Dennis McKeag

Position: Visiting Professor in Innovation

College: College of Engineering and Technology

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I am a Royal Academy of Engineering Visiting Professor in Innovation at the University of Derby and Emeritus Professor at Ulster University. I received my BSc (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Strathclyde in 1970, and his PhD in Diffusion Bonding from the Queen’s University Belfast in 1974. He is a Chartered Engineer and a member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, the Institute of Materials and the Institute of Engineering Designers. My early career was spent as a Section Leader in the Research and Development Department of Short Brothers and Harland Ltd (Now Bombardier Aerospace). I worked for three years in the University of Limerick as a Lecturer in Design and was Course Director for Industrial Design. In 1987, I was appointed Professor of Product Development in the Faculty of Art and Design at the University of Ulster, and from 2002 to 2012 was Professor in the School of Engineering. From 2002 to 2012 I was visiting Professor in Design at University of Bournemouth. For the past 30 years I have specialised in product and process innovation through knowledge and technology transfer programmes between academia and industry, and am an acknowledged leader in this field. I was leader of Design Research in the Art and Design Research Institute (RIAD) at The University of Ulster, have over 100 publications and other forms of public output, and have refereed papers in a number of conferences and publications in my areas of specialism. I am also a member of SEFI and a member of CINet.

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