Duncan McFarlane is a Professor of Industrial Information Engineering at the Cambridge University Engineering Department, and Head of the Distributed Information & Automation Laboratory within Institute of Manufacturing. He has been involved in the design and operation of industrial automation and information system for twenty years.
Prof. McFarlane joined the Department of Engineering at Cambridge in 1995 as a lecturer in the area of industrial automation systems. His research work is focused in the areas of distributed industrial automation, reconfigurable systems. RFID integration, track and trace systems and valuing industrial information. Most recently, he has been examining the role of automation and information solutions in supporting service environments and in addressing environmental concerns.