Professor Carol Featherston is the aerospace research theme lead within the School of Engineering at Cardiff University. Her expertise lies within the disciplines of Aeronautical, Process Plant Maintenance and Pressure Vessel Design Engineering. She is an active member of the Mechanical and Structural Performance Research Group at Cardiff; and has extensive industrial experience working with Airbus and BAE Systems.
Liana M. Cipcigan is a Professor at Cardiff University’s School of Engineering leading Sustainable Transport cross-cutting theme. She is Director of the Electric Vehicle Centre of Excellence and leader of Transport Futures Research Network. She has been at the forefront of the shift to electrified transport for over a decade delivering international research leadership and excellence, collaborating widely with industry, and being recognised as an expert in EVs and Smart Grids. Liana has collaborated widely with industry, more recently during her secondment at National Grid under Royal Academy of Engineering Industrial Fellowship. She has held as PI and Co-I grants in the excess of £6.5M from EPSRC, Royal Academy of Engineering, Innovate UK, UKERC, Welsh European Funding Office, EU FP7/H2020 and industry.
Professor Jun Liang is a Professor of Power Electronics within the Cardiff University School of Engineering. Jun’s current research is on VSC based HVDC transmission for offshore wind power plants. His main research areas are on flexible AC transmission systems (FACTS), power electronics, converter control, power system stability, grid integration of wind power generation and DC grids.
Professor Omer Rana is the College Dean and International Professor of Performance Engineering within the School of Computer Science and Informatics at Cardiff University. Omer previously led the Complex Systems research group. His research interests lie in the overlap between intelligent systems and high-performance distributed computing. His areas of expertise include computer science, cloud computing, big data, machine learning and computer engineering.
Dr Phillip Morgan is a Reader within the School of Psychology at Cardiff University. He directs the Human Factors Excellence (HuFEx) Research Group at Cardiff University which conducts cutting edge human factors research that generally fits within one or more of the following themes: defence and security; design of internal and external spaces; emergency services; healthcare and patient safety; human-machine system design, integration and training; and intelligent mobility. Dr Morgan is author of >70 research outputs, reviewer for journals spanning cognitive and applied psychology and human factors. He supervises many PhD students in areas such as transport and mobility, cyber psychology, and the effects of disruptive technologies on task performance.
Dr Dimitrios Potoglou is a Senior Lecturer and Programme Director of the MSc Transport and Planning in the School of Geography and Planning, Cardiff University. Dimitris has previously worked as a Research Policy-Analyst at RAND Europe, a not-for-profit research institute, and was a post-doctoral fellow at the Delft University of Technology.
His current research focuses on cross-cultural comparisons regarding the demand for alternative fuelled vehicles, and the study of attitudes and consumer response to electric-vehicle charging. Dimitris currently serves as an Associated Editor for Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment and is a member of the Editorial Board of Sustainability, Section: Sustainable Urban and Rural Development.
Dr Georgina Santos is a Senior Lecturer within the School of Geography and Planning at Cardiff University. Georgina is interested in environmental and transport economics and policy. She has conducted research on the internalisation of transport externalities, with a focus on air pollution, climate change, and traffic congestion; low carbon vehicle/fuel technologies and consumers' choice and modal split. Her work on sustainable transport, Mobility as a Service, and electrification of road transport led her to also becoming interested in technological transitions and diffusion theory. Georgina holds a PhD in Economics from Cambridge University.
Phil has been awarded over £30M as PI/CI from over 100 grants, published over 200 peer reviewed publications and supervised to completion 30 PhD students over 22 years as an academic. He has served on many national and international executive/steering committees. He currently serves on the International Energy Agency (IEA) Technology Collaboration Programme (for Combustion and Emission Reduction), RCUK 'Energy' strategic advisory committee (2014-), British Section of the Combustion Institute (2014-), Trustee for UK Explosion Liaison Group (2007-). He has provided specialist advice and consultancy to government and a range of multi-nationals including Ricardo, DNV, BP, Exxon-Mobil, Shell, etc. He has been invited to present keynote addresses worldwide and has won several awards for his research.
Dr Padraig Corcoran is a Senior Lecturer and Academic Director of the Data Science Academy (DSA) in the School of Computer Science and Informatics (COMSC) at Cardiff University. The DSA is a recently launched collaborative project between a number of academic schools in Cardiff University which aims to ensure that Wales produces highly-skilled and employable graduates in the field of data science. Dr Corcoran has much experience and expertise in the fields of graph theory and applied topology. He is particularly interested in applications to the domains of geographical information science and robotics.
