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Prof Mark Price

Prof Mark Price

Principle Investigator

Queen’s University Belfast

Mark Price graduated in 1987 with a First Class Honours degree in Aeronautical Engineering from Queen’s University Belfast and a Masters in Engineering Computation in 1988. He returned later to QUB to undertake a PhD in the department of Mechanical…

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Prof Andy Tyrrell

Prof Andy Tyrrell

Thread 1 Lead

University of York

Andy Tyrrell received a 1st class honours degree in 1982 and a PhD in 1985, both in Electrical and Electronic Engineering. Andy’s main research interests are in the design of biologically-inspired architectures, computer engineering, microelectronics, robotics, evolvable hardware, FPGA system…

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Prof Trevor Robinson

Prof Trevor Robinson

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Queen’s University Belfast

Trevor graduated from Queen’s University Belfast with a MEng in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering. He then pursued a PhD in the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering while working on a large European Framework Programme aerospace project called VIVACE. He…

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Prof Paul Conway

Prof Paul Conway

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Loughborough University

Paul is Dean of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering at Loughborough and Professor of Manufacturing Processes. He led EPSRC’s Innovative Electronics manufacturing Centre for more than 10 years and has worked in manufacturing processes and technology research and consultancy in…

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Prof Yan Jin

Prof Yan Jin

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Queen’s University Belfast

Prof Jin is a professor of Smart Manufacturing and Robotics in the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Queen’s University Belfast. He has been working in the school as a research fellow (2007-08), a lecturer (2009-15), and a senior lecturer (2015-18).…

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Professor Frank Kirkland

Queen’s University Belfast

Professor Frank Kirkland has extensive industrial experience having worked for Rolls-Royce plc for 38 years latterly as Chief Designer-Civil Aerospace. His expertise in the Design and Aerospace field was recognised by the award of a Royal Aerospace Society Gold Medal…

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