Professor Richard Hall

Position: Director of the Institue for Innovation in Sustainable Engineering

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Professor Richard Hall joined the University in September 2013 having formerly held senior academic and research positions at the University of Wolverhampton and University of Birmingham.

At Wolverhampton he was instrumental in leading the development of the Innovative Product Development Centre, the Caparo Innovation Centre, and the Midlands Simulation Group.

His international reputation in aerospace, automotive, and high value manufacturing industries has been recognised in his appointment to the National Review Panel for the Quality of Research in HE Research assessment Exercise 2008 and more recently the Research Excellence Framework 2014 for Mechanical, Aerospace, Manufacturing and Chemical Engineering.

“Sustainability is the biggest global challenge faced by society today. Companies that can create new and innovative products, with sustainability in mind, will grow and be successful in increasingly competitive markets. The Institute will genuinely support and add value to local companies, providing them with access to the latest research findings and advanced technologies.

It will also enhance the University’s facilities for students to provide a highly skilled, talented workforce to support growth. This is what makes the Institute such an exciting proposition, with the University working closely with its industrial partners for mutual benefits.

To be its first director is an honour and I relish the challenge of bringing together the skills and experience of the University with those of leading businesses from across the region.”

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