Professor Mike Wood

Mike Wood

Industrial Professor, and
Royal Academy of Engineering Visiting Professor

Phone Number: 0121 204 3626

Email: m.g.wood@aston.ac.uk

Room Number: (new room number to be confirmed)

 

Profile

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. 

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

 

  • 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

 

MSc Major Project supervision (PD4001)

MSc Design Studio (PD4011)

Lead / Professional Supervisor roles for APEC Professional Engineering degree streams

Higher Education Academy applicant mentor

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.

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

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; 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