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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

Battery systems engineering, energy systems - storage and management including EV charging

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
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


Bal, Jay



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 Assistant Professor

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
Bradley, Stuart Principal Engineer

Energy Systems - storage and management (including EV charging), Power Electronics, Machines and Drives

Transport Electrification
Ceglarek, Darek
Digital Lifecycle Management

Digital Lifecycle Management (modelling and simulation, manufacturing processes)

Digital Lifecycle Management
Chalmers, Alan

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

Charmer, Stene Principal Engineer

Battery systems engineering

Battery Systems Engineering
Coles, Stuart Associate Professor

Sustainable materials and manufacturing

Sustainable Materials and Manufacturing
Clark, Robin Dean of WMG
Education - development and delivery
Copley, Mark Associate Professor Electrochemical materials Electrochemical Materials
Dancer, Claire Associate Professor

Ceramic materials and low energy manufacturing processes, solid state battery materials, metamaterial manufacturing routes, and advanced materials characterisation methods

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

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

Steels Processing
Debattista, Kurt Reader

Research degrees

Research Degrees
Dhadyalla, Gunwant Principal Engineer

Intelligent vehicles, education (CAV related) and skills

Intelligent Vehicles

Dianati, Mehrdad


Professor, Autonomous and Connected Vehicles

Intelligent vehicles

Cooperative Autonomy

Donzella, Valentina Associate Professor

Education (CAV related) and skills

Intelligent Vehicles

Dowson, Martin Principal Engineer

Battery systems engineering

Battery Systems Engineering

Gibbons, Greg
Reader ALM, forensics, Additive Layer Manufcturing
Godsell, Jan
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

Grandjean, Thomas

Research Fellow

Battery Modelling and Control

Modelling and Control Systems

Greenwood, David


Director for Industrial Engagement, and CEO of the High Value Manufacturing Catapult at WMG.

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
Figiel, Lukasz Associate Professor Battery Modelling and Control Nanocomposites
Fox, John Programme Director, Midlands Future Mobility Intelligent Vehicles, Midlands Future Mobility Midlands Future Mobility
Groenewald, Jakobus Lead Engineer CAV facilities (including 3xD SIM) Intelligent Vehicles
Harrison, Robert
Automation Systems
Automation systems - manufacturing performance and data analytics - both automotive and aerospace sectors Automation Systems
Higgins, Matthew Associate Professor Connectivity and Wireless Communication

Connectivity and Wireless Communications

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

Lightweight Materials and Manufacturing

Jennings, Paul
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 Connectivity and Wireless Communication Intelligent Vehicles
Kendall, Ken
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
Sustainable Materials
Sustainable materials and manufacturing, biomaterials, polymer glazing, environmentally-friendly motorsport, industrial biotechnology, sustainable manufacturing; industrial symbiosis, battery recycling Sustainable Materials and Manufacturing
Lee, Graeme Lead Engineer Intelligent Vehicles Intelligent Vehicles
Loveridge, Mel Associate Professor Electrochemical 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


Professor Outreach, women in engineering, widening participation Outreach

Maggs, Steve


Professorial Teaching Fellow Undergraduate education programmes, degree apprenticeships Education

Malliband, Paul

Principal Engineer Battery scale-up Battery Scale-Up
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


Professor Battery Modelling and Control 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 Power Electronics, Machines, and Drives
McNally, Tony
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 (Prof) 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
Piper, Louis (Prof) Professor Electrochemical Materials Electrochemical Materials
Pratt, Jeff UK BIC Director of UK BIC UK BIC
Sansom, 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 Power Electronics, Machines and Drives Power Electronics, Machines and Drives
Sattar, Anwar Lead Engineer Battery Recycling Energy
Smyth, Joe Research Fellow CAV: Human Factors Intelligent Vehicles
Swift, Mark
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 Associate Professor Battery Modelling and Control Battery Systems Engineering
Williams, Mark

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
Whiffin, Phil

Programme and Project Manager

Vehicle Propulsion Systems Vehicle Propulsion Systems
Woodman, Roger

Assistant Professor

CAV: Human Factors Intelligent Vehicles