Dr. Paul Smith PhD

Job Title:

Research Fellow, School of Design


School of Design


Product Design
Design Thinking

Product Design


Dr. Paul Smith

After working as a Product Designer, Paul took on a first Masters degree in 2006 researching computer aided product development, this was followed by a second Masters degree in 2008 researching 3D print technology applications. This research carried into a PhD in 2008 researching generative design for 3D printing.

In total this has seen Paul working with 3D print technology for around 10 years, 5 years of which have been spent researching the technology and developing its applications.

He has lectured on 3D print technologies and was a guest lecturer at The Manufacturing Institute, focusing on advanced CAD and 3D print technology.

His research continues to look at future application of digital fabrication technology. More recently research has focused on participatory design and design thinking.

He has presented on the subject at a number of conferences around the world and has written articles for a wide range of journals.