Mr Ben G. B. Kitchener

Research Associate


Thematic area:

Systems Integration, Software Engineering, Embedded Systems, Instrumentation & Control, Robotics, Metrology.


Ben Kitchener is an accomplished engineer with a comprehensive research and scientific development background, graduating from Sheffield Hallam University in 1997 with an honours degree in Engineering Physics. Ben is academically strong with research experience in the physical sciences and engineering, and has worked on research projects in the steel castings industry, and the aerospace, nuclear and environmental sectors. He has a wealth of industrial experience including product development and technical support, and has spent many years in university research groups and team-supervisory roles. Currently employed as Research Associate at the University of Sheffield.

Ben’s research interests are diverse: Robotic control systems, Welding process monitoring & algorithm development, Machine-learning for embedded systems, Small-scale soil-erosion processes, Environmental metrology & sensor development for optical turbidity, and monitoring applications.

Current Projects: Ben is involved in a number of active projects within Enabling Sciences for Intelligent Manufacturing, including the ATLAS ITk upgrade and various industrial collaborations in robotics and additive manufacturing

Past Projects:

SILOET II : Future Core Engine Systems [Rolls-Royce, Innovate UK]

  • Electronics design & development for waste thermal energy harvesting in aero-engines.
  • Wireless multi-parameter sensor node development.

DRAEM (Dynamics of Runoff and Erosion Modelling) [NERC]

  • Small-scale investigations of soil erosion by rainsplash.

Publications: Ben’s publications can be viewed on Google Scholar