Phil began his doctoral studies in Jan 2014; his PhD project in the Exploitation of Additive Manufacturing for the Manufacture of Components for Armoured Fighting Vehicles is funded by the EPSRC Industrial CASE Awards and BAE Systems. Phil's research interests include incomplete product, value propositions, product architecture, pervasive digital technologies, business models, service systems, service dominant logic and modularity theory.
Prior to the beginning of his doctoral studies, Phil worked for a 3D printing and scanning applications firm Europac 3D in a range of industries including automotive, aerospace, fashion, medical, television and film, with clients such as Wedgewood, Aston Martin, Pinewood Studios, SSE and RWE.
Phil's academic journey originally began in 2009 where he started at Bangor University to study product design (BSc). Phil graduated in 2012 with a First Class BSc (Hons) and went on to further his studies with an MBA which he completed in 2013. During his undergraduate studies, he worked on projects for two leading companies in their respective industries. First, DMM Engineering Ltd, a design and manufacturing company for leisure and industrial based height safety equipment. Second, a bespoke signage company IS Group, in locations including the City Walls and the Roman Amphitheatre in Chester and Newbury's Parkway Shopping Mall.
Further details of Phils research interests, papers and conference proceedings can be found at: https://warwick.academia.edu/PhilipDavies
Phil also runs his own blog which he tries to update regularly. Topics usually include his research, current technology related news, updates on the progress to date and occasionally he may blog about snowboarding, mountain biking or other sports that he participates in. http://philipdavies.blogspot.co.uk/