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Professor Julian Booker



Engineering a product is very much a design and manufacture driven exercise, and these two subject areas ‘design’ and ‘manufacture’ within mechanical engineering have always interested me. Following an apprenticeship at ICI, I was sponsored to study Engineering Design and Manufacture at the University of Hull. After graduating, I took a position as a mechanical design engineer at a local material handling company, and then a Research Assistant back at Hull developing and implementing design methods. A lectureship followed at Bristol. The experiences along the way contribute to the way I conduct my research even now, and also provide some interesting case studies and anecdotes when teaching design and manufacture subjects.