Prof Paul Mativenga

Chair in Multiscale & Sustainable Manufacturing, The University of Manchester

32nd CIRP Conference on Life Cycle Engineering

The 32nd CIRP Conference on Life Cycle Engineering will take place at The University of Manchester 9-11 June 2025.

CIRP is the world leading organization in production engineering research and is at the forefront of design, optimization, control and management of processes, machines and systems. It’s official name is the International Academy of Production Engineering - College International pour la Recherche en Productique (CIRP). The Academy has restricted membership based on demonstrated excellence in research and has some 600 worldwide academic and industrial members.

LCE2025 will be the 32nd edition of the successful global conference series on Life Cycle Engineering organized under the auspices of CIRP. Experts from industry and academia will meet to discuss how the community can assess and improve sustainability throughout all phases of the life cycle. Targeted application areas comprise, amongst others, manufacturing, electronics, energy systems, transport and mobility, healthcare systems.

Prof Mativenga commented:  “We are excited and honoured to be hosting a premier global conference in life cycle engineering in 2025 at a critical time as Manchester aims for net zero carbon by 2038. This will provide a melting pot of ideas for the net zero transition in manufacturing and for industrial sustainability.  We welcome world leading experts and friends. Join us to share in our university values of a pioneering spirit, knowledge, wisdom and humanity. A great place to inspire and be inspired”

Prof Mativenga research team works in the Laser Material Processing Research Centre and low carbon manufacturing, circular economy and sustainable manufacturing. His team researches and understands how the manufacturing industry can be made technologically and economically competitive while operating within the boundaries of environmentally friendly manufacture and exploiting the transition to a circular economy. He works closely with other teams in the School working on other  areas for example, Digital Manufacturing, Industry 4.0 and Industry 5.0, Robotics, Engineering Health, Mechanics and Advanced Materials Processing.

Prof Mativenga has been a Manchester Conference Ambassador for many years, having supported many conferences in Manchester, including numerous editions of the International MATADOR Conference on Advanced Manufacturing.