Mr Michael Miles

Mr Michael Miles

Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering (Education)

School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics (Faculty of Science and Engineering)


BSc Eng (Hons), MPhil

Professional membership

C.Eng., M.I.Mech.E.

Teaching interests

Manufacturing and Business Systems

Quality and Project Management

Supply Chain Management

Waste Measurement

Research interests

Quality and Project Management
Lean manufacturing

Other research

Peer Assessment

Research degrees awarded to supervised students

Successfully supervised four Ph.D. and two M.Phil.  Currently supervising another two Ph.Ds.

  • Khaled Sherif, PhD, 2010:"Total Quality Management and Construction Project Management in Lybia"
  • Veronica Lattore, PhD, 2009: "The Construction Manager's Influence on Project Success"
  • Rupert Lorraine, MPhil, 2009: "The Development of a Best-Practice Framework for the implementation of Advanced Manufacturing Technologies (AMTs) in Low-Technology Enabled Small & Medium Enterprises (LTESMEs)"
  • Craig Woodward, MPhil, 2002: The application of Poka Yoke to administrative functions within an organisation.
  • Joachim Gingele, PhD, 2001: The future structure of Open Management Systems.
    Restricted Abstract: IoT 51-10772
  • John Bradford, PhD, 2000: The systematic redesign of  Manufacturing Systems in Small to Medium Sized Enterprises
  • Grants & contracts

    Teaching Company/KTP programme supervisions :

    • BD Ltd (2010-12 )
    • Rittal CSM Ltd (08 - 10)
    • Algram Group Ltd (06-08)
    • Patronics International Ltd (05-08)
    • Devonshire Pine Ltd (04-05)
    • Dart Valley Systems Ltd (03-05)
    • Teignbridge Propellors Ltd x2 (99-02)
    • Creative Products Ltd (96-98)
    • Patronics Ltd (95-97)
    • Quasar Microwave Technology Ltd (94-96)

    Bakthavatchaalam V.P., Miles M. and Machado-Taylor, M.L. (2018)* “The Influence of Rapidly Changing Higher Educational System on the Academics’ Research Productivity”, CHER Conference,30 Aug – 2 Sept., Moscow, Russia.

    Bakthavatchaalam V.P., Miles M. and Machado-Taylor, M.L. (2018)* “Motivation to Conduct Research in a Rapidly Evolving Academic Environment: A study of South Indian engineering institutions”,EAIR Conference, 26-29 Aug. 2018, Budapest, Hungary.

    Bakthavatchaalam V.P., Miles M. and Machado-Taylor, M.L. (2018) “Evolution of Coimbatore’s HEIs: Current Challenges and Future Directions”, CEHEC18, 12-13 Apr. 2018, Budapest, Hungary.

    Bakthavatchaalam V.P., Miles M., Horodnic I.A. and Machado-Taylor, M.L.(2017) “Research Productivity of Higher Educational Systems inTransition: A Study of Engineering Institutions in Coimbatore, India”**, Mission Responsible: Future ofEducation and Youth Work, 30 Nov-2 Dec., Athens, Greece.

    Bakthavatchaalam V.P., Miles M., Horodnic I.A. and Gingele J. (2017) “Influences of Cultural Identities onthe Research Productivity of Academics”**, UNESCO’s World Humanities Conference, 6-12 August,University of Liege, Belgium.

    Chuah Y D & Miles M E,  A study and improvement of test and measurement industry's supply chain system; 26th International Conference on Robotics, CADCAM and Factories of the Future, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, July 2011

    Davis, L, Miles, M, Riley, M and Pan, W (2010) Developing lean supply in construction. In: Egbu, C (Ed.), 26th Annual ARCOM Conference, Leeds. Association of Researchers in Construction Management, Vol. 1, 705-13.

    AS Virk, J Summerscales, W Hall, SM Grove and ME Miles
    The design, manufacture, mechanical testing and numerical modelling of an asymmetric composite crossbow limb Composites Part B: Engineering, 2009, 40(3), 249-257.

    Grove S M, Popham E, Miles M, An investigation of the skin/core bond in honeycomb sandwich structures using statistical experimentation techniques, Composites Part A: applied science and manufacturing, Volume 37, Issue 5, May 2006, Pages 804-812. DOI:  10.1016/j.compositesa.2005.07.005 

    Gingele J, Childe S J, Miles M, 2003, Incorporating links to ISO9001 into manufacturing process models using IDEF9000, International Journal of Production Research, Vol.41 No 13 (10 September) pp3091-3118.

    Gingele J, Childe S J, Miles M, 2002, A modeling technique for re-engineering business processes controlled by ISO9001, Computers In Industry, Vol.49, No.3 pp235-251.

    James N M, Miles M, Burton C, Ricketts C, Introducing Computer-Aided Peer Assessment (CAPA) in Engineering, The First International Conference on Teaching and Learning through Assessment, Hong Kong, June 2005.

    Gingele, J., Miles, M.E., Childe, S.J., (2003). Redesigning operating business processes whilst maintaining ISO 9001 certification. International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Production Management (IEPM 2003), FUCaM and University of Porto, Porto, Portugal, 26-28 May 2003, Vol. II, pp. 558-570.

    Gingele, J., Childe, S.J., Miles, M.E., (2003). IDEF9000 - A modelling technique for redesigning business processes controlled by ISO 9001. in: I.P. Tatsiopoulos and V.N. Leopoulos, eds., The 6th SMESME International Conference – Stimulating Manufacturing Excellence in Small and Medium Enterprises, Hellenic Management Association & National Technical University of Athens, Athens, Greece, 1-3 June 2003, pp. 221-232.

      Woodward C, Miles M, The transfer of Poka Yoke technologies from industrial to administration environments,  17th Conference of the Irish Manufacturing Committee, Galway, August 2000.