Professor Stefan Dimov Dipl Ing, PhD, DSc, CEng, FIMechE

Professor Stefan Dimov

Department of Mechanical Engineering
Professor of Micro Manufacturing
Head of Advanced Manufacturing Technology Centre

Contact details

Address
School of Mechanical Engineering
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TT
UK

Stefan Dimov’s research interests encompass the broad area of advanced manufacturing with a special focus on Micro and Nano Manufacturing, Additive Manufacturing and Hybrid Manufacturing technologies. He established the Micro Manufacturing and Hybrid Manufacturing labs which are now widely recognised for their internationally leading research.

His academic output includes more than 250 technical papers and 13 books. He has supervised over 20 PhD theses to completion. He has won in excess of £30M in external research grants and contracts.

In addition to pursuing and leading research, he has also been very active with knowledge transfer to industry, applying the results of his work to help multinational companies and SMEs to generate wealth and create and safeguard jobs.

He is the recipient of Thomas Stephens Group Prize awarded by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers in 2000 and 2003.  

Qualifications

  • DSc in Advanced Manufacturing Technology 2011
  • Fellow of IMechE, 2010
  • Chartered Engineer, IMechE, 2010
  • PhD in Manufacturing Engineering 1989
  • Dipl. Eng. in Mechanical Engineering - 1984

Biography

Stefan Dimov obtained his Diploma Engineer and Doctoral degrees in 1984 and 1989 respectively from Moscow State University of Technology and the Doctor of Science degree in 2011 from Cardiff University.

In 1994, Stefan started his professional career at Cardiff University (CU) as a Research Associate working on an EC funded research project. Following this he was promoted first to a Senior Research Associate post and then to the General Manager, Distinguished Senior Research Fellow and Operations Director of the Manufacturing Engineering Centre (MEC) with responsibilities for a portfolio of R&D projects and for supervising post docs and PhD students under three themes, engineering applications of AI techniques, concurrent engineering and advanced manufacturing technology.

In 2001, a Micro and Nano Manufacturing R&D programme in Cardiff was initiated by him with a focus on advanced manufacturing research for miniaturised products and systems. In 2004, Stefan became a Co-Director of the CU Innovative Manufacturing Research Centre (CUIMRC) that was created with an award of a £3.25M grant from EPSRC’s Innovative Manufacturing Programme. Also, in 2004 a 7.5 M€ grant was secured from the EC to form an European Network of Excellence (NoE) in Multi-Material Micro Manufacture (4M) and Stefan was appointed as the Network Coordinator/Director. In 2005, in recognition of the MEC research achievements and state-of-the-art facilities in Micro and Nano Technology (MNT) the Centre became one of the main nodes within the UK MNT Network with the award of a £3.5M capital grant from the DTI and Welsh Assembly Government (WAG). To build upon and develop further the strong research links in the 4M NoE a self-sustained 4M Association (www.4m-association.org) was created in 2009 and he is currently its Executive Officer.

After moving to Birmingham in September 2011 he was appointed the Head of the Advanced Manufacturing Technology Centre (AMTC) at the School of Mechanical Engineering in 2012 and then he led it until the end of 2015. The AMTC Micro Manufacturing and Hybrid Manufacturing labs were established by him in 2012 and 2013. For the relatively short period of time the two labs have gained an international and national recognition for their research and have attracted in access £3M through a portfolio of national and international grants. In 2015 he was appointed Head of the Manufacturing Research Group (MRG) of the newly formed School of Engineering.

Since his promotion to Personal Chair in Cardiff in 2006 and currently as Chair in Micro Manufacturing in Birmingham he has carried out research in Advanced Manufacturing, with a special focus on advances in Micro and Nano Manufacturing, Additive Manufacturing and Hybrid Manufacturing technologies. In his academic career Stefan has so far published over 250 technical papers and co-authored 13 books. He has supervised 24 PhD candidates to successful completion and has been Principal and Co-investigator of more than 70 projects with a total value in excess of £30M funded by EPSRC, ESRC, Royal Academy of Engineering, DTI, TSB, WAG, EU, Innovate UK and KTP.

Stefan is an active researcher with core expertise in characterisation, modelling and development of advanced manufacturing technologies, maintaining a significant output of papers in journals of international standing while also having a proven track record for initiating and managing research projects involving strong end user participation (more than 150 such organisations to-date). He is an enthusiastic team player and, as such, he welcomes opportunities to employ his skills through acting as a project co-investigator and regularly co-author with colleagues and research students. Also, Stefan is proactive in encouraging a supportive culture for personal development among those he leads.

