Chair in Composites Manufacture and Design 

Bristol , City of Bristol (GB)
17 Aug 2017
End of advertisement period
29 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Chair in Composites Manufacture and Design 

Job number  ACAD102813 
Division/School  Faculty of Engineering 
Contract type  Open ended contract staff 
Working pattern  Full time 
Salary  £62,107 - £113,811 
Closing date for applications  29-Oct-2017 

University of Bristol, Faculty of Engineering

Chair (Ref: ACAD102813)  in Composite Manufacture and Design 

The Queen’s School of Engineering (Civil, Aerospace and Mechanical) is seeking to make an appointment to the position of Chair in Composites Manufacture and Design. This post is part of the recently launched Bristol Composites Institute (ACCIS), and align with the University’s involvement in the EPSRC Future Composites Manufacturing Research Hub, the EPSRC Industrial Doctorate Centre in Composites Manufacture and the National Composites Centre (NCC). 

Suitable candidates for this post will have a strong academic and/or industrial background in research, preferably with experience in the engineering industry. Applicants must demonstrate an excellent knowledge of their research specialism and demonstrate plans to develop their research and how this will link to and expand existing activities. Both positions require an excellent track record of research, with the Chair also demonstrating a high international profile and proven leadership experience.

The successful candidate will be expected to pursue research in areas related to composites manufacture and design, for example in data rich manufacturing, automation, increased deposition and cure rates, in-process inspection and monitoring, process modelling, sustainable manufacturing, design for manufacture or advanced design methodologies, and to collaborate widely across the internationally leading Bristol Composites Institute (ACCIS), the Engineering and Science Faculties, and the NCC.

More information at
Job reference for Chair ACAD102813. 

The closing date for applications is 23:59 on 29th October 2017.
Interviews are expected to be held in the week beginning 20th November 2017 

For an informal discussion please contact:

Professor Michael Wisnom
Head of Bristol Composites Institute ACCIS


Professor Kevin Potter
Professor in Composites Manufacture


Prof Ian Bond
Head of Queen’s School of Engineering (Civil, Aerospace and Mechanical)