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    • School of Engineering and Applied Science, Aston University

      B4 7ET Birmingham

      United Kingdom

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    Personal profile


    I joined Aston University in January 2009, and teach a variety of courses in the school of Engineering Systems & Management. I am actively engaged in product development research, particularly in the areas of internal combustion engines and low carbon vehicles as part of the Sustainable Environment Research Group.

    I am also an adjunct professor at University of Wisconsin – Madison, teaching project management and technology trends on engineering masters programs.

    Prior to joining Aston University, I worked in industry for 25 years holding a variety of senior engineering leadership positions, included responsibilities for engineering development, project execution and business leadership, with consultant and manufacturing companies. Within these organizations, I had global responsibility for engines, transmissions and driveline engineering and product development for automotive, aerospace, off-highway, construction, agricultural equipment, and motorcycles.

    Research Interests

    Current research interests are in the areas of:

    • Product development decision making

    • Engine architecture analysis

    • Engineering project management best practice

    • Product user profiles and duty cycle development 

    Teaching Activity

    • New Product Development
    • Engineering Project Management
    • Engineering Leadership/Management of Change
    • Lean & Agile Manufacturing


    • MSc Engineering Design, Loughborough University, 1994
    • MEng Engineering, University Wisconsin – Madison, 2003
    • MEd Higher Education, Aston University, 2019
    • PhD Application of Heuristic Pareto Frontiers to Multi-Variate Design Attributes of an Automotive Engine to Achieve Robust Configuration Architecture, expected completion 2014


    • 2008 – date: Lecturer, Aston University, UK

    • 2005 – date: Adjunct Professor, University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA

    • 2007 – 2009: Product Group Director, Ricardo Consulting Engineers, UK

    • 2006 – 2007: Technical Director, Engineering, Romax Technology, UK

    • 2000 – 2006: Chief Engineer Powertrain, Harley-Davidson Motor Company, USA

    • 1998 – 2000: Senior Director, Engineering, Mercury Marine, USA

    • 1994 – 1998: Global Business Development Director, Cosworth Engineering, UK

    • 1985 – 1994: Executive Engineer, Lotus Engineering, UK

    • 1983 – 1985: Design Engineer, Noel Penny Turbines, UK

    Membership of Professional Bodies

    • Society Automotive Engineers
    • Institute of Engineering Designers
    • Newcomen Society


    • University of Wisconsin – Madison USA, Adjunct Professor teaching analysis of trends in engines and engines program management on distance masters programs
    • University of Portsmouth UK, Associate Lecturer in learning management  for masters distance program
    • Loughborough University UK, Visiting Lecturer in Advanced Transmission Design & Development
    • Hanyang University South Korea – Adjunct Professor in International Business


    Chief Editor, International Journal for the History of Engineering & Technology, 2019 - Present.

    Contact Details

    Phone number: 0121 204 3531
    Room number: MB222E

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    Engines Engineering & Materials Science
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    Research Output 2006 2017

    Managing Short Product Cycles

    Price, B. J., 21 Feb 2017.

    Research output: Contribution to conferenceOther

    Meta-Optimization of Ev Battery Sizing

    Price, B. J., 3 Dec 2017.

    Research output: Contribution to conferenceOther

    Radio frequency identification and its application in e-commerce

    Bahr, W. & Price, B. J., 2016, Encyclopedia of e-commerce development, implementation, and management. Lee, I. (ed.). IGI Global, p. 1841-1857 16 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingEntry for encyclopedia/dictionary

    Open Access
    Radio frequency identification (RFID)
    Electronic commerce
    Data acquisition

    Radio frequency identification and time-driven activity based costing: RFID-TDABC application in warehousing

    Bahr, W. & Price, B. J., 7 Sep 2016, Proceedings of the 21st Annual Logistics Research Network Conference.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Open Access
    Radio frequency identification (RFID)
    Supply chains

    Acceptability of Lean Six Sigma in a developing economy: results from exploratory research in Nigerian consulting companies

    Umude-Igbru, O. & Price, B., 2015, 2015 International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management (IEOM). IEEE

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Open Access
    Developing economies
    Lean Six Sigma


    Enabling long journeys in electric vehicles: design and demonstration of an infrastructure location model

    Author: Chittock, L., 11 Sep 2015

    Supervisor: Price, B. J. (Supervisor) & Bastin, L. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy


    Radio frequency identification and time-driven activity based costing: RFID-TDABC

    Author: Bahr, W., 27 Jun 2016

    Supervisor: Price, B. J. (Supervisor) & Hedges, P. D. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy


    Activities 2006 2019

    • 1 Participation in conference
    • 1 Editorial activity
    • 1 Invited talk
    • 1 Visiting an external academic institution

    International Journal for the History of Engineering & Technology (Journal)

    Brian Price (Editorial board member)
    1 Jan 2019

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activity

    PLATE 2015

    Brian Price (Participant)
    17 Jun 201519 Jun 2015

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

    Electric Vehicle Demonstration

    Brian Price (Speaker)
    19 Oct 201022 Oct 2010

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

    University of Wisconsin-Madison

    Brian Price (Visiting lecturer)

    Activity: Visiting an external institution typesVisiting an external academic institution