Teaching

Teaching Programmes

  • Mechanical Design A
  • Laser-Based Manufacturing
  • Synoptic Mechanical Engineering
  • Engineering design projects, in both teams and individual supervision

PhD opportunities

Research

Research Themes

  • Micro and Nano Manufacturing (MNM). The focus of my research is on micro tool-making and replication as key enabling technologies for scale up MNM. Particularly, the research is focused on investigating and optimising complementary tool-making and replication technologies, such as laser machining, focus ion beam (FIB) milling, micro electro discharge machining (EDM), micro milling, micro injection moulding and embossing. Another aspect of my research in this field is the design and validation of tool making and manufacturing process chains/platforms that integrate component technologies to address specific application requirements.
  • Layer Based Manufacturing (LBM). My interests are in applying the LBM principals to a range of material removal processes, e.g. milling, laser ablation, laser direct manufacturing, EDM and FIB milling, and by combining their technological capabilities in hybrid manufacturing platforms to address requirements for function and length scale integrations in existing and new emerging products. This include the development and validation of CAD/CAM solutions for “adaptive” LBM of large 3D surfaces and automating the datum set-up operations, and thus to facilitate the seamless integration of beam-based modules for functional surface texturing with other machining processes.
  • Laser Structuring and Texturing. The research is focused on the process design in implementing laser-based modules for functional surface structuring, texturing and polishing that can be integrated with other component technologies, e.g. milling, into machining platforms for achieving function and length scale integration in existing and new emerging products targeting various eco/bio application areas. The capabilities and process design issues in employing the latest generation of industrial ultra-short pulsed lasers, especially femto- and pico- second laser sources, and MOPA-based Yb fibre lasers for scanning micro-processing and surface structuring are of a particular interest in this research.
  • Synergistic Process-Material Design. The research is focused on the development of a systematic approach for synergistic deployment of advanced material processing technologies, i.e. those for grain refinement and deposition of amorphous and nanostructured materials with their superior mechanical and physical properties, in combination with their respective machining, structuring and forming technologies for producing miniaturised parts. The motivation is to create hybrid manufacturing platforms for incorporating nano, micro and meso scale functional layers/structures/features in devices/components.
  • Technology Maturity Assessment. The research aims to develop and implement a methodology for systematic analysis of technological interfaces between material processing, machining, structuring, forming and replication processes in hybrid manufacturing platforms that takes into account the processing capabilities of both the constituent individual processes involved and their interdependencies, and also the overall capabilities of given two processing technologies (process pairs) in achieving the functional requirements of a product.

Some of the major grants awarded to Stefan Dimov as principal investigator:

