Staff profile

Professor Warren Manning

Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean of the College of Engineering and Technology

Warren at STEM


College of Engineering and Technology


Office of the Vice-Chancellor



In my role as Dean of  the College of Engineering and Technology I provide leadership in teaching, research and engagement across computing, engineering and mathematics.  

I spend much of my time engaging with external businesses and organisations, across the region, to ensure our expertise is having real impact for our partners.

As a Pro Vice-Chancellor I support initiatives and projects that work across the university, such as working on transformational programmes and helping shape university policy. 

Teaching responsibilities

My teaching background is rooted in the areas of control systems and dynamics. I specialise in vehicle dynamics, chassis control systems and automotive mechatronics.

I spent many years supporting Formula Student racing projects and have become advanced in the application of computer modelling techniques to simulate and test engineering systems. My passion is enabling students to take a holistic view of theory, simulation and practice to innovate in a timely manner.

As a senior leader in the organisation, I am also called upon to support teaching in engineering leadership and management, including projects and programmes.


Research interests

Much of my research studies the impact of novel control algorithms and architectures on engineering systems. I have explored smart systems for vibration control, model-based algorithms for vehicle chassis control, driver-in the loop modelling for advanced driver assistance systems and estimator design for virtual measurements of vehicle dynamics.

My research has been carried out through EPSRC and industry funding. One of my EPSRC funded projects, in collaboration with the Leeds Institute of Transport Studies, used a state of the art driving simulator to investigate the effects of automated systems on driver safety. 


Experience in industry

In the media

I enjoy engaging with the media on my research into advanced vehicle control systems or, more generally, into issues facing STEM subjects in Higher education.

Recent publications

My publications and citations can be found on google scholar