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Experts directory

A number of academic and professional experts from across WMG are available to comment and advise on a range of areas. They are available for interviews, commentary and other speaking opportunities.

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Name Role Areas of expertise Find out more...
Ahmad, Bilal Senior Research Fellow

Automation systems, manufacturing digitalisation, cyber physical systems

Automation Systems
Amor-Segan, Mark Principal Engineer, WMG High Value Manufacturing Catapult

Energy storage and management, vehicle energy systems, complex electronic and software systems, diagnostics, broad overview of electrification of transport and energy storage

Transport Electrification
Ascroft, Helen Senior Teaching Fellow

Lightweight materials and manufacturing

Lightweight Materials and Manufacturing
Auinger, Michael Assistant Professor, Materials Modelling and Computation

Thermodynamic modelling of high temperature reactions and electrochemical corrosion

Steels Processing
Arvanitis, Theo
(Prof)
Professor,
E-Health Innovation,
Institute for Digital Healthcare

Health informatics and health data science. Healthcare technologies and biomedical engineering.

Health Informatics and Health Data Science

Attridge, Alex Project Manager

Product evaluation technologies

Metrology

Ceglarek, Darek
(Prof)
Professor,
Digital Lifecycle Management

Digital Lifecycle Management (modelling and simulation, manufacturing processes)

Digital Lifecycle Management

Bal, Jay

(Prof)

Professor

Virtual business ecosystems, virtual organisation breeding environments, creating value through the internet, electronic markets and improving the success rate of IT projects

Innovative Business Models

Balakrishnan, Kogi

Director of Client & Business Dev (East Asia)

Education - overseas programmes (Malaysia)

Overseas Programmes
Barai, Anup Senior Research Fellow

Power Electronics, Machines and Drives

Power Electronics, Machines and Drives
Brady, Matt Associate Principal

WMG Academy, young engineers, STEM subject, skills shortage

WMG Academy for Young Engineers
Chalmers, Alan
(Prof)
Professor,
Visualisation

Real virtuality; high dynamic range video; multi-sensory perception; visualisation; high fidelity computer graphics; parallel processing; virtual archaeology

Visualisation
Davis, Claire (Prof) Tata Steel Chair in Thermo-mechanical Processing

Microstructure and properties in steels - physical and mechanical, non-destructive testing

Steels Processing
Coles, Stuart Associate Professor

Sustainable materials and manufacturing

Sustainable Materials and Manufacturing
Clark, Robin Education Director

Education programmes - full-time Master's and part-time programmes

Education
Debattista, Kurt Reader

Research degrees

Research Degrees
Dhadyalla, Gunwant Principal Engineer

Cooperative autonomy, industry perspective on connected and autonomous vehicles, testing

Intelligent Vehicles

Dianati, Mehrdad Professor, Autonomous and Connected Vehicles

Cooperative autonomy, connectivity and autonomous vehicles

Cooperative Autonomy

Dowson, Martin Principal Engineer

Battery systems engineering

Battery Systems Engineering

Gibbons, Greg
(Dr)
Reader ALM, forensics, Additive Layer Manufcturing
Godsell, Jan
(Prof)
Professor,
Operations and Supply Chain Strategy
Dynamic supply chains including global supply chain strategy, globalisation, right-shoring, re-shoring,
off-shoring, supply chain risk management, supply chain capabilities,
manufacturing strategy, supplier management, collaboration, new product development, circular business models, re-manufacturing, big data in a supply chain context
Dynamic Supply Chains

Greenwood, David

(Prof)

Professor,
Advanced Propulsion Systems
Battery scale-up and battery systems engineering, as well as a broad overview of automotive sector, energy storage, battery, power electronics, industry strategy automotive Battery Systems Engineering
Fox, John Programme Director, Midlands Future Mobility Intelligent Vehicles, Midlands Future Mobility Midlands Future Mobility
Harrison, Robert
(Prof)
Professor,
Automation Systems
Automation systems - manufacturing performance and data analytics - both automotive and aerospace sectors Automation Systems
Higgins, Matthew Associate Professor Connectivity and wireless vehicle communication

Connectivity and Wireless Communications

Hughes, Darren Associate Professor Lightweight materials and manufacturing including very light rail (VLR)

