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Michael Wood

Professor

    • School of Engineering and Applied Science, Aston University

      B4 7ET Birmingham

      United Kingdom

    20022018
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    Personal profile

    General

    I am a Chartered Engineer and Chartered Scientist with 30 years of experience of running a successful engineering consultancy business. Its portfolio includes aeromechanical, electromechanical, mechanical, nuclear, structural and vibration engineering, also design project management.

    I was first appointed to the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Aston in Birmingham in 1995 as an Honorary Visiting Fellow.

    I was then appointed as a Visiting Professor to the School of Engineering and Applied Science as Aston University in early 2009, subsequently as Industrial Professor to the School of Engineering and Applied Science in 2012.

    Prior to my professorships at Aston University, I was appointed Royal Academy of Engineering Visiting Professor to the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Nottingham in 2006, appointed Royal Academy of Engineering Visiting Professor to the School of Engineering and Applied Science at Aston University in 2009, and also appointed Royal Academy of Engineering Visiting Professor to the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Sheffield in 2011.

    Current focus of my institution activities involve engineering education and training in the UK and across the EU. Royal Academy of Engineering remits at both universities center upon Knowledge Transfer to SMEs in the engineering sector. 

    Research Interests

    Research interests include collaboration with Swansea University and the University of Sheffield on integrity-assessment methods, engineering materials behaviour, engineering education, and student attitudes to careers in the traditional industries within the UK.

    Qualifications

    • BSc, Mechanical Engineering (Thin-Sandwich), 1983
    • MSc, Computer Aided Design for Manufacture, 1988
    • PgC, Business Administration (TotalTech), 1994
    • PhD, Structural Health Monitoring (IHD), 1994

    Employment

    • 1987 – to date: Engineering Consultant to the European Commission, the MoD, also UK industry and commerce  
    • 2012 – to date: Industrial Professor, School of Engineering & Applied Science, Aston University
    • 2011 – to date: Royal Academy of Engineering Visiting Professor, Faculty of Engineering, the University of Sheffield
    • 2009 – to date: Royal Academy of Engineering Visiting Professor, School of Engineering & Applied Science, Aston University
    • 2006 – 2011: Royal Academy of Engineering Visiting Professor, Faculty of Engineering, the University of Nottingham
    • 1995 – 2009: Honorary Visiting Fellow, Faculty of Engineering, University of Aston in Birmingham

    Teaching Activity

    MSc Major Project supervision (PD4001)

    MSc Design Studio (PD4011)

    Lead / Professional Supervisor roles for APEC Professional Engineering degree streams

    Higher Education Academy applicant mentor

    Membership of Professional Bodies

    Fellow of the City and Guilds of London Institute

    Fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts, Manufactures and Commerce

    Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

    Registered Chartered Engineer

    Registered Chartered Scientist 

    Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers

    Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society

    Fellow of the Institution of Materials, Minerals and Mining

    Fellow of the Institution of Electrical Engineers

    Fellow of the Energy Institute

    Fellow of the Institution of Engineering Designers

    Fellow of the Institution of Nuclear Engineers

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    Research Output 2002 2018

    Detection and Location of Nonlinearities using Reciprocity Breakdown

    Wood, M., Penny, J. & Friswell, M., 1 Oct 2018, In : Journal of Physics: Conference Series. 1106, 012028.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
    File
    breakdown
    nonlinearity
    excitation
    harmonic excitation
    structural health monitoring

    Analysis of Reciprocity Breakdown in Nonlinear Systems

    Manson, G., Worden, K. & Wood, M., 22 Aug 2012, In : Journal of Physics: Conference Series. 382, 012031.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    nonlinear systems
    breakdown
    frequency response
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    A Systems Engineering Case Study: offshore renewable energy systems

    Eastwood, C. N., Wood, M. G. & Garvey, S. D., 13 Feb 2007.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

    A Sullen Rumble

    Wood, M. G., 2002, Wilful Murder: the sinking of the Lusitania. Preston, D. (ed.).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter