Dr Peter Osborne

MEng, PhD

Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC)

Senior Technical Fellow

Dr Peter Osborne

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

Pete obtained his MEng (2002) and PhD (2006) in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Sheffield. His PhD investigated the use of ultrasound to measure the contact and sealing of elements within the Regenesys Technologies experimental field cell where he developed a novel method of measuring the sealing performance between elements of the fuel cell stack.

In 2006, he joined the AMRC as a postdoctoral researcher within the Process Technology Group working on the development of the Orbital Drilling process which is used for the main wing to body joint on Boeing’s 787.

In 2013, Pete won a BAE Chairman's Bronze award for work developing a 3D tool wear measurement approach which enabled BAE to make multi-million-pound savings on the tooling for the F35 programme. Pete also led the delivery of the AMRC’s contribution to the Rolls-Royce High Performance Disc Manufacturing workstream within the SAMULET programme. This project developed new methods of manufacture for the key disc components within Rolls-Royce’s Trent family of engines which underpinned their decision to build their UK Disc facility in Washington, UK.

In 2015, he became the AMRC’s Senior Technology Officer where he supported the AMRC and its contribution to the wider High Value Manufacturing Catapult in the development and delivery of our manufacturing process technology strategy. In this role, Pete coordinated the EPSRC Catapult fellows programme which was designed to enable academic staff to spend six-months working with the HVM Catapult Centres to shorten the time taken for academic research to be translated into new products and processes.

Since 2018, Pete has been the AMRC’s Senior Technical Fellow and plays a leading role in developing the AMRC's technology strategy. His current research focuses on the development of roadmapping processes to provide foresight on the future technology, workforce and supply chain needs of the U


MEng (2002) and PhD (2006) in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Sheffield

Research interests

Pete’s research interests include: Technology Roadmapping; Process Optimisation; Materials and Manufacturing.


Journal articles

Conference proceedings papers

  • Osborne P, Armendia M, Garay A, Iriarte LM, Belloso J, Turner S & Arrazola P (2010) The influence of heat treatment in the machinability of titanium alloys: Ti6Al4V and Ti-5Al-4V-0.6 Mo-0.4 Fe (Ti54M). 4th CIRP international conference on high performance cutting RIS download Bibtex download
  • Dwyer-Joyce RS, Osborne P & Beck SBM (2006) Measurements of contact and leakge in a pipe flange gasket. Proceedings of STLE/ASME International Joint Tribology Conference, IJTC 2006, Vol. 2006 RIS download Bibtex download
  • Osborne P & Turner MS () The effect of cutting tool geometry on tool life when side cutting beta annealed Titanium 6Al/4V. IRP 2nd International Conference on Process Machine Interactions. University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada., 10 June 2010 - 11 June 2010. RIS download Bibtex download

Theses / Dissertations

  • Osborne P Contact Mechanics in Polymers for Fuel Cell Design. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Osborne P The Design and Analysis of a Carbon Fibre Reinforced Plastic Formula Student Chassis.. RIS download Bibtex download
Research group

AMRC Research Function


Pete has been involved in a number of research projects, spanning various technology readiness levels, during his time at the AMRC. Recent projects include:

EPSRC, EPSRC and NERC Centre for Doctoral Training in Offshore Wind Energy and the Environment, (Co-I), March 2019 - September 2027, £5,769,997. Grant Reference: EP/S023763/1

Innovate UK, KTP CW Fletcher, (PI), June 2016 - June 2018, £135,839. Grant reference: KTP010096