Lightweight Materials and Manufacturing

Jennings, Paul
(Prof)
Professor, Intelligent Vehicles Intelligent vehicles including CAV, connected mobility, sound of vehicles and soundscape, driver behaviour; energy storage; product perception and user experience Intelligent Vehicles
Kampert, Erik Senior Research Fellow 5G millimetre-wave communication; connected and autonomous vehicles; industrial Internet of Things Intelligent Vehicles
Kendall, Ken
(Prof)
Professorial Fellow,
Structural Composites
Structural composites, engineering materials and manufacturing, lightweight materials for automotive High Volume Automotive Composite Manufacturing
Khastgir, Siddartha Head of Verification and Validation, Intelligent Vehicles Connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs) verification and validation; safety, test scenarios, simulation, safe AI, real-world testing, systems engineering, trust in automation, standardisation Verification and Validation
Kirwan, Kerry
(Prof)
Professor,
Sustainable Materials
Sustainable materials and manufacturing, biomaterials, polymer glazing, environmentally-friendly motorsport, industrial biotechnology, sustainable manufacturing; industrial symbiosis, battery recycling Sustainable Materials and Manufacturing
Loveridge, Mel Senior Research Fellow Electrochemical engineering, battery chemistry, cell materials Electrochemical Materials
Low, John Associate Professor Design, build, test, characterisation and post-mortem analysis of electrochemical energy storage devices Battery Scale Up

Low, Margaret

(Prof)

Professor Outreach, women in engineering, widening participation Outreach
MacPherson, Archie CEO, WMG centre HVM Catapult HVM Catapult, manufacturing, innovation and SMEs Business Development

Maggs, Steve

(Prof)

Professorial Teaching Fellow Undergraduate education programmes, degree apprenticeships Education
Maple, Carsten (Prof) Professor, Cyber Systems Engineering and Deputy Pro-Vice-Chancellor (North America) Cyber security, cyber systems engineering, e-crime, online safety and security, business / national security Cyber Security
Marco, James Reader Battery recycling, energy management and vehicle control system Battery Modelling and Control
McGordon, Andy Principal Engineer Energy management and vehicle control system Transport Electrification
McMahon, Richard (Prof) Professor of Power Electronics Power electronics, machines and drives - charging, invertors, power switching plus broad overview electrical distribution networks, storage onto grid, energy industry - use and policy (electricity) Power Electronics, Machines, and Drives
McNally, Tony
(Prof)
Professor,
Nanocomposites
Polymer science, processing and nanocomposites; materials (macro- to micro- to nano-); nanoparticles Nanocomposites
Meyer, Caroline (Prof) Professor, Behavioural Psychology in Digital Health, and Chair of the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Medicine for the University of Warwick Human behaviour, interactions with health-related technologies, digital interventions for health and behaviour change Applied Psychology

Montana, Giovanni

(Prof)

Professor Statistical modelling, data science, machine / deep learning, reinforcement learning Data Science
Newton, Mike Director of Overseas Programmes Education - overseas programmes Overseas Programmes
Ng, Irene
(Prof)
Professor,
Service Systems
Service systems; marketing; disruptive business models; digital economy; economic models Service Ecosystems
Parr, Sue Business Development Director Education programmes - degree apprenticeships and part-time programmes Education
Peijs, Ton Professor of Polymer Technology and Director of the National Polymer Processing Centre at WMG Materials and processing innovations in polymers and composites, plastics Materials and Manufacturing
Pratt, Jeff UK BIC Director of UK BIC UK BIC
Sanson, Jon Lead Engineer Cell engineering Cell Engineering
Schiller, Tara Assistant Professor Nanocomposites Nanocomposites
Simmonds, Helena Lead Engineer High volume automotive composite manufacturing High Volume Automotive Composite Manufacturing
Soulard, Juliette Associate Professor, Electric Machines Electric motors technology and how to manufacture Power Electronics, Machines and Drives
Swift, Mark
(Dr)
Head of SME Programmes,
International Institute for Product and Service Innovation
Small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs); business innovation; digital business; entrepreneurship; knowledge transfer; open innovation SME Innovation
Tague, Kate Executive Principal WMG Academy, women in engineering, young engineers, STEM subjects, skills shortage WMG Academy
Tait, Stewart Associate Principal WMG Academy, women in engineering, young engineers, STEM subjects, skills shortage WMG Academy
Watson, Tim (Prof) Professor, Director of Cyber Security Centre Cyber security; digital forensics Cyber Security
Warnett, Jay Assistant Professor X-ray Computed Tomography (XCT) Metrology
Weare, Rachael Lead Engineer High Volume Automotive Composite Manufacturing High Volume Automotive Composite Manufacturing
Widanalage, Dhammika Assistant Professor Lithium-ion battery modelling, electric vehicles and mechatronics using system identification methodologies as the foundation Battery Systems Engineering
Williams, Mark
(Prof)

Professor, Leader of the Centre for Imaging, Metrology, and Additive Technology (CiMAT)

Reverse engineering, laser scanning, micro X-ray
CT scanning, 3D modelling in forensics and archaeology, medical imaging
Metrology
Whiffin, Phil

Programme and Project Manager

Vehicle propulsion systems Vehicle Propulsion Systems