Academic

APPOINTMENTS

  • 1994-1997       Cambridge University, Assistant Director of Research
  • 1997-present   Bristol University, Professor of Engineering Design
  • 2021-present   Visiting Fellow of Clare Hall College, Cambridge University

AWARDS

  • 2021   Fellowship, Clare Hall College, Cambridge University
  • 2021   Designer of the transmission for Team GB bikes, Tokyo Olympics
  • 2019   IMechE James Clayton Prize
  •             (Biggest contribution to mechanical engineering science in UK)
  • 2019   Designer of the SA deployment mechanism, ESA’s Metop C satellite
  • 2017   Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition – Olympic bike design
  • 2017   IEOM Global Engineering Education Award
  • 2009   Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition – Biomimetics design
  • 2008   Wessex Institute Scientific Medal (for bio-inspired design)
  • 2002   Designer of the SA deployment mechanism, ESA’s ENVISAT satellite
  • 1997   Turner’s Bronze Medal (for spacecraft design)
  • 1993   Turner’s Gold Medal (for spacecraft design)
  •             (Presented by Prof R. N. Franklin, Vice Chancellor of City University)
  • 1993   UK Mitutoyo Design Prize (for spacecraft design)
  • 1986   UK Design Council Molins Prize (for mechanisms design)
  •             (Presented by Peter Morrison, Minister of State for Trade & Industry)
  • 1985   UK IMechE Queen’s Silver Jubilee Prize

PAPER PRIZES

  • 2013    Journal of Lean Six Sigma: Literati Award for Excellence
  • 2012    Journal of Smart Materials & Structures: Featured Paper
  • 2010    Journal of Lean Six Sigma: Best Paper Prize
  • 2002    Process Engineering Prize (IMechE)
  • 2001    Water Arbitration Prize (IMechE)

APPOINTMENTS & FELLOWSHIPS

  • 2019    External Examiner (Engineering) at Cambridge University
  • 2018    Orator for the honorary doctorate for John Deer at Bristol University
  • 2011    Orator for the honorary doctorate for Ben Morris at Bristol University
  • 2010    Head of Department of Mechanical Engineering, Bristol University
  • 2007    Head of Department of Mechanical Engineering, Bristol University
  • 2004    Head of Department of Mechanical Engineering, Bristol University
  • 2003    Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers
  • 2007    External Examiner (Engineering) at Tokyo University
  • 1995    Bye-Fellow of Selwyn College, Cambridge University