Senior Lecturer/Reader in Composites Manufacture and Design

University of Bristol - Department of Aerospace Engineering

The Queen’s School of Engineering (Civil, Aerospace and Mechanical) is seeking to make two appointments to the positions of Senior Lecturer/Reader 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 the 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. This position requires an excellent track record of research.

The successful candidates 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 Senior Lecturer/Reader ACAD102814

The closing date for applications is Midnight 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)

The University is committed to creating and sustaining a fully inclusive culture. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and communities.

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