  • “Modular laser based additive manufacturing platform for large scale industrial applications (MAESTRO)” (2016-2019), Sponsor: European Commission (H2020), Value: €690K
  • “Laser Machining of Ceramic Interface Cards  for 3D wafer bumps” (2015 - 2018), Sponsor: Korea Institute for Advancement of Technology, Value: £168K
  • “European ESRs Network on Short Pulsed Laser Micro/Nanostructuring of Surfaces (LASER4FUN)” (2015-2019), Sponsor: TSB/EPSRC, Value: €547K
  • “High throughput integrated technologies for multimaterial functional Micro Components (HINMICO)” (2013-2016), Sponsor: European Commission (FP7),Value: €316K
  • “High performance Production line for Small Series Metal Parts (Hyproline)” (2012 - 2015), Sponsor: European Commission (FP7), Value: €375K
  • “Laser-Based Modules for Functional Surface Texturing: Integration and Process Design Issues” (2011 - 2016), Sponsor: Korean Government, Value: £190K
  • “Flexible Compression Injection Moulding Platform for Multi-Scale Surface Structures (IMPRESS)” (2010-2013), Sponsor: European Commission (FP7),Value: €344K
  • “Printable, Organic and Large-Area Realisation of Integrated Circuits (POLARIC)” (2010 - 2013), Sponsor: European Commission (FP7), Value: €965K
  • “Integrating European research infrastructures for the micro-nano fabrication of functional structures and devices out of a knowledge-based multimaterials’ repertoire (EUMINAfab)” (2009-2013), Sponsor: European Commission (FP7),Value: €841K
  • “Access to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Equipment at Cardiff” (2008 - 2012), Sponsor: EPSRC, Value: £539K
  • “Rolled multi material layered 3D shaping technology (MULTILAYER)” (2008-2012), Sponsor: European Commission (FP7),Value: €467K
  • “Converging technologies for micro systems manufacturing (COTECH)” (2008 - 2012), Sponsor: European Commission (FP7), Value: €306K
  • “MicroTechnologies for Re-launching European Machine Manufacturing SMEs (LAUNCH-MICRO).” (2005-2009), Sponsor: European Commission (FP6),Value: £303K
  • “Surface Enhanced Micro Optical Fluidic Systems (SEMOFS)” (2005 - 2008), Sponsor: European Commission (FP6), Value: €306K
  • “Provision of focussed ion beam and continuing maintenance and support package for the MicroBridge facility” (2005-2010), Sponsor: WDA, Value: £2,572K
  • “Facilities for Micro-machining and micro fabrication of non-silicon components (MicroBridge)” (2005 - 2010), Sponsor: DTI, Value: £5,005K
  • “Charged Particle Nanotech (CHARPAN)” (2005-2009), Sponsor: European Commission (FP6),Value: £218K
  • “Multi-Material Micro Manufacture  (4M)” (2004 - 2008), Sponsor: European Commission (FP6), Value: £1,290K
  • “Tooling for Non-Silicon Micro Components (µTooling)” (2005-2007), Sponsor: EPSRC, Value: £608K
  • “Micro Tooling Centre  (MTC)” (2002 - 2005), Sponsor: European Commission (ERDF), Value: £795K

Other activities

  • Associate Editor of the ASME Journal of Micro- and Nano-Manufacturing and Precision Engineering Journal;
  • Member of the Peer Review Colleges of the UK, Enterprise Ireland, the Danish, the Italian and Flanders Research Councils, QNRF and an expert reviewer for the European Commission in the area of advanced manufacturing.
  • Member of the Editorial Boards of the IMechE Journal Part B “Engineering Manufacture”, Micromachines Journal and Bentham Science Journal “Micro and Nanosystems”.
  • Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE)
  • Leading role in major international initiatives, European Micro and Nano Manufacturing (MINAM) platform and European Initiative for Sustainable Development by Nanotechnologies (NANOfutures);
  • Executive Officer of the 4M International Association (www.4m-association.org);
  • Chair or Co-Chair of 4M2005 in Karlsruhe (Germany). 4M2006 in Grenoble (France). 4M2007 in Borovets (Bulgaria), 4M2008 in Cardiff (UK), 4M/ICOMM 2009 in Karlsruhe (Germany), 4M2010 in Oyonnax (France), 4M2011 in Stuttgart (Germany), 4M2012 in Vienna (Austria), 4M2013 in San Sebastian (Spain), 4M/ICOMM 2015 in Milano (Italy), 4M/IWMF 2016 in Copenhagen.
  • Visiting Professor at Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria

