Royal Academy of Engineering Visiting Professor
BSc(Eng) MSc(Eng) PhD(IHD/TT) FCGI FRSA
CEng CSci FIMechE FIMMM FIEE FIED FINucE
Phone number: 0121 204 3626
Room number: MB 152
Professor Michael Wood read Mechanical Engineering at Aston University on an industry-sponsored sandwich basis whilst employed by the Lucas Group. After several years of postgraduate experience he returned to his studies on a part-time basis, gaining an MSc in electromechanical Computer-Aided-Design whilst working as Senior Engineer within a design consultancy contracted to the Ministry of Defence.
Subsequently Michael gained his Interdisciplinary Higher Degrees / Total Technology PhD in Engineering Science whilst funded by the construction consultancy-house, Harry Stanger. Consequently, for over 25 years he has been a consultant to industry and commerce, also UK defence and European organisations. His experience covers a broad range of engineering disciplines. Michael is research active, where his principal interests centre upon vibration-based techniques for locating damage within heterogeneous-material structures and also forensic engineering. In addition, he undertakes university teaching on a guest or visiting basis, including aspects of engineering design.
Professor Wood is a sometime consultant to the Directorates-General of the European Commission for Research and Technological Development (DG-RTD) and the Joint Research Centre (DG-JRC), also the UK Office of Nuclear Regulation. He has designed European Fighter Aircraft fuselage and Trident-missile body configurations for MoD test purposes, also electromechanical equipment used in the development of Airbus and Boeing aircraft designs. Lloyds of London has utilised his expertise in the analysis and assessment of complex test apparatus for use in MoD facilities. He also undertakes design assessments and engineering analyses as a consultant troubleshooter for a number of clients within the engineering sector.
Michael was Royal Academy of Engineering Visiting Professor to the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Nottingham. Having been appointed as a Visiting Professor at Aston University in 2009, he is now a Royal Academy of Engineering Visiting Professor to the School of Engineering and Applied Science. Professor Wood also supports the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Sheffield as one of their Royal Academy of Engineering Visiting Professors.