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Senior Visiting Fellows


Eann has a distinguished academic career in structural materials and mechanics with over 30 years’ experience in this field. He has had a number of key roles in academia in the UK and USA, and as acted as a Co-coordinator of multi-partner research consortia.

Eann also held roles as Head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Sheffield, Chair of Mechanical Engineering at Michigan State University where he was also Director of the Composite Vehicle Research Center.

Key Areas of Expertise

Eann has key knowledge working with several industrial sectors including aerospace, automotive, biomedical, marine and nuclear. He also has experience of working with and advising Government in the USA and UK.

Key Achievements

Eann has been described as a ‘charismatic figure with key technical communication skills’. He has experience as a speaker at international conferences, media appearances in the USA, author of a book and more than 130 peer-reviewed papers. He has chaired funding panels, been editor of a number of international journals and has organized workshops. Eann was also presented with the Hsue-Shen Tsien Professorship in Engineering Sciences for his work in 2014 by the Institute of Mechanics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. He has also been instrumental in working with NNL to develop the case for the Nuclear Computing Centre of Excellence.

Eann is the A. A. Griffith Chair of Structural Materials and Mechanics and a Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award Holder at the School of Engineering, University of Liverpool.