I joined the University in 1985 as a PhD student researching metal fatigue of zinc aluminium copper alloys. Prior to that I worked within the oil industry in senior management positions in the Middle East.
During the PhD Programme I undertook part time lecturing in Mechanical and Production Engineering. After completing the PhD in 1990 I worked as a Senior Research Engineer working on projects for the DTI and MoD.
I currently supervise students at Aston at Masters level across a range of programmes with the Schools of Engineering & Applied Science and also Life & Health Sciences in the use of electro microscopy... I have also become involved in lecturing to students from industry on work based learning undergraduate programmes such as the Foundation Degree Gas Transmission Engineering.
I am also a Visiting Professor of Materials to Sakarya University in Turkey.
Visiting Teaching Fellow on a project funded by the Royal Academy of Engineering & Ove Arup Foundation