Richard Bibb

United Kingdom
Rapid Prototyping, Additive Manufacturing, Industrial Design, Product Design, Medical Devices, ‎Orthotics, Prosthetics, Surgical Instruments, Dental ‎Technology


Prof. Bibb graduated from Brunel University with a BSc in Industrial Design in 1995 and then moved to the ‎National Centre for Product Design & Development Research (PDR) to undertake doctoral research in Rapid ‎Prototyping. After obtaining his PhD, he remained at PDR to conduct research into the medical ‎applications of product design and development technologies such as 3D scanning, 3D CAD, Rapid ‎Prototyping and Additive Manufacturing. He established the Medical Applications group at PDR, which ‎developed a medical modelling service for hospitals that continues to supply the vast majority of the UKs ‎medical models. He moved to Loughborough University in June 2008 to teach industrial and product design ‎and continue his research. His collaborative applied research has been presented at international ‎conferences in the UK, Belgium, Germany, Spain, Japan, South Africa, Egypt, Canada and the USA and ‎published in more than 80 peer-reviewed papers.‎ In 2013 he founded the Design for Digital Fabrication research group. He became Professor of Medical Applications of Design in 2015 and is also Associate Dean - Research for Loughborough Design School