Ben Morgan MEng CEng FIMechE is Research Director at AMRC and is responsible for the £43m Factory 2050. He leads a multi-disciplinary team of over 70 engineers carrying out transformative research for UK manufacturing industry. Factory 2050 is the world’s first fully reconfigurable assembly and component manufacturing facility for collaborative research and the venture has increased the group’s ability to transform research into high tech solutions for some of the world’s leading aerospace and engineering companies. Ben has previously been PI on a number of large innovation projects including VIEWS (£2.2m of £30m, Innovate UK), Spirit AeroSystems Aerostructures Factory of the Future (£2.3m, Innovate UK), Meggitt M4 (£1m of £6m, Innovate UK) and Airbus Factory of Aircraft Future (£1.8m of £15m, Innovate UK). Morgan has won several BAE Systems Chairman’s Business Innovation awards developing automated solutions for aircraft manufacture. Morgan also sits on the executive board for the EPSRC Electrical Machine Manufacturing Hub, EPSRC Machining Industrial Doctorate Centre and the EPSRC Future Metrology Hub.