Publications

Keynote Papers and Invited Presentations

  • 9th International Laser Symposium & International Symposium, 23–24 February 2016, Dresden, Germany
  • H2020 Laser Manufacturing Brokerage Event, 11 November 2015, AIMEN Technology Centre,, Porriño – Pontevedra, Spain
  • MTF 70th Scientific Conference of Technical University of Sofia, September 2015, Sozopol, Bulgaria
  • TSB/AILU Industrial workshop “Innovations for economic growth: The UK uptake of Laser Materials Processing”, MTC, UK, 8th Jul 2014
  • 9th International Workshop on Micromanufacturing Technology (IWMT 2013), Smart Surface Texturing Technology for ECO/BIO Industries, 4-5 July 2013, Jeju, Korea
  • International Laser Applications Symposium 2013 (ILAS 2013), 12-13 March 2013, Nottingham, UK
  • International Conference on Optoelectronics and Microelectronics (2012 ICOM), 23-25 August 2012, Changchun, China 
  • 8th International Workshop on Micromanufacturing Technology (IWMT 2012), Smart Surface Texturing Technology for ECO/BIO Industries, 17 July 2012, Seoul, Korea
  • The 30th International Congress on Applications of Lasers & Electro-Optics (ICALEO 2011), 23-27 October 2011, Disney World Resort, Florida, USA
  • Korea – EU Forum on Micro-Manufacturing, 24 September 2010, Tampere, Finland
  • 2nd Aachen Precision Days Conference, 18-19 May 2010, Aachen Germany
  • The Launch of the European Micro and Nano Manufacturing Platform (MINAM), January 2008, Brussels
  • The European Semiconductor Conference, 8-9 May 2008, Cardiff, UK
  • The 17th Microtechnology Conference (MICRONORA 2009), 24-26 September 2008, Besancon, France
  • The 2nd International Conference on Micro Manufacturing (ICOMM2007), November 2007, Greenville, USA
  • The 11th Micromachine Summit, 1-4 May 2005, Richardson, Texas, USA
  • The 8th International Conference on Management of Innovative Technologies MIT' 2005, 22-24 September 2005, Fiesa, Slovenia
  • The 4th International Microforming Workshop, 14-15 November 2005, Erlangen, Germany
  • The 10th Micromachine Summit, 2-5 May 2004, Grenoble, France
  • The 2nd International Conference on Challenges in Higher Education and Research in 21st Century, 2-5 June 2004, Sozopol, Bulgaria
  • The 2nd IEEE International Conference on Industrial Informatics, INDIN 2004, June 2004, Berlin, Germany
  • The 3rd Workshop of the UK Precision Engineering Network, 15th September 2004, OpTIC Technium, St Asaph, North Wales
  • The 10th International Micromachine/Nanotechnology Symposium, 11 November 2004, Tokyo, Japan.
  • 18th International Conference on Computer Aided Production Engineering, Edinburgh, Scotland,  2003.
  • The 1st Int. Conference on Advanced Research in Virtual and Rapid Prototyping, 1-4 October 2003, Leiria, Portugal.
  • The Third CIRP International Seminar on Intelligent Computation in Manufacturing Engineering (ICME), Ischia, Italy, 2002
  • The International Conference on Manufacturing Automation, 10-12 December 2002, Hong Kong.