I am a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in Computer Science at Cardiff University. I graduated from The University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom with a master’s thesis on computer vision and signal processing. I subsequently worked in the Department of Computer Science at Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), The Netherlands for my PhD on image computing and human visual perception. My PhD research was funded by Philips Research Laboratories. My research interests sit at the intersection of visual signal processing, computer vision, machine learning, human visual perception, and human-computer interaction.
I am an urban cultural geographer and economic sociologist broadly interested in the intersections between mobility, embodiment, environmental sustainability and technology. These interests are underpinned by a political-economic focus on the production and maintenance of power and inequality and the application of post-structuralist theories including Social Practice Theory, Science and Technology Studies, Non Representational Theory and Actor Network Theory. My research progresses this agenda through four intersecting themes: (i) the governance of mobility and smart cities; (ii) affect, emotion and sensory geographies; (iii) visual culture, design and technology; and (iv) mobile methods.
Zhangming Wu is a Lecturer in Advanced Computational Mechanics Group, Cardiff School of Engineering. Zhangming Wu’s research focused on the development of efficient modelling and optimization methods for the innovation of Smart Lightweight Composite Structures, in particular for the aeronautical and aerospace applications. His research aims to innovate the next generation smart lightweight structures, with conducting broad research activities in the areas of structural mechanics, optimal design, dynamics, additive manufacturing, smart sensing technique and experimental testing etc. The research outcomes are expected to have extensive benefits or can directly apply in aircraft and space structures, civil engineering, offshore wind energy, and biomedical devices etc.
Abhishek is a lecturer in mechanical engineering, working with the Applied and Computational Mechanics research group. His primary research interests are Uncertainty Quantification (UQ), Structural Health Monitoring, Active control of vibration/noise and computational modelling + digital twin. UQ is necessary in design, calibration and performance prediction of engineering systems to ensure clean and fail-safe operation. Structural Health Monitoring is where intelligent monitoring systems for structures integrated within an IOT framework help in the development and operation of smart structures. Active control of vibration/noise is essential to ensure robust, real-time cancellation of structural vibration/noise under changing conditions. Computational modelling and digital twin enables simulation of a products’ operation in a virtual environment which captures design features and operational conditions.
Professor of Structural Engineering with expertise in buckling, vibration, optimisation, composite materitals, damage modelling and detection. Developed exact strip software (VICONOPT) for analysis and optimum design of lightweight aircraft structures. Graduated from Cambridge University in 1978, PhD from Cardiff in 1994. Chartered Engineer, Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society, Member of the British Computer Society. Deputy Director (Staff) in the School of Engineering (2010-2017). Director of Postgraduate Reseach Studies (2003-2007). Collaborative research with Airbus, NASA, Tsinghua University and Dalian University of Technology.
Professor Manu Haddad is a Senior Lecturer in Electrical Engineering at Cardiff University, with responsibility for the High Voltage Research Group. His lecturing duties span across high voltage engineering, power systems, electromagnetics, mathematics and electrical circuits. His research interests are in overvoltage protection, insulation systems, insulation coordination and earthing of electrical energy systems.
Alastair Clarke is a Chartered Mechanical Engineer with research interests in Tribology and Lubrication - EHL Modelling, Rough Surfaces / Mixed Lubrication, Rheology, Micropitting, Experimental Tribology, Wear Health Monitoring of Rotating Machinery - use of Acoustic Emission and Rate of Change of Torque (RoC) techniques to monitor rotating machinery, in particular bearings and gearing. Particular applications to aerospace, renewable energy and transport. Computational Optimisation - particularly with applications to organisation sensor network in SHM systems and of emergency service response Current and past collaborators and funders include the EU, EPSRC, British Gear Association, Mistras, Biomet, SKF, Airbus, Calon Cardio, David Brown Gear Systems and Mercedes AMG Formula 1 Team.
Rhys Pullin is Head of Department for Mechanical Engineering and a Reader in Performance Engineering working in Non-destructive Evaluation (NDE). He is a Charetred Engineer and a Fellow of the IMechE. His primary area of research is Structural Health Monitoring using Acoustic Emission (AE) and Acousto-Ultrasonics (AU) in metallic and composite aerospace components. Recently his research work has focused on Energy Harvesting using radio frequency transmission, vibration and thermal differences and wireless data transmission with the aim of developing autonomous SHM systems for aerospace applications. Dr Pullin has completed research programmes for Airbus, Boeing, EADS, Mercedes F1, Ministry of Defence, Centre for Defence Enterprise and SKF.