Research Master Class


Research Master Class

Publishing Date: 3/14/2018 12:00 AM


Part 1: "Research and Development for Industry and Impact"

Part 2: "Research Design and Execution"

Presented by Professor Paul Mativenga

Prof Paul Mativenga holds a Chair in Multi-scale & Sustainable Manufacturing and is Vice Dean of the Faculty of Science and Engineering at The University of Manchester (UoM), in the United Kingdom and is a Distinguished Visiting Professor at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa. At Manchester, he is also the Faculty academic lead for Social Responsibility, Environmental Sustainability, Equality and Diversity. Prior to his current appointment, Paul has served as Director of Research and during this term, he was responsible for strategy on Research Excellence (Outputs, Grant Income and Impact) as driven by the requirements of the United Kingdom Research Excellence Framework.

Paul is excited about developing engineering science solutions to the major challenges of resource efficiency and industrial sustainability. He has worked on both research council and industry funded projects with Rolls Royce Plc, BAE Systems and Microsystems UK, Teer Coatings Ltd. As Principal Investigator, in 2010, he successfully completed the Extended Life Microtooling by Advanced Coatings Technology (ELMACT) project, a large grant with seven industrial partners. In this project, he led the development of a number of micro manufacturing solutions for the UK industry. He also pioneered the development of laser de-coating technology to facilitate re-use of hard metal tooling. As co-investigator, he was involved in the UK multi-million pound Strategic Affordable Manufacturing with Leading Environment Technologies (SAMULET) project led by Rolls Royce Plc and his group focused on laser cleaning. In the knowledge exchange, KE-LAS project the team engaged Small to Medium Enterprises assisting them in application of laser technology in manufacturing. He worked on the Efficient X-sector use of HeterogeneoUs MatErials in Manufacturing (EXHUME) on composite recycling funded by EPSRC through a sandpit. Paul has published over 130 refereed papers on manufacturing science and technology and industrial sustainability.

Paul serves on a number of editorial boards of leading international journals in manufacturing. He is a Member of the International Academy of Production Engineering, College International pour la Recherche en Productique (CIRP). The CIRP was founded in 1951 with the aim to address scientifically, through international co-operation, issues related to modern production science and technology.


DATE: 27 March 2018 (Tuesday)

TIME: 17:00 to 19:00

Venue: APB, B RED 20