Engineering. He has worked on a range of projects since then, involving robotics, controls systems and metrology. The majority of this work has been within high-value aerospace sector, with work now implemented on the production line for Tier-1 producers such as BAE Systems (inc. Chairman’s Silver Award for work on F-35 Countersinking), Airbus and Spirit AeroSystems; however he has also worked on projects in the construction and automotive sectors, and with a range of SMEs in various manufacturing sectors.

Adrian has deep experience during his time at the AMRC with a range of robotic systems and controls/fieldbus networks. Currently he is working on delivering technical work into Airbus UK, as well as assisting in the technical growth of the Integrated Manufacturing Group overall.



Research interests

Industrial Control Systems, Robotics, Aerospace

Research group

Integrated Manufacturing Group (IMG)