Industrial Advisory Board

The Industrial Advisory Board meets at least annually with the School’s senior staff members to provide strategic advice for the development of  student education, research and knowledge transfer activities.

The Committee provides a broad-based industry perspective and updates of developments within the industrial and education community to assist the School with the formulation of its teaching and research strategies. The Committee also advises on the technical expertise and professional skills that employers expect from graduates, ensuring that our students get the best employment opportunities throughout the course of their study, including placements and internships, and employment upon graduation.


Industry members

Mr M Cunningham (Chair) - Value Stream Director, Nacelles Actuation Systems, Collins Aerospace

Professor I Pollock - Consultant, Visiting Professor, University of Leeds

Professor S J Abbott - Consultant, TCNF Ltd 

Mr D Baker - Academic Programme Manager, National Instruments  Corporation (UK) Ltd

Mr P Ball - Operations Manager, Medasil Surgical Ltd

Mr S Cox - Regional Engineering Delivery Manager, Balfour Beatty Rail Projects

Mr D Healy - Business Development Manager, IMechE

Dr S Hu - Intecsea

Professor G Isaac - Distinguished Engineering Fellow, Hips DePuy Synthes, Leeds UK and Visiting Professor, iMBE, University of Leeds

Professor S Shrestha - VP-Applications Development & Quality Systems, Keronite International Ltd

Professor Roger Cracknell - Shell

Mr Richard Baker - Chief of Engineering Supplier Quality, Rolls Royce

Professor Ben Beake - Director of Materials Research, Micro Materials Ltd

Professor Philip Threlfall-Holmes - Consultant

School members

Professor David Barton - Professor of Solid Mechanics

Dr Peter Brooks - Senior Lecturer and IMechE ALO

Professor Abbas Dehghani - Director of Postgraduate Research Studies

Professor John Fisher - Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Professor Richard Hall - Professor of Spinal Biomechanics, Postgraduate Research  Tutor

Dr Brian Henson - Director of Taught Postgraduate Studies

Dr Alison Jones -  Admissions Tutor

Professor Nik Kapur - Professor of Applied Fluid Mechanics, Deputy Head of School

Professor Martin Levesley - Professor of Dynamics and Control, Pro Dean for  Student Education

Professor Alison McKay - Professor of Design Systems

Professor Ardian Morina - Professor of Engineering Tribology, Director of Research and Innovation

Professor Anne Neville - Professor of Tribology and Surface Engineering

Dr Osvaldo Querin - Director of Student Education

Professor Robert Richardson - Director, Institute of Design, Robotics and Optimisation

Professor Harvey Thompson - Professor of Computational Fluid Dynamics, Head of School

Professor Ruth Wilcox - Professor of Biomedical Engineering

Dr Mark Wilson - Director of the Institute of Thermofluids