Dr Hatim Laalej

MEng, PhD

Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre

Lead Engineer- Process Monitoring and Control

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Dr Hatim Laalej
Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre
Factory 2050
Sheffield Business Park
S9 1ZA

Hatim Laalej received an MEng degree in Computer Systems Engineering in 2007 and a Ph.D. in Control Systems in 2010 for his research on nonlinear vibration control systems of civil and mechanical structures at the department of Automatic Control and Systems Engineering, University of Sheffield. During his early academic years, he won the Sir Harold West Award for the display of academic and personal promise (2003-2004), and the Mappin Medal and Premium Award for the greatest distinction achieved throughout the MEng Degree (2006-2007) After several years' postdoctoral positions at Sheffield, he initially joined Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) as a project engineer in 2014 in the Process Monitoring & Control Group, was promoted to a technical lead in 2017 and a Lead engineer in 2021. Hatim has been also teaching control systems and automation modules at the AMRC Training Centre since 2016.

Research interests

Tool condition monitoring

Condition monitoring of machines

Sensing, instrumentation, signal processing and data acquisition systems

Computational Intelligent

Digital manufacturing

Adaptive manufacturing and process control

Passive, semi-active and active control of vibration.


Journal articles

Conference proceedings papers

Research group

Integrated Machining Group (IMG)


EPSRC, Autonomous Method for Detecting Cutting Tool and Machine Tool Anomalies in Machining, (Co-I), February 2020 - January 2023, £1.02M: Grant reference: EP/T024291/1

Innovate UK, Intelligent Tooling Embedded Sensors for Machines and Cutting Tools, Technical Lead, 2015-2017, £500K: Grant reference: 102025

Teaching activities

AMR21001 Control and Automation

AMR231 Engineering Systems and Control

PhD Supervision - Fibre Optic Coupled Infrared thermometer for process incurring harsh conditions. Secondary supervisor

PhD Supervision - A multi-sensor data-driven TCM system based on time-sensor decomposition. Secondary supervisor.

PhD Supervision - Development of Innovative Instrumentation and Modelling for 21st Century CNC Machining. Secondary supervisor

Professional activities and memberships

Member of the IET