Recent Journal papers

  • Elkaseer AM, Dimov SS, Pham DT, Popov KB, Olejnik L and Rosochowski A (2016) Material microstructure effects in micro-endmilling of Cu99.9E, IMechB Part B (in press)
  • Shang X., Penchev P., Guo C., Lancaster M., Dimov S., Dong Y. and de Rijk E. (2016) W-band Waveguide Filters Fabricated by Laser Micromachining and 3-D Printing, IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques (in press)
  • Penchev P., Dimov S., Bhaduri D. (2016) Experimental Investigation of 3D Scanheads for Laser Micro Processing, Journal of Optics and Laser Technology, 81, 55-59
  • Jwad T, Deng S, Butt H, Dimov S (2016) Laser induced single spot oxidation of titanium, Applied Surface Science, 387, 617–624
  • Bhaduri D., Penchev P., Dimov S. and Soo S.L. (2016) An investigation of accuracy, repeatability and reproducibility of laser micromachining systems, Measurement, 88, 248-261
  • Penchev P., Shang X., Dimov S. and Lancaster M. (2016) Novel manufacturing route for scale up production of THz technology devices, ASME J. of Micro and Nano-Manufacturing, 4, 14 pages
  • Vella P., Dimov S., Minev R., Brousseau E. (2016) Technology Maturity Assessment of Micro and Nano Manufacturing Processes and Process Chains, IMechB Part B (in-press)
  • Vella P., Dimov S. and Kolew A. (2016) Process chain for serial manufacture of polymer components with micro- and nano-scale features: Optimisation Issues, IMechB Part B (in press), doi: 10.1177/0954405415619344
  • Penchev P., Dimov S., Bhaduri D. and Soo S. L. (2016) Generic integration tools for reconfigurable laser micromachining systems, Journal of Manufacturing Systems, 38, 27-45
  • Deng, S., Penchev, P., Liu, J., Wang, Y., Jiang, K., Dimov, S., Zhang, Z., Liu, Y., Leng, J. & Butt, H. (2015) Laser directed writing of flat lenses on buckypaper, Nanoscale 7, 29, p. 12405-12410
  • P. Penchev, S. Dimov, D. Bhaduri, S. L. Soo and B. Crickboom (2015) Generic software tool for counteracting the dynamics effects of optical beam delivery systems, IMechB Part B (in press), doi: 10.1177/0954405414565379 (17 pages)
  • X. Shang, M. Lancaster and S Dimov (2015) Microwave waveguide filter with broadside wall slots, Electronics Letter, (in press), doi: 10.1049/el.2014.4383 (2 pages)
  • Vella P., Dimov S., Brousseau E., Whiteside B. Vella (2015) A new process chain for producing bulk metallic glass replication masters with micro and nano scale features, Int. J. Advanced Manufacturing Technology, 76, 523-543
  • C.A. Griffiths, G. Tosello, S.S. Dimov, S.G. Scholz, A. Rees and B. Whiteside (2014) Characterisation of demoulding parameters in micro-injection moulding, J. of Microsystem Technologies,  10.1007/s00542-014-2269-6 (14 pages)
  • C.A. Griffiths, S.S. Dimov, A. Rees, SG Scholz, G. Tosellow (2014) Influence of injection and cavity pressure on the demoulding force in micro-injection moulding, ASME J. of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, 136(3), 031014 (10 pages)
  • AM Elkaseer, SS Dimov, K.B. Popov, R. Minev (2014) Tool Wear in Micro-Endmilling: Material Microstructure Effects, Modelling and Experimental Validation, ASME J. of Micro and Nano-Manufacturing, 2(4), 044502 (10 pages)
  • F Omar, E Brousseau, A Elkaseer, A Kolew, P Prokopovich and S Dimov (2014) Development and experimental validation of an analytical model to predict the demoulding force in hot embossing, J. of Micromechanics and Microengineering, 24, 055007
  • C.A. Griffiths, S.S. Dimov, A. Rees, O. Dellea, J.Gavillet F. Lacan, H. Hirshy (2013) A novel texturing of micro injection moulding tools by applying an amorphous hydrogenated carbon coating, Surface and Coatings Technology, 235, 1-9
  • A Rees, E. Brousseau, S S Dimov, S. Bigot and C. Griffiths (2013) Development of surface roughness optimisation and prediction for the process of wire electro discharge grinding, Int. J. of Advanced Manufacturing technology, 74, 1395-1410
  • AM Elkaseer, SS Dimov, KB Popov, M Negm, R Minev (2012) Modeling the Material Microstructure Effects on the Surface Generation Process in Microendmilling of Dual-Phase Materials, ASME J. of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, 134, 4, 044501 (10 pages)
  • C A Griffiths, S S Dimov, S Fischer, M Spitzbart, and F Lacan (2012) Micro-stereolithography tools for small-batch manufacture of polymer micro-parts, Proc. Inst. Mechanical Engineers Part B: Journal of Engineering Manufacture, 226, 4, 708-721
  • Dimov S, Brousseau E, Minev R and Bigot S (2012)Micro- and nano-manufacturing: Challenges and opportunities, Proc. Inst. Mechanical Engineers Part C: Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science, 226, 3-15
  • Bigot S., Minev R., Dimov S. and Dobrev T. (2011) Function and length scale integration in innovative products – technical solutions and new organisational models, Int. J. Manufacturing Technology and Management,  23 ( 3/4), 157-178
