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Mr Brian Price

Brian Price

Phone number

0121 204 3531

Email 

b.j.price@aston.ac.uk

Room number

MB172

Profile 

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.

Qualifications & Education 

  • MSc Engineering Design, Loughborough University, 1994
  • MEng Engineering, University Wisconsin – Madison, 2003
  • PhD Application of Heuristic Pareto Frontiers to Multi-Variate Design Attributes of an Automotive Engine to Achieve Robust Configuration Architecture, expected completion 2014

Employment  

  • 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

Teaching activity     

  • New Product Development
  • Engineering Project Management
  • Engineering Leadership/Management of Change
  • Lean & Agile Manufacturing

External responsibilities

  • University of Wisconsin – Madison USA, Adjunct Professor teaching analysis of trends in engines and engines program management on distance masters programs
  • University of Portsmouth UK, Associate Lecturer in learning management  for masters distance program
  • Loughborough University UK, Visiting Lecturer in Advanced Transmission Design & Development
  • Hanyang University South Korea – Adjunct Professor in International Business

External engagement

Active Knowledge Transfer Partnership projects with TATA Engineering & ROTEC on new product development of hybrid and specialist vehicles.

Membership of Professional Bodies

  • Society Automotive Engineers
  • Institute of Engineering Designers
  • Newcomen Society

Research interests  

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 

Recent research funding

Current Technology Strategy Board funded projects into Ultra Low Carbon Vehicle usage analysis running through 2012 and second life of electric vehicle batteries.

PhD Supervision

Laurence Chittock – PhD in optimal electric vehicle charging networks

Employable Graduates; Exploitable Research