Dr Daniela Sawyer

PhD, MIET, PgD Mgmt

Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC)

Technical Lead - Robotic Machining


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Dr Daniela Sawyer
Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC)
Factory 2050
Sheffield Business Park
S9 1ZA

Dr Daniela Sawyer is the Technical Lead in Robotic Machining at the University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC), leading a variety of projects related to machining with robots, improving robotic accuracy and developing robotic additive manufacturing cells. Daniela started her journey in the field of engineering in 2008 when she began her BEng degree in Aerospace Engineering at the University of Sheffield. Since then, she has completed a doctoral degree in structural dynamics and a postgraduate diploma in management for engineers. Daniela has been working at the AMRC since 2017 and has been part of a variety of projects related to conventional and non-conventional manufacturing techniques.

Research interests

Robotics, Robot Dynamics, Automation, Robot Accuracy


Journal articles

Conference proceedings papers


Research group

Integrated Manufacturing Group (IMG)


Research Associate and Technical PM for AMRC involvement: Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI) Strategic R&D Projects Batch 22- Additive Industrialisation for Future Technology (AIRLIFT), led by GKN Aerospace Filton AM (Hamish Rudram), from December 2018 to November 2023, 50% awarded grant of approximately £9,000,000, working with University of Sheffield, CFMS, GKN Aerospace, Siemens;

Research Associate and Leading AMRC involvement: Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), Made Smarter Innovation - Research Centre for Connected Factories, led by University of Nottingham (Svetan Ratchev), from September 2021 to February 2025, total awarded grant of approximately £5,000,000 with approximately £371,000 allocated directly to AMRC, working with University of Sheffield, University of Nottingham, University of Cambridge, and a consortium of industrial partners;

Professional activities and memberships

Member of IET