  • Bigot S., Nestlerb J., Dorringtonc P. and Dimova S. (2011) A Costing Methodology for Products Based on Emerging Micro and Nano Manufacturing Technologies, Micro and Nanosystems, 3, 254-262
  • Scholz S.G., Griffiths C.A., Dimov S.S., Brousseau E.B., Lalev G. and Petkov P. (2011) Manufacturing routes for replicating micro and nano surface structures with bio-mimetic applications, CIRP Journal of Manufacturing Science and Technology, 4 (4), 347–356.
  • Velkova V, Lalev G, Hirshy H, Omar F, Scholz S, Minev E. and Dimov S. (2011)  Process chains for serial manufacture of 3D micro and nano-scale structures, CIRP Journal of Manufacturing Science and Technology, 4 , 340-346
  • A Rees, S S Dimov, R Minev, G Lalev, A Rosochowski and L Olejnik. (2011) The effect of material grain structure on the surface integrity of components processed by microwire electrical discharge machining (uWEDM), Proc. Inst. Mechanical Engineers Part B: Journal of Engineering Manufacture, 225, 9, 1647-1656
  • CA Griffiths, SS Dimov, S Scholz, H Hirshy, G Tosello. (2011) Process Factors Influence on Cavity Pressure Behavior in Microinjection Moulding, ASME J. of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, 133, 3, 031007.
  • Griffiths C A, Dimov S S, Scholz S, Tosello G, Cavity Air Flow Behavior During Filling in Microinjection Molding, ASME J. Manufacturing Science and Engineering, 133 (1) (2011) 10.1115/1.4003339
  • EB Brousseau, SS Dimov, DT Pham. 2011. Random search with k-prototypes algorithm for clustering mixed datasets, Proceedings of The Royal Society A Mathematical Physical and Engineering Sciences, 467, 2132, 2387-2403.
  • Minev R, Llieva M, Kettle J, Dimov S, Deposition and focused ion beam milling of anticorrosive CrC coatings on tool steel substrates, Int. J. Advanced Manufacturing Technology , 47 (1-4) (2010) 29-35
  • Velkova V, Lalev G, Hirshy H, Dimov S, Design and validation of a novel master-making process chain for organic and large area electronics on flexible substrates, Microelectronic Engineering , 87 (11) (2010) 2139-2145
  • Griffiths CA, Dimov SS, Brousseau EB, Chouquet C, Gavillet J, Bigot S, Investigation of surface treatment effects in micro-injection-moulding, Int. J. Avd. Manuf. Technol. , 47 (1) (2010) 99 ISBN/ISSN: 0268-3768 10.1007/s00170-009-2000-4
  • M Bowker, M Broughton, A Carley, P Davies, D Morgan, J Crouch, G Lalev, SS Dimov, DT Pham. 2010. Influence of Thermal Treatment on Nanostructured Gold Model Catalysts, Langmuir, 26, 21, 16261-16266.
  • M Bowker, AF Carley, PR Davies, DJ Morgan, J Crouch, G Lalev, SS Dimov, DT Pham. 2010. Effects of the Nanostructuring of Gold Films upon Their Thermal Stability, ACS Nano, 4, 4, 2228-2232.
  • P Wright, A Soroka, S Belt, DT Pham, SS Dimov, D De Roure, H Petrie. 2010. Using audio to support animated route information in a hospital touch-screen kiosk, Computers in Human Behavior, 26, 4, 753-759.
  • Popov K, Dimov S, Ivanov A, Pham D T, Gandarias E, New tool-workpiece setting up technology for micro-milling, Int. J. Advanced Manufacturing Technology , 47 (1-4) (2010) 21-27 Springer 10.1007/s00170-009-2055-2
  • Brousseau E B, Krohs F, Caillaud E, Dimov S S Gibaru O, Fatikow S, Development of a novel process chain based on Atomic Force Microscopy scratching for small and medium series production of polymer nano structured components, ASME Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering (ASME Top 10 Most Downloaded Articles June 2010), 132 (3) (2010) 10.1115/1.4001481
  • Brousseau E, Dimov S S, Pham D T, Some recent advances in multi-material micro- and nano- manufacturing, International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology , (47) (2010) Chapter 1-4 161-180
  • Pasantonopoulos C, Dimov SS, Pham DT, Setchi RM, An object-orientated framework for virtual intelligent product manuals, International Journal of Systems Science , 40 (2) (2009) 187-204 ISSN 1464-5319-0020-7721 10.1080/00207720802630727
  • Dimov S, Quintana I, Dobrev T, Aranzabe A, Lalev G, Investigation of amorphous and crystalline Ni alloys response to machining with micro-second and pico-second lasers, Applied Surface Science , 255 (2009) 13-14 ISBN/ISSN: 6641-6646
  • Zaitzev S, Svintsov A, Lalev G, Dimov S S, Velkova V, Hirshy H, FIB sputtering optimization using Ion Reverse Software, Microelectronic Engineering , 86 (4-6) (2009) 544-547
  • Lalev G, Petkov P, Sykes N, Hirshy H, Velkova V, Dimov S S, Barrow D, Fabrication and validation of fused silica NIL templates incorporating different length scale features, Microelectronic Engineering , 86(4-6) (2009) 705-708
  • Kettle J, Hoyle R T, Dimov S S, Fabrication of Step-and-Flash Imprint Lithography (S-FIL) templates using XeF2 enhanced focused Ion Beam Etching, J. Applied Physics A: Materials Science and Processing , 96(4) (2009) 819-825
  • Dobrev T, Pham D T, Dimov SS, Techniques for improving surface quality after lasing milling, Proc. Inst. Mechanical Engineers Part B: Journal of Engineering Manufacture, 222(1) (B) (2008) 55-65
