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Steering Group

Professor Andrew Evans – Head of Physics, Aberystwyth University

Dr Iestyn Pierce – Head of School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering, Bangor University

Professor Sam Evans – School of Engineering, Cardiff University

Professor Jon Platts – Dean of School of Technologies, Cardiff Metropolitan University

Professor Caroline Gray – Director of OpTIC Technology Centre, Wrexham Glyndwr University

Professor Nigel Copner – Faculty of Computing, Engineering & Science, University of South Wales

Professor Johann Sienz – Deputy Executive Dean, Faculty of Science & Engineering, Swansea University

Dr Gregory Owen – Academic Director of Engineering, University of Wales, Trinity Saint David

Dr Ian Nicholson - AEM Section Manager, TWI Technology Centre Wales

Management Team

They deliver the vision and operations of the Network on a daily basis. The team works with the Steering Group on strategic direction and providing information on the project progress, new opportunities and challenges that may arise.

Professor Huw Summers, FLSW, NRN Director

Prof Huw Summers.jpgHuw is a Medical Engineer at Swansea University whose research interests cover the application of nanotechnology for health, data analytics for cell biology and wearable sensors for human motion analysis. Previously he has worked on the development of photonic devices and semiconductor materials & micro-systems. Huw is strongly committed to collaborative models for research, both across institutions and groups, and has led initiatives building research, teaching and student exchange partnerships with universities and medical research institutes in Texas.

Jo Griffiths, Project Administrator

Jo photo.jpgJo joined the Network as Administrator from SUSTAIN Steel, an EPSRC Future Manufacturing Research Hub. Prior to working in Swansea, Jo was the Event Manager for the Institute for Manufacturing at Cambridge University.



If you wish to find out more about the NRN Advanced Engineering and Materials please contact us by email EngineeringNRN@swansea.ac.uk