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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
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
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