Dr Chris Taylor

MEng, PhD

Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC)

Technical Fellow

Dr Chris Taylor

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Dr Chris Taylor
Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC)
Factory of the Future, Advanced Manufacturing Park
Wallis Way, Catcliffe
S60 5TZ

After completing his A-Levels, Chris spent a year in industry working for the power tools manufacturer, Black & Decker. He was subsequently sponsored by the company through his undergraduate degree, where he studied Mechanical Engineering at Bristol University. Chris continued his research career by obtaining a PhD in Mechanical Engineering and completing two further year’s post-doctoral research at Leeds University.

He has completed over 12 years of postdoctoral research in various departments across the University of Sheffield, and in 2010 joined the AMRC’s Machining Group. Chris has also supervised nine MSc and three EngD students whilst at the AMRC.


PhD in Mechanical Engineering

Research interests

Chris’s research interests include: Machining Science; Metal Cutting; Sustainable Manufacturing; Additive Manufacturing.


Journal articles

Conference proceedings papers


  • Taylor CM () Method of Machining. WO 2011/148157 A2 Appl. 01 Jan 1970. RIS download Bibtex download
Research group



Latest information can be found at: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1325-7804

Chris has been involved in a number of research and dissemination / outreach projects, spanning various TRL’s, during his time at the AMRC’s Machining Group. Most recent projects include: 

Engineering and Physical Sciences Council (EPSRC), Manufacturing the Future with Supercritical CO2 and Minimum Quantity Lubrication (PI). October 2021 - September 2024, £274,496.

University of Sheffield Grantham Centre for Sustainable Futures (Grantham Opportunities Fund), Environmentally Sustainable Manufacturing with Minimum Levels: of Harmful Emissions Energy and Resource Consumption, (PI), March 2019 - June 2019, £7,000. 

Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), Improved Productivity in Aerospace Materials Machining, (Co-I), June 2010 - January 2011, £35,000.