After gaining my doctorate degree at Imperial College, I became a Research Engineer at The Welding Institute in Cambridge and then joined the University of Bristol (UoB) in 1988. In 1996 I was awarded the Professorship in Engineering Materials at UoB. For two years (October 1997 - September 1999) I worked for ~30% of my time as a DERA Senior Fellow in the Structural Materials Centre in Farnborough.
Recently I was involved in co-ordinating a team for the development the £15M BLADE project.
I was the Director of Research from 2004 to 2006 for the Faculty of Engineering with the aim ...
I am currently Professor of Engineering Materials. My academic interests lie in fracture of materials and locked-in stresses in engineering components. I am Head of the Solid Mechanics Research Group in UoB’s Department of Mechanical Engineering, Director of the Systems Performance Centre, and recipient of a Royal Society Research Wolfson Merit Award (2007-2012). The Solid Mechanics Research group currently consists of 6 academics. The group has about 30 researchers primarily funded by Industry, EC and EPSRC with awards totalling about £6M. Recent project awards include; two EPSRC consortia “Supergen” and “KNOO”, both projects related to power generation; a large ...
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