Profiles of people associated with EPSRC including Fellows, Council members and EPSRC staff. Please use the filters to customise the listing on this page.
Dr Laura Baker has 20 years' experience in the Steel Industry including senior leadership roles within Technical, Supply Chain and Manufacturing departments. She has represented the industry at international events and has an excellent understanding of the challenges facing manufacturing and the steel industry supply chain in particular.
Dr Kate Black became a lecturer in the School of Engineering at the University of Liverpool in July 2013. Her research background is in Additive Manufacturing, with particular interest in the development of functional materials for inkjet printing. She is also a member of the Young Academy of Europe and is the chair for the Liverpool Women in Science and Engineering society (LivWiSE).
Adam joined the University of Nottingham as a Lecturer in January 2010 after completing both PhD and postdoctoral research at the University of Liverpool. Since then he has undertaken fellowships at the University of Tokyo, Rolls-Royce and the High Value Catapults (AMRC/MTC). In 2017 he was appointed as Professor of Manufacturing Engineering and also holds a Lik Dak Sum Chair at the University of Nottingham Ningbo Campus.
Paul Conway is the Professor of Manufacturing Processes and Associate dean for Enterprise at the Wolfson School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering at Loughborough University, where he leads the Interconnection Research Group.
Professor Chris Dungey is the Director of the Joining 4.0 Innovation Centre which is a collaboration between TWI and Lancaster University focusing on the digitalisation of advanced fabrication technologies and associated manufacturing systems.
Robert Eason received a B.Sc degree in Applied Physics in 1975 from University College London, and a D.Phil in Physics from the University of York in 1982. He is a Professor of Optoelectronics at the University of Southampton, and the Deputy Head of School Research in the Optoelectronics Research Centre.
Mark Harding gained a BSc in chemistry from Kent University and then a D.Phil in physical chemistry from Oxford University. Throughout his career, Mark has taken positions of increasing responsibility for delivering sustainable competitive advantage through innovation and technology development. He has held roles managing research and multi-disciplinary product development departments. Additionally, he has gained experience in corporate development through strategic investment in start-up businesses. Mark has a broad skill base enhanced by a secondment to a marketing/business leadership position and an MBA. He has worked in the USA and Germany, returning to the UK in 2016 to work for De La Rue.
Dr Kerry Kirwan is a Reader at WMG, University of Warwick. He is the Director of the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Sustainable Materials and Manufacturing (EngD), Strategic Director of the £10m Industrial Doctorate Centre and Head of the Sustainable Materials and Manufacturing Research Group within WMG. Dr Kirwan also leads the University of Warwick's Global Research Priority in Innovative Manufacturing.
Gary Lye is Professor of Biochemical Engineering and Head of the UCL Department of Biochemical Engineering. He is Director of the EPSRC CDT in Bioprocess Engineering Leadership. He is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering and of the Institution of Chemical Engineers. He was previously a member of the UK Government’s Industrial Biotechnology Innovation and Growth Team.
Dr Katy Milne is a Chief Engineer at the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC), part of the High Value Manufacturing Catapult. Katy is the project lead for DRAMA - a part of the Aerospace Technology Institute programme, which will develop digitally twinned additive manufacturing test bed facilities.
Professor Andy Neely is Pro-Vice-Chancellor: Enterprise and Business Relations at the University of Cambridge, Head of the Institute for Manufacturing (IfM) and Head of the Manufacturing and Management Division of Cambridge University Engineering Department. He is a Fellow of Sidney Sussex College and Founding Director of the Cambridge Service Alliance. He is widely recognized for his work on the servitization of manufacturing, as well as his work on performance measurement and management. Previously he has held appointments at Cranfield University, London Business School, Cambridge University, where he was a Fellow of Churchill College, Nottingham University, where he completed his PhD and British Aerospace. He was Deputy Director of AIM Research – the UK’s management research initative – from 2003 until 2012 and was elected a Fellow of the Sunningdale Institute in 2005, a Fellow of the British Academy of Management in 2007, an Academician of the Academy of Social Sciences in 2008 and a Fellow of the European Operations Management Association in 2009.
Professor Newnes, undertakes research in cost modelling, information management, data analytics, manufacturing and design. Her work is industry facing focussing on the Manufacturing lifecycle for products and systems i.e. from Genesis Design through to Reuse/Recycle/Re-purpose.
Amy Peace is a Chartered Chemical Engineer (MIChemE) with a focus on sustainability. Amy has a background in industry (ICI, INEOS) and working at the interface between industry and the public sector (Chemicals North West).
Mark Price is Professor of Aeronautics and Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Engineering and Physical Sciences at Queen’s University Belfast. His research background is on engineering design methods, particularly in relation to integrated design and manufacturing systems.
Susan has over 35 years working in the IT sector. She has worked for Blue chip manufacturers, Big 4 consultancies, and an IT services company. Her main focus has been the use of IT for innovation in the manufacturing and media sectors. Susan lived through the digital revolution in the media industry and has a deep understanding of the unexpected impacts digital technology can have on business. She is now bringing that experience to help manufacturing organisations make the digital transformation.
Experience in the manufacturing sectors includes the manufacture of tyres, aero engineering, esters for potato crisps, spinning of concrete, paint, furniture fittings and street furniture.
Bob Tooze is Managing Director of Drochaid Research Services Ltd. Since completing a degree and PhD in Chemistry at Imperial College London, Bob has spent over 33 years in the Chemical Industry in various companies (ICI, Ineos, Sasol) and locations but always in Research. In 2017 he led the establishment of Drochaid Research Services Ltd., a contract R&D company in the fields of catalysis and materials science.
Robert Walker is responsible for Stakeholder Engagement at Nissan Motor Manufacturing UK’s Sunderland plant (NMUK), working with external stakeholders (research institutes, academia, suppliers and funding bodies) on innovation to further improve competitiveness of the most productive car manufacturing site in the UK.
Until March 2016, Rob was Senior Technical Manager for the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) for fourteen years, beginning with EU and UK regulation of environmental issues in automotive manufacturing and more recently specialising in CO2 from vehicles and air quality. Rob led the Environment Team, engaging with government and other stakeholders, covering sustainability reporting, end of life vehicles, powertrain, fuels, emissions trading, industrial emissions control and REACH chemicals policy.
Rob began his career with six years in environmental consultancy and policy formation in the waste and recycling sector. He has an MSc in Environmental Pollution Control and is a Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv).