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I joined Aston University in January 2009, and teach a variety of courses in the school of Engineering Systems & Management. I am actively engaged in product development research, particularly in the areas of internal combustion engines and low carbon vehicles as part of the Sustainable Environment Research Group.
I am also an adjunct professor at University of Wisconsin – Madison, teaching project management and technology trends on engineering masters programs.
Prior to joining Aston University, I worked in industry for 25 years holding a variety of senior engineering leadership positions, included responsibilities for engineering development, project execution and business leadership, with consultant and manufacturing companies. Within these organizations, I had global responsibility for engines, transmissions and driveline engineering and product development for automotive, aerospace, off-highway, construction, agricultural equipment, and motorcycles.
2008 – date: Lecturer, Aston University, UK
2005 – date: Adjunct Professor, University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA
2007 – 2009: Product Group Director, Ricardo Consulting Engineers, UK
2006 – 2007: Technical Director, Engineering, Romax Technology, UK
2000 – 2006: Chief Engineer Powertrain, Harley-Davidson Motor Company, USA
1998 – 2000: Senior Director, Engineering, Mercury Marine, USA
1994 – 1998: Global Business Development Director, Cosworth Engineering, UK
1985 – 1994: Executive Engineer, Lotus Engineering, UK
1983 – 1985: Design Engineer, Noel Penny Turbines, UK
Active Knowledge Transfer Partnership projects with TATA Engineering & ROTEC on new product development of hybrid and specialist vehicles.
Current research interests are in the areas of:
Product development decision making
Engine architecture analysis
Engineering project management best practice
Product user profiles and duty cycle development
Current Technology Strategy Board funded projects into Ultra Low Carbon Vehicle usage analysis running through 2012 and second life of electric vehicle batteries.