Steven Cox graduated in 2009 with a BEng degree in Mechanical Engineering from Durham University. He then completed a MSc by research in 2011, which developed statistically valid process improvement techniques to assess the root causes of variation in low-medium volume manufacture. During this time he spent 3 months in Industry on a project to statistically validate a destructive weld test with non-homogenous samples.
In January 2012 he started a Phd in the Mechanics group. This work will look at current practices and develop a new methodology of Process Control for Low Volume Production, with particular applications in machining processes.