Dr Lloyd Tinkler


Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC)

Technical Fellow - Electrical Materials

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

Lloyd holds a MEng in electronic engineering from the University of Hull, and a PhD from the University of Sheffield, for his research on the optical nonlinearities of semiconductor waveguides. He is registered as a Chartered Engineer with the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and is currently employed as a Senior Project Engineer in the Integrated Manufacturing Group (IMG) at the AMRC.

In his role, Lloyd has led numerous projects for aerospace companies on topics including the robotic application of sealants and adhesives, and the use of autonomous mobile robots for internal logistics. He has also led the research on machine learning for robotics, and reconfigurable and flexible manufacturing systems for high-value products, culminating in the design and construction of a state of the art reconfigurable robot assembly cell. This research is currently being transferred to the low-volume manufacture of high-value electrical machines for performance critical applications such as aerospace and niche-automotive as part of the EPSRC Future Electrical Machines Manufacturing Hub.



Research interests

Lloyd’s research interests include: Electrical Machines Manufacture; Laser Processing of Electrical Steels; Coil Winding; Robot Accuracy


Journal articles

Conference proceedings papers


Research group

Integrated Manufacturing Group (IMG)


Lloyd has been involved in a number of research projects, spanning various TRL’s, during his time at the AMRC. Most recent projects include: 

  • EPSRC, Reconfigurable robotics for responsive manufacture - R3M, (Co-investigator), September 2021-September 2024, £1.6M (£364,000 to AMRC): Grant reference: EP/V051180/1
  • EPSRC, Future Electrical Machines Manufacturing Hub, (Research Associate), April 2019 - March 2026, £10.4M (£1.7m to AMRC): Grant reference: EP/S018034/1
  • APC, Industrialisation of Magtec Motors, (Research Associate), January 2020 - November 2022, £15.3M (£350,000 to AMRC).