Professor Mark Williams is Leader of the Centre for imaging, Metrology, and Additive Technology (CiMAT) at WMG. His role involves the delivery of Metrology, Additive Manufacturing and Visualisation research projects across a wide range of industries. Prof Williams has managed a diverse portfolio of Research and Development projects totalling over £40M funded by EPSRC, InnovateUK, HVM Catapult and EU within the Automotive, Aerospace, Healthcare, Defence and Law Enforcement sectors. These projects involved collaborating with a number of industrial partners and their supply chains; including Jaguar Land Rover, Nikon Metrology, Tata Motors, Morgan Advanced Materials, BAE Systems, Autodesk, and HoloVis. This research has led to the publication of over 150 academic papers published in peer reviewed journals and presented at international conferences. The independently audited socio-economic impact of this research also includes 1500 jobs safeguarded, £20M process savings, and £7.5M of incremental R&D investment within the UK.
Current research interests include Advanced Measurement Systems, 3D Visualisation, Digital Prototyping, and the Human Machine Interface (HMI). Recent projects has seen a diversification into the domain of Criminal Forensics working on high profile Homicide cases with West Midlands Police and digital conservation within Heritage and Archaeology sectors.
In 1990, Prof Williams served his time as a Technician Apprentice at GEC Alsthom and studied Mechanical Engineering at Nottingham Trent University. He then received a PhD in Engineering from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST) in 1998. Mark is a also a Chartered Engineer (CEng) and Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (FIMechE) and has worked within a wide range of industries as a Dimensional Control consultant and was employed at Jaguar Land Rover up until 2003 when he joined WMG.