• School of Engineering and Applied Science, Aston University

    B4 7ET Birmingham

    United Kingdom

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Biography

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 centred 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 Ministry of Defence also UK industry and commerce.

1995 – 2009: Honorary Visiting Fellow, Faculty of Engineering at University of Aston in Birmingham.

1998 – 2016: Independent Consultant to the European Commission.

2006 – 2011: Royal Academy of Engineering Visiting Professor, Department of Mechanical, Materials and Manufacturing Engineering at the University of Nottingham.

2009 – To date: Royal Academy of Engineering Visiting Professor, College of Engineering and Physical Science at Aston University, Birmingham.

2011 – 2019: Royal Academy of Engineering Visiting Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Sheffield.

2013 – 2020: Industrial Professor, College of Engineering and Physical Science at Aston University, Birmingham.

2020: Professor Emeritus, College of Engineering and Physical Science at Aston University, Birmingham.

Teaching Activity

2010 – To date: Lead / Professional Supervisor roles for APEC Professional Engineering degree streams

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

Research Projects/Collaborations

JG Swadener and MG Wood; Effects of the reactor power cycle on baffle plate swelling; The Nuclear Materials Conference 2020; 26th – 29th October, 2020.

MG Wood; Design Appraisal of Special Effects Props and Apparatus for Jurassic World Film Productions; Confidential Report, Pinewood Studios; September, 2020.

MG Wood; Innovative Student Teaching Experiences and Graduate Career Learning; Synopsis and Invited Presentation to the 28th Arab Engineering Conference; Muscat; 12th December, 2018.

MG Wood; Appraisal of Water Tank Structures and Apparatus for Paramount Overseas Film Productions; Confidential Report, Belgrade Studios; August, 2018.

MG Wood, JET Penny and MI Friswell; Detection and Location of Nonlinearities using Reciprocity Breakdown; 9th International Conference on Modern Practice in Stress and Vibration Analysis; University of Cambridge / IOP Conference Series; 2nd – 4th August, 2018.

MG Wood; Operational Appraisal of Special Effects Props and Apparatus for a Jurassic World Film Production; Confidential Report, Pinewood Studios; April, 2017.

MG Wood; European Union Information Hub; Invited Presentation to the Nuclear Security Culture Workshop for Scientists, Technicians and Engineers; Kings College London; 9th – 11th February, 2016.

MG Wood; Innovation in Design: synergy of the competitive needs of SMEs and final year undergraduate design-and-build projects; Royal Academy of Engineering report for Aston University in Birmingham; October, 2014.

DA King & MG Wood; University of Warwick Centre for Industrial Ultrasonics; Interim Review Report for the Royal Academy of Engineering; September, 2013.

G Manson, K Worden & MG Wood; Analysis of Reciprocity Breakdown in Nonlinear Systems; 8th International Conference on Modern Practice in Stress and Vibration Analysis; University of Glasgow / IOP Conference Series; 29th – 31st August, 2012.

MG Wood; Integrated Systems Design: application to Higher Education teaching and research; Royal Academy of Engineering report for the University of Nottingham; September, 2011.

MG Wood et al; The Rough Guide to being an Academy Visiting Professor; Royal Academy of Engineering, London; January, 2011.

MG Wood; Dubai Mall Aquarium Panel Failure: on-site assessment and consequent monitoring recommendations; Confidential Report, Dutco Balfour Beatty LLC, Dubai; 9th Sept, 2010.

CN Eastwood, MG Wood & SD Garvey; A Systems Engineering Case Study: Offshore Renewable Energy Systems; International Conference on Systems Engineering for Future Capability, Loughborough; 12th – 13th February, 2007.

MG Wood; Nuclear Renaissance: technologies and policies for the future of nuclear power; Taylor & Francis CRC Press; Invited review for the Times Higher Education Supplement; 3rd February, 2006.

D Preston; Wilful Murder: the sinking of the Lusitania; Chapter 33 (A Sullen Rumble), Doubleday Books, London; 2002.

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