  • Kettle J, Coppo P, Lalev G, Tattershall C, Dimov S S, Turner M L, Development and validation of functional imprint material for the step and flash imprint lithography processs, Microelectronic Engineering , 85 (5-6) (2008) 850-852
  • Kettle J, Hoyle R T, Dimov S S, Perks R M, Fabrication of complex 3D structures using Step and Flash Imprint Lithography (S-FIL), Microelectronic Engineering , 85(5-6) (2008) 853-855
  • Griffiths CA, Dimov SS, Brousseau EB, Packianather M, The finite element analysis of melt flow behaviour in micro-injection moulding, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part B, Journal of Engineering Manufacture , 222 (B9) (2008) 1107-1118 ISBN/ISSN: 0954-4054 10.1243/09544054JEM965
  • Petkov PV, Dimov S, Minev R, Pham DT, Laser Milling: Pulse duration effects on surface integrity, Proc. Inst. Mechanical Engineers, Part B: Journal of Engineering Manufacture , 222 (1) (2008) 35-45
  • Dimov S, Lalev G, Kettle J, van Delft F, Minev R, Data preparation for FIB machining of complex 3D structures, Proc. Inst. Mechanical Engineers, Part B: Journal of Engineering Manufacture , 222 (1) (2008) 67-76
  • Griffiths CA, Dimov SS, Brousseau EB, Micro injection moulding: the influence of runner systems on flow behaviour and melt fill of multiple micro cavities, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part B, Journal of Engineering Manufacture , 222 (B9) (2008) 1119-1130 ISBN/ISSN: 0954-4054 10.1243/09544054JEM1084
  • Brousseau E, Dimov SS, Setchi RM, Knowledge acquisition techniques for feature recognition in CAD models, Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing , 19 (1) (2008) 21-32 ISBN/ISSN: 0956-5515 http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10845-007-0043-7
  • Kettle J, Hoyle R T, Perks R M, Dimov S S, Overcoming material challenges for replication of "Motheye Lenses" using Step and Flash Imprint Lithography (S-FIL) for opto-electronic applications, J. Vacuum Science and Technology B , 26 (5) (2008) 1794-1799
  • Perks R. M. , Kettle J., Lalev G. M., Dimov S. (2008) Nanostructuring of an AlGaInP light emitting diode for surface plasmon enhanced emission of light output, Physica Status Solidi (A), 205 (8), 2061–2063
  • Charmeux, J-F., Minev, R., Dimov, S., Minev, E.,  Brousseau, E., and Harrysson, U. (2007) Benchmarking of Three Processes for Producing Castings Incorporating Micro/Meso-scale Features with High Aspect Ratio, Proceedings of IMechE, Part B, 221 (4), 577-588, http://dx.doi.org/10.1243/09544054JEM693
  • Griffiths, C.,  Dimov, S.,  Brousseay, E., and Hoyle, R. (2007) The effects of tool surface quality in micro-injection moulding. Journal of Materials Processing Technology, 189, pp 418-427.
  • Dimov S S, Brousseau E B and Setchi R M (2007) A hybrid method for feature recognition in computer-aided design models, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part B, Journal of Engineering Manufacture, 221(1), 79-96, DOI: 10.1243/09544054JEM437
  • Sha, B., Dimov, S., Griffiths, C., and Packianather, M. S. (2007) Investigation of micro-injection moulding: Factors affecting the replication quality, Journal of Materials Processing Technology, 183, 284-296
  • Li, W., Minev, R., Dimov, S., Lalev, G., and Zhao, H. (2007) Patterning of amorphous and polycrystalline Ni78B14Si8 with a focused-ion-beam, Applied Surface Science, 253(12), 5404-5410,  DOI:10.1016/j.apsusc.2006.12.018
  • Li, W., Lalev, G., Dimov, S., Zhao, H., and Pham, D. T. (2007) A study of fused silica micro/nano patterning by focused-ion-beam,  Applied Surface Science, 253(7), pp 3608-3614. DOI:10.1016/j.apsusc.2006.07.072
  • Li, W., Dimov, S., and Lalev, G. (2007) Focused-ion-beam direct structuring of fused silica for fabrication of nano-imprinting templates, Microelectronic Engineering, 84(5-8), 829-832, DOI:10.1016/j.mee.2007.01.013
  • Rees, A., . Dimov, S.S., Ivanov, A.,  Herrero, A.,  Uriarte, L.G. (2007) Micro-EDM: Factors affecting the quality of electrodes dressed on the machine, Proceedings of IMechE, Part B, 221(3), 409-418, http://dx.doi.org/10.1243/09544054JEM645
  • Pham, D.T.,  Dimov, S.S., Petkov, P.V. (2007) Laser milling of ceramic components. International Journal  Machine Tool and Manufacture, 47(3-4), 618-626.
  • Pham, D. T., Ivanov, A., Bigot, S., Popov, K., and Dimov, S. (2007) A study of micro EDM electrode wear, Proceedings of IMechE, Part C, 221 (5),  605-612, doi.org/10.1243/0954406JMES413
  • Pham, D.T., Ivanov, A., Bigot, S., Popov, K., and Dimov, S. (2007) An investigation of tube and rod electrode wear in micro EDM drilling, Interntional Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, 33, 103-109,  DOI: 10.1007/s00170-006-0639-7
  • Dimov S S, Brousseau E B and Setchi R M (2007) A hybrid method for feature recognition in computer-aided design models, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part B, Journal of Engineering Manufacture, Volume 221, Number 1, 79-96, DOI: 10.1243/09544054JEM437

Books

  • Tosello G. Hansen H.N., Ehmann K. and Dimov S. Proceeding of the 4M/IWMF 2016 Global Conference on Micro Manufacture, Research Publishing, 2016, 327 pp.  ISBN-13: 978-981-11-0749-8
  • Annoni M, Fassi I., Wiens G. and Dimov S. Proceeding of the 4M/ICOMM 2015 International Conference on Micro Manufacture, Research Publishing, 2015, 637 pp.  ISBN: 978-981-09-4609-8
  • Azcarate S. and Dimov S.S., Proceeding of the 10th International Conference on Multi-Material Micro Manufacture, Research Publishing, 2013, 327 pp.  ISBN-13: 978-981-07-7247-5
  • Noll H., Adamovic N., and Dimov S.S., Proceeding of the 9th International Conference on Multi-Material Micro Manufacture, Research Publishing, 2012, 321 pp.  ISBN-13: 978-98107-3353-7
  • Kuck H., Reinecke H. And Dimov S.S., Proceeding of the 8th International Conference on Multi-Material Micro Manufacture, Research Publishing, 2011, 366 pp.  ISBN-13: 978-981-07-0319-6
  • Fillon B., Khan-Malek C. and Dimov S.S., Proceeding of the 7th International Conference on Multi-Material Micro Manufacture, Research Publishing, 2010, 323 pp.  ISBN-13: 978-981-08-6555-9
  • Proceeding of the 5th International Conference on Multi-Material Micro Manufacture, Printed by the Charlesworth Group, 2009, 447 pp.  Co-editors: Saile V. and  Ehmann K.
  • Dimov S.S. and Menz W., Proceeding of the 4th International Conference on Multi-Material Micro Manufacture, Whittles Publishing, 2008, 328 pp.  ISBN 978-1904445-76-0
  • Dimov S S, Menz W. and Toshev Y., Proceeding of the 3rd International Conference on Multi-Material Micro Manufacture, Whittles Publishing, 2007, 368 pp.  ISBN 978-1904445-53-1
  • Menz W., Fillon B. and Dimov S.S., Proceeding of the 2nd International Conference on Multi-Material Micro Manufacture, Elsevier, Oxford, 2006, 410 pp. ISBN 0-08-045263-0
  • Menz W. and Dimov S.S., Proceeding of the 1st International Conference on Multi-Material Micro Manufacture, Elsevier, Oxford, 2005, 495 pp.  ISBN 0-080-44879 -8
  • Pham DT, Dimov SS, O'Hagan V, Advances in Manufacturing Technology XV, Professional Engineering Publishing (IMechE) , (2001) Bury-St-Edmunds ISBN 1-86058-325-3
  • Pham D T and Dimov S S, Rapid Manufacturing: The Technologies and Applications of Rapid Prototyping and Rapid Tooling, Springer Verlag, London and Heidelberg, 2001, 214, ISBN 1-85233-360-X