October 26, 2018, by Rob Ounsworth
Engineering’s new APVC for research
Professor Christopher Tuck has been appointed as Associate Pro-Vice Chancellor for Research and Knowledge Exchange, Faculty of Engineering.
Chris Tuck is Professor of Materials Engineering and Deputy Director of the EPSRC Centre Of Innovative Manufacturing in Additive Manufacturing. He is also Director of the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing, a training and research programme for PhD students co-sponsored by industry.
He said: “I am delighted to take up the role of APVC for Research and Knowledge Exchange in Engineering and working with university and engineering colleagues to enable and build upon our already world-leading research portfolio to gain further reach and impact for our staff and university.”
Professor Sam Kingman, Pro-Vice Chancellor for Engineering, said: “Chris is a world-class researcher, with superb track record for forging partnerships with industry and our stakeholders. As Associate Pro-Vice Chancellor for Research and Knowledge Exchange, Chris will further drive our commitment as a Faculty to deliver exceptional research with real impact to society.”
The most recent Research Excellence Framework rated more than 98% of the Faculty of Engineering’s research as of international quality and 89% as ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ and its research awards for 2016-17 totalled £47m.