Dr Christopher Cleaver

Job title: 
Research associate

Christopher is a Senior Research Associate working on novel manufacturing processes for improved resource efficiency and productivity. His research covers three of the main processes we work on in the Use Less lab: flexible ring rolling, folding-shearing and flexible metal spinning – understanding the mechanics and operating window of these new ways to shape metal components.  

He is a graduate of Engineering with an MEng from University of Cambridge and spent 4 years working in Sierra Leone and Kenya initially through Engineers Without Borders UK.  In 2010 he set up and continues to have an interest in a biomass energy business in south-west Kenya recycling